The Secrets of the Art Industry

The Secrets of the Art Industry

The common understanding is that museums are a place of cultural and historical importance where philanthropic ideas of curatorship, education, and conservation are preserved and encouraged for the benefits of greater public. But increasingly, museums are also being used as a tool to serve the agenda of their super-wealthy patrons, their board members. It would […]

‘2018 ARTDEX Art Competition’ Winner Announcement

Over the past few months, ARTDEX has received numerous brilliant artwork submissions from talented worldwide artists attending our Inaugural Art Competition. We would like to thank you for your continuing contribution and daily endeavor to inspire the global art community. We are honored to announce the six artists selected from our esteemed jurors. Each winner […]

Connecting on ARTDEX

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There are already ways to upload your art collection to the web or create an online archive—ARTDEX also does those things, but it goes one step further. ARTDEX is designed to help individuals in the art world—artists, collectors, galleries, enthusiasts—connect to one another over their shared love of art. So once you’ve joined the ARTDEX […]

Art: The Original Social Network

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Why do we make art? Plenty of folks have tried to answer that question over the course of human history. Freud, Nietzsche, Hegel, Kant, Lacan, Heidegger, Adorno, Derrida—the roster of great thinkers who’ve tried to answer that question reads like a Greatest Hits list for philosophy students. For all those thousands and thousands of pages […]

Discovering Artists, Artworks and Collections on ARTDEX

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Now that you’re an expert in creating collections and organizing your art it’s time to take a look at what other people are up to on ARTDEX! With just a few clicks, you can easily search for and discover new artists, artworks and collections that other users are sharing. To start log in to ARTDEX. […]

Creating a Collection & Organizing Your Art

Creating a collection on ARTDEX is a great way to keep your art organized. Whether it’s an actual collection you own, an inventory of your gallery, or your personal portfolio, it all works the same way. The first step is to navigate to your artwork by clicking “Organize” from the side navigation menu. From there, […]

How to Upload & Catalogue Art on ARTDEX

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You’ve created an account and set up your ARTDEX profile, now it’s time to start uploading and organizing your art! 1. Uploading Art Begin by signing in to your ARTDEX account. Once logged in, click “Organize” from the side navigation menu. If this is the first time you’re uploading artwork, a message prompting you to […]

ARTDEX For Collectors

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Art collection tends to be more than just a hobby—it’s a passion. It takes time and care and money. You’re finding art that you care about and making it part of your life. You want to get the most out of your collection, which means keeping it organized, engaging in the art community, and keeping […]

ARTDEX For Artists

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Being an artist is about more than just creating art. It’s also about organizing your work, connecting with collectors and other artists, and staying involved in the happenings of the art world. Being an artist means being part of a community. That used to mean keeping paper or spreadsheet records, using social media, and keeping […]

How to Set Up Your ARTDEX Profile

You’ve joined ARTDEX and now it’s time to get you connecting to art professionals and enthusiasts. Before you get started, you’ll want to set up your profile. Luckily, completing your ARTDEX profile is as easy as 1-2-3. The following 3 easy steps will get you up and running in no time. Begin by signing in to your ARTDEX […]

ARTDEX For Students

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The engineering majors may scoff, but studying art is no easy task. It’s a complicated discipline that takes a mix of talent and plain old hard work. Plus it doesn’t get much respect. Whether you’re studying art history, art theory, the art market, or to be an artist, you could probably use a tool to […]

Introducing ARTDEX: “Welcome to the Art World”

We’re excited to announce the official launch of ARTDEX, the art industry’s premier art portfolio website and social network for art professionals. With ARTDEX, you can: Organize: Create your online gallery showcasing your personal and virtual collections. Discover: Find new artists and discover trends in the global art community. Connect: Get to know like-minded collectors, […]