ArtStack gives art a social home online!
ArtStack announced today that over 45,000 artworks by over 12,000 artists have been shared by its community from across 150 countries worldwide. The platform, which launched in late 2011, now has almost twenty times the number of works than The National Gallery Collection inLondon.
ArtStack is the social platform for art, where everyone can share art and comment – whether you are an established or emerging artist, curator or just art enthusiast. ArtStack’s vision is to make it easy for anyone to engage with the world’s most exciting art, discovering work by leading emerging and established artists in the click of a button!
The platform is rooted in the concept that the best way to discover art is through people. ArtStack’s global community includes some of today’s most exciting artists, curators, writers and creative thinkers. ArtStack is empowering emerging and established artists and curators from around the world to reach new audiences worldwide, find inspiration for their work and share ideas.
Artist Conrad Shawcross says: ‘ArtStack is an extremely exciting new platform with huge potential. An innovative new nexus for the proliferation, discussion and promotion of great art.’ ArtStack is used by leading artists, curators, museum directors, art historians, gallerists and creative people around the world. Stephen Fry, Malcolm Gladwell and Ed Vaizey, the Minister of Culture, all use the site – as well as Frieze founders, Matthew Slotover and Amanda Sharp; ICA director, Gregor Muir; Serpentine Gallery co-director, Hans Ulrich Obrist; and artists like Vanessa Beecroft, Conrad Shawcross, etc. Artist Sterling Ruby says: ‘It’s the only social platform that I was willing to join.’
Co-founder of ArtStack, Ezra Konvitz says: ‘It’s really exciting to see artists embrace ArtStack and connect with a global community of art lovers – the energy has been tremendous. The best part for me is discovering incredible art every day.’
Enabling discovery and exploration, the ArtStack community is contributing to an ever-growing catalogue of art from across the globe, organised so people can find and engage with art everywhere. Everyone can upload work to their own profile (or ‘Stack’) of art, whether at their computer or using the camera on ArtStack’s free iPhone app.
People only see works shared (‘stacked’) by people they follow in their personalised feed – they can ‘stack’ any work already on the platform and follow anyone to see more art. Artists and categories like years, institutions and media can also be followed in a searchable wiki. This social model makes ArtStack the easy way to see art and discover new works through people who share your taste.
The platform is currently available in English and Mandarin Chinese.