What is in an Alias?

Zabou, Street Art, painting     By Angele Rosenberg, Ph.D., Co-Founder & Chief Curator at Why Not Art Last weekend I went to the Banksy exhibition that has been up for quite a while now at MOCO in Amsterdam. It is an enjoyable show and I recommend it to anyone living here and to any visitors. Why Not Art features three artists that work under an alias, similar to Banksy. In this current era of oversharing every detail of one’s life from our breakfast avocado toast to our #OOTD and everything in between, why are more artists eschewing fame and turning to an alias?
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Why Art Therapy Works

Ermina Avramidou, Abstract Painting By Angele Rosenberg, Ph.D., Co-Founder & Chief Curator at Why Not Art “Art is a wound turned into light.” – Georges Braque, a pioneer of cubism We regularly lease flats and cars, pay monthly subscriptions to Netflix and Spotify, order our necessities from Amazon Prime, and have fashion delivered by tea from Net-A-Porter. Why not art? The WNA team tackles an important concept for the third instalment in this series – why does art therapy work?
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Kristen, our CMO, Introduces Short Term Art Rentals

DAIN, Street Art, Art Rental By Kristen Fohrer DeArman, Chief Marketing Officer at Why Not Art You asked, and we answered! We are now offering a special collection of our paintings, photography, and street art for three and six month rental plans. One of the most frequent questions we get asked is how we decided on the duration of 12, 18, and 24 months for our rental plans? In short, those time frames coincide with the length of most flat lease agreements. The next question we get asked is some version of “But what about me?! I’m only in the country for six months/I’m staging my flat to sell and need art/I only have a bit of time left on my lease before I buy a place/I can’t commit to 12 months!”
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#MeettheArtist Mirjam Siim!

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Mirjam beings her work on a electric box
By Kristen Fohrer DeArman, Chief Marketing Officer at Why Not Art Every month, join us as we #Meettheartist for a behind the scenes glimpse into our artists’ process. Allow us to introduce Mirjam Siim! Born in Estonia and now living in Portugal, Mirjam found herself using watercolours more than any other medium because they fit so nicely in a backpack during her travels. Mirjam began her work in art at an early age, and studied at both Tartu Art College in Estonia and Porto University in Portugal. Let’s dive in as Mirjam takes us through her artistic process!
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Angele, Co-Founder of WNA, Talks with Art

By Angele Rosenberg, Ph.D., Co-Founder & Chief Curator at Why Not Art  I had some friends over a little dinner party last weekend. We did tacos – just the way I like them from back home (or Los Angeles) – beer and ice cream. It is spring in Amsterdam, the sun is shining and it was a warm day. And as anyone who knows me already knows, the promise of summer makes me crave Mexican food and a cold beer! roys people photography installation
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Just over a month since launch

…and we’ve been busy! Most exciting is the new art that we’ve added! Check out our new artist Eleni Dori. Originally from Greece and now residing in Italy, Eleni has a sophisticated style that elevates her series of miniatures made through a combination of photo transfer and oil painting. eleni dori abstract art
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Why are Art Rentals a Good Solution for Expats?

By Angele Rosenberg, Ph.D., Co-Founder & Chief Curator at Why Not Art ‘Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose’ – Song of the Open Road, Walt Whitman 022-marcus-gaab-theredlist-1024x768-Rent Original Affordable Art Online
Marcus Gaab

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#MeettheArtist Paul Kingsley Squire

Every month, join us as we #Meettheartist for a behind the scenes glimpse into our artists’ process. MeettheArtist Paul Kingsley Squire By Kristen Fohrer DeArman, Chief Marketing Officer at Why Not Art

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Why RentLoveBuy

By Angele Rosenberg, Ph.D., Co-Founder & Chief Curator at Why Not Art

“I gotta take a little time, a little time to think things over I better read between the lines, in case I need it when I’m older”

Foreigner

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RIP Ren Hang. Visual News
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Why Art Matters

“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.”

-Jean Luc Godard

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A collaboration between photographers Sally & Emily and makeup artist Sissy Sosro. Polyester Zine
By Angele Rosenberg, Ph.D., Co-Founder & Chief Curator at Why Not Art
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