‘Why Business should learn and collaborate with Arts’

October 4th, 2016

Dear friends,

 

On this post republish several articles and texts on the Internet, from very important sites, with reference to the value, the need and the prospects of cooperation between Art & Business, the challenge of our time but this requires the development of creativity.
Besides itself this cooperation is a innovate and already the European Commission supports and reinforces this consistency, taking advantage of the creativity of artists and cooperation with other bodies such as Science and Technology and Business, through programs ‘ICT and Art –the STARTS platform’ and ‘Connecting Arts & Business. The Value of Arts & Business’.
Already in Europe and the US is increasing more and more the cooperation of Art with various institutions.

 

Below I republish the most important references from each article with the link where each reader of the my blog could read the full article.

Rothko Art

Rothko Art

 

‘The Impact Of Art In The Workplace’
by Karen Higginbottom – ‘Forbes’

‘The notion that art in the workplace is merely decorative was dispelled in a survey of more than 800 employees working for 32 companies throughout the U.S. that have workplace art collections. The survey, a collaboration of the Business Committee for the Arts and the International Association for Professional Art Advisors drew responses from firms ranging from food distributors to law firms that house workplace collections. It found that art in the workplace helps businesses address key challenges such as reducing stress (78% agree), increasing creativity (64% agreed) and encouraging expression of opinions (77% agreed).’

‘However, the impact of art on the individual employee regarding work ethic/motivation, creativity, stress-level and general well-being seems to be greater on women than on men. While 80% of the male respondents agreed that art has a minor effect on their work ethic/motivation; all of the female respondents agreed that it has some effect on them. Specifically, 54% of women acknowledged that art has a moderate to big effect on their creativity at the office (47% of men) and 80% of the women agreed that art at the office could reduce their stress-levels (66% of the men). Furthermore, 92% of the women stated that art affects their general well-being, compared to 71% of the men.’
Link-http://www.forbes.com/sites/karenhigginbottom/2016/05/01/the-impact-of-art-in-the-workplace/

Why You Should Hire An Artist As Your Next Business Consultant
By Leah Lamb – ‘Fastcompany’

‘Brand-Identity Existential Crisis
Sean Monahan explained why organizations are turning to artists when in a brand-identity existential crisis: “Culture is changing faster than ever. If you want to understand what that means, you need more than someone who specializes in branding. You need consultants who can lead you through the cultural shifts in real time and who are actually engaged in the production of culture.”
“Creativity is a skill that can be learned,” Noah Scalin declares. “The set of skills artists learn allows us to be consistently innovative and consistently come up with new ideas.”

 

ALR teaches the practical skills of how to be creative, and introduces the artist tool kit in their workshops, where they teach how to:
·    Work with the unexpected and experiment
·    Take risks
·    Deal with critique
·    Develop a practice of creativity
·    Shape a mindset of tolerance for imperfection
·    Develop a space to create in (physical, mental, time)
Noah shared how just the presence of an artist can shake things up: “It is so unusual to bring an artist into the room that our mere presence wakes people up in the room. They aren’t falling asleep looking at another power point.”
But introducing an entirely new approach to examining old problems isn’t always easy. Noah explains, “The reality is when I show up at an event and I say I am going to tell a story about skulls, people can be skeptical. But I’ve watched as the audience gets excited when they make connections they have never made before because they are looking at their issues in a different way.”
Link-https://www.fastcompany.com/3051224/hit-the-ground-running/why-you-should-hire-an-artist-as-your-next-business-consultant

 

Why Companies Are Hiring Artists for Their Meetings – ‘Entrepreneur’

‘Companies hire scribers to make sense of the “increasing complexity” in business environments, Christie said. “Essentially, it’s used as a decision-making tool, either through capturing conversations live as they take place, or in an off-site setting where we can analyze information and data to make it more accessible.”

‘People are much more likely to engage with this, Porter said, because people have more of an emotional connection with pictures than with words. “When you want to get a bit of traction behind an idea, then that emotional side is really important.”
Link-http://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-companies-hiring-artists-meetings-192948588.html

Tim Noble and Sue Webster 'Dirty White Trash With Gulls'

Tim Noble and Sue Webster ‘Dirty White Trash With Gulls’

 

Unleash Your Inner Business Artist
by Josh Linkner – ‘Forbes’

