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about us

 

We democratize art - because we believe discovering, learning about, and collecting art shouldn't depend on who you know, where you live or how much money you make. Art is for everyone! To lead and guide you in the artworld, we set up an online platform and a series of art in public space projects.

 

On artlead.net you can discover and collect work by today's best artists, at affordable prices. We work together with carefully selected museums, art institutions, publishers and galleries across Europe to bring the best collection of artworks and editions out there. Together with our partners, we build an easily accessible, curated collaborative online marketplace that allows you to browse our collection for artworks of both established and emerging artists. artlead.net offers specialized guidance in your search for a work that perfectly matches your criteria - whether you’re searching for a specific artist, style, size or price.

 

But because we believe the best way to discover art is to simply look at it, we also set up various art in public space projects. Billboard Series is an on-going long-term project in Ghent, which we initiated in 2015 to accompany a five yearlong city renewal, from old industrial port to new city quarter - after a masterplan by O.M.A. As such transformation is far-reaching for the neighbourhood and its residents, we don’t want to take this conversion for granted. We commission artists to make work for a 50 square meter billboard to constantly reflect on this change. A Temporary Monument for Brussels is another one of our art in public space projects, set in Brussels. Functioning as present-day answer to a monumental 1963 Jacques Moeschal sculpture, it is imagined as a contemporary reflection on the historical concept of a monument. We invite Brussels based artists to propose a visual reflection in the form of five large-scale banners.

 

For each of these art in public space projects, we invite 4 artists a year to make new work that considers the status of the image and fosters a productive dialogue with the surrounding neighbourhood and changing urban landscape. We take great pride in not only creating space for reflection, but in also introducing thousands of people to contemporary art for the first time.

 

 

 


 

mission

 

We democratize art - because we believe discovering, learning about, and collecting art shouldn't depend on who you know, where you live or how much money you make. Art is for everyone! To lead and guide you in the art world, we set up an online platform and a series of art in public space projects.

 


 

 

artlead.net is founded by Thomas Caron. As a former curator at S.M.A.K. Ghent, he developed exhibitions and public space projects with artist such as Ed Templeton, Cyprien Gaillard, Mark Manders, Simon Gush, Sarah Ortmeyer, Michael Sailstorfer, Tove Storch, Joachim Koester and Javier Téllez. As an author and an editor, he realized several publications, working with publishing houses such as D.A.P., Distanz and Mousse Publishing.

 

Contact us if you have any remarks or questions about who we are and what we do; if you would like to know more about how you can become a partner on our website; or if you just would like to say hello.

 


 

press

 

https://vimeo.com/191466668

 

See the short introduction Belgian national television network Canvas made about artlead.net

 

Or read about us:

 

Sabato - De Tijd (NL)

 

Sabato - L'Echo (FR)

 

De Standaard (NL)

 

Elle Magazine (NL)

 

Canvas' Culture Club Magazine (NL)

 

De Morgen (NL)

 

De Morgen (NL)