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Art Exchange unlocks the art world by uniting art, tech and business

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Art Exchange, a new art event featuring a range of exhibitions and talks fusing the worlds of art, tech and business is launching in London this month. The aim of the event is to show how art can help companies and individuals adapt and prosper, in our rapidly changing and increasingly tech-driven world. Targeted at businesses, creatives and influencers and open to everyone, the three-day event is at the Candid Arts Trust in Angel from Friday, September 23rd to Sunday, September 25th. Art Exchange aims to bridge the creative-corporate divide and show how the artist’ mindset and the creative power of visual art can generate transformative business results.

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Speakers such as François Mazoudier, Joelle Deroy and Eric de Bettignies are headlining the talks programme. The exhibitions will feature work from artists including Jacob Wolff, Xavier Roux and Gareb Shamus. Attendees will also get the chance to play the world’s largest interactive open-sourced game, Citydrift. Created by New York artist Peter Hopkins, Citydrift allows players to wander through London and become an artist for a night. Art Exchange will mark the first time the game has been played outside the US and the winner of the game at the event will receive a collaborative artwork.

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More than 20 internationally curated artworks and creative projects intersecting business and art have been selected for showcase, with the artists on site for presentations. Art Exchange’s thought leadership programme features interactive sessions aimed at unlocking the art world for business. Topics under discussion include “Art & Technology,” “The Artist as Consultant’” and “How to Create Coincidences.” Art Exchange London is organised under the patronage of Advancy Worldwide strategy consulting. You can find the complete 3 day timetable below.

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Artists include:

Jacob Armitage - Design and Animation

Barry Carlsen - Painting

Hugo Dalton - Light Drawing and Wall Paintings

Joelle Deroy - Multimedia Visual Art

Peter Donders - Design and Sculpture

Will Gallia - Digital and Interactive

Brian Gaman - Images and Objects

Rene Gonzalez - Painting

Kimatica - Performance and Digital

Mike McKeown - Sculpture

Jean Nestares - Photography & Painting

Pang - Street Art and Portraiture

Antoine Poupel - Photography

Xavier Roux - Conceptual Art

Gareb Shamus - Abstract Painting

Charlie Sutcliffe - Illustration

Vezzini and Chen - Designer Makers

Jacob Wolff - Sculpture and Painting

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Speakers and Panelists include:

Eric de Bettignies – ADVANCY GROUP Founding Director

Joelle Deroy – DRIVING CHANGE WITH ART Chief Executive Artist

Ayelet Elstein – TONDO ART Chief Revenue Officer

Rene Gonzalez – Painter

Wendy Gosnell Long – the CRAFT Founder

Peter Hopkins – SHHHIM Artist and Creative Director

Jean-Baptiste Leroux – ELX Art Founder and Director

Francois Mazoudier – TMRW / TECH LEADERS Managing Partner

Xavier Roux – Conceptual Artist

Gareb Shamus – Abstract Painter

Mark and Hannah Westall – FAD Founders and Directors

Jacob Wolff – Painter and Sculptor

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