‘We all spend so much time focusing on our specific role – accountant, chief marketing officer, intern, vice president of supply chain – that we forget to incorporate an identity we all share: artist. Regardless of job title or corporate trajectory, each of us has a bit of “artist” inside; most of us have ignored it for far too long. Real value is generated when we all infuse creativity into our work, at all levels of organizations. This injection of artistry is our responsibility as individuals, as well as our responsibility as leaders, in order to build companies that relish in this creative, innovative (and ultimately productive) culture. Here are a few ways to let your inner artist shine.’
‘By adding creativity into everything you do, you’ll up your ante and give yourself an extra turn of the knob for your own success. This infusion of artistry is the fastest way to advance your career and your company.’
Link-http://www.forbes.com/sites/joshlinkner/2013/04/04/unleash-your-inner-business-artist/#74bf07577681

 

Art Makes You Smart
by Brian Kisida, Jay P.Greene and Daniel H.Bowen – ‘The New York Times’
‘Clearly, however, we can conclude that visiting an art museum exposes students to a diversity of ideas that challenge them with different perspectives on the human condition. Expanding access to art, whether through programs in schools or through visits to area museums and galleries, should be a central part of any school’s curriculum.’
Link-http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/24/opinion/sunday/art-makes-you-smart.html

Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen's Spoonbridge and Cherry

Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen’s ‘Spoonbridge and Cherry’

 

Banks need arts graduates to put humanity back into business
by Greg Hurst – ‘The Times’

Royal Bank of Scotland has launched a recruitment drive on campuses targeting humanities students.
A leading investment bank is seeking to hire a new generation of arts graduates as it blames “linear thinking” mathematicians and economists for elements of the financial crisis.
Royal Bank of Scotland has launched a recruitment drive on campuses targeting humanities students to bring a new dimension to its business.
The move is a conscious reversal from an era in which investment banks aimed their graduate programmes almost solely at male-dominated quantitative disciplines such as maths, economics, physics and other sciences.’
Link – http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/career/graduate/article4270679.ece

 

 

Why Apple employees learn design from Pablo Picasso
by Drake Baer – ‘Business Insider’
‘When Apple employees go to the tech company’s super-secretive course on How Apple Does Things, they’re treated to this famous series of drawings by Pablo Picasso’

Picasso 'Bull drawings'

Picasso ‘Bull drawings’

“You go through more iterations until you can simply deliver your message in a very concise way, and that is true to the Apple brand and everything we do,” an employee who took the course told the New York Times.
There’s a word for the process: abstraction.
You can see it in Apple’s 25-year pursuit of making the most simple — and functional — mouse possible.

The thing about abstraction is that it’s ridiculously difficult, since it demands that you have a grasp of the underlying principles of what’s going on. In this way, scientific theories — such as those that have made Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking immortal — are abstractions.
It’s helpful to consider abstraction as a tool for understanding, which authors Robert S. Root-Bernstein and Michele M. Root-Bernstein do in their awesome guide to critical thinking, “Sparks of Genius.” Here’s their rap on abstraction:  Abstracting, by simplifying, yields the common links, the nexuses, in the fabric of perception and nature…’
Link-http://www.businessinsider.com/why-apple-employees-learn-design-from-pablo-picasso-2014-8

 

Does Business Need the Arts to Be Innovative? Five Executives Weigh In
by Elyzabeth Alfano – ‘The Huffington Post’
‘For me, the visual arts have added an exciting dimension to my career. Although trained as a corporate and finance lawyer, my exposure to the visual arts, together with studying the history of art and reading art magazines and books, brought about my desire to collect art and ultimately led to personal relationships with a number of world class artists, dealers and collectors. Being a lawyer encouraged me to also become involved with legal problems involving the art world.
This career pivot made me realize that there is a significant intersection of art and the law. It challenged me to write a number of books on art and the law and to offer my services as an art lawyer both professionally and pro-bono. Over time, art law added another area of expertise to my career and this has been very rewarding at many levels for me and my law firm. In retrospect, art has enriched my life in so many meaningful ways that I often challenge my colleagues to get involved in the arts and add a new dimension to their life.’

 

‘Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.’
Link-http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elysabeth-alfano/business-art-innovation_b_2450438.html

 

Kind Regards
Mike Petrakis

‘Art InSide Business, (repost articles)’

June 25th, 2016

Hello friends,

On this article reposting some of my articles about the collaboration of Art & Business’

‘Art InSide Business’, a Checkmate Collaboration. Part 1

More and more, all talking the last years about the need for innovation in business and in companies general. They are right, but did they succeed it eventually? As an artist where I have dealt fairly with the marketing, with the overall organization and promotion of my work and my shows, finding sponsors and my cooperation with companies, understand that especially where I live in, Greece, few understand the concept of innovation, very few work on it and less fare taking risks.

When we talk about innovation, the first in my view on human society are the artists. They are creative, which is the basic process for innovation, searching, progress, <arrive> in the limbs, overwhelm themselves, take risks, record our society and mainly in Greece I would say, are managers of themselves and their work. Large companies are recognizing the need for increased creativity and their progress, in line with the wish of our era hire artists, collaborating with artists and generally turn to the exponents of creative industry. For example, Apple, Coca Cola, etc.

I think that companies, if not enhance, develop their potential, if labor does not educate executives and their employees, with tools that provide them with the most typical way, as an example of where are the arts, and also recognize that the public targeted will vary as to its components. For example, Greeks from the Americans, the Chinese by Europeans and so on, will continue to reproduce innovative ideas where applied successfully in other countries, but when you reproduce something, is just a copy and is not innovation!

We should deepen the business and companies operation, invading new elements, enriching and opening their horizons. Companies, organizations need to overcome the same common loop, tactics and their operation.

Below you will find some very interesting links about the prospects of this collaboration.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elysabeth-alfano/business-art-innovation_b_2450438.htmlhttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JVWcBV0PaMg

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6w3k62LSGJg

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oww7oB9rjgw

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0PAy1zBtTbw

 

‘Art, Business & Creativity’

Dear Friends,
In continuation of my previous post, where admittedly there was a respectable time of publication, focusing throughout this period to create my new works-projects for the coming presentations of my exhibition – installation ‘The Land of D€MOCRA$¥’* in different countries and cities, I decided to activate and to continue my previous post about the value of cooperation between arts and business.

Pablo Picasso - Bull's Head

Pablo Picasso – Bull’s Head

All this needs as I already placed, the consistency and the support of both sectors for the success of this coexistence. The beginning should be done by businesses-organizations which should support through sponsorships and other procedures the arts highlighting the impact but also the same, getting-receiving (businesses) a more positive picture for their image. At the same time it is returned as a return from the arts in kind, such as creations, projects, services etc.

Some companies such as ‘American Express’ and via the ‘American Express Card Culture’ in England since 2000 which is administered by the ‘Arts & Business’ program, support Business & Arts and in return workers can buy works at lower prices. Creativity and innovation through program’s cooperation should focus on employees and how to approach things through artistic techniques and skills.

Fountain 1917, replica 1964 Marcel Duchamp 1887-1968 Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1999 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T07573

Marcel Duchamp Fountain 1917, replica 1964

In the Strategy and Management and how to create this environment based on the values and vision of organizations, their products and services also the process through innovative actions and interventions to redesign artistically of their products and services. The <picture> of this cooperation and communication and how companies will help to <contact> with their employees.

The basis and union of cooperation of Arts and Business with various systems and concepts, through Social Economy knowledge and experiences.

Salvador Dali - Human Skull Consisting of Seven Naked Women's Bodies

Salvador Dali – Human Skull Consisting of Seven Naked Women’s Bodies

 

Arts provide the enterprise a wide range of tools and support, such as inventiveness/creativity through artistic process and projects that contribute to innovation as the goal of any business.

Also develop new approaches and conduct at work, pose challenges and solve problems. Increase the cooperation of workers with capabilities beyond classical to entrepreneurship, such as accessibility, creative communication and attract new customers for their businesses.

Offer new forms of expression of corporate identity through their involvement with social issues. Introduce and train workers in new environments, where they build their skills and their activities.

 

René Magritte - The_Human Condition

René Magritte – The_Human Condition

 

Arts invade and elements such as culture content, alternative interpretation and recognition of everyday life, they simplify and give opportunities to <read> things and how the employees can change the content and the recognition of the value of the human species.

In my opinion, the most important starting point for businesses, if companies truly want to achieve and practice innovation and evolution, is to enrich their organization giving themselves opportunities.

 

Piet Mondrian - Composition with Large Red Plane, Yellow, Black, Gray and Blue.

Piet Mondrian – Composition with Large Red Plane, Yellow, Black, Gray and Blue.

Having experience and knowledge through the cooperation with different companies and organizations, I distinguish their hesitancy to step on the next level, continuing to reproduce common tactics and methods, but this does not make them neither to increase creativity, neither the pursuit of innovation and should become more courageous.

”Each innovative idea is a work of art, let’s use this resource of expression,(Art) as a tool for the emergence of innovation through the creative tools that provides us with”

Kind Regards

Mike Petrakis

‘My Favorite films about Art & Artists…’

May 22nd, 2016

Hello Friends,

On this post I cite some of my favorite films, where creators of the moving image, celebrate, reveal, stripped and finally presenting the life of visual artists.

The art is simply one, expressed by different mediums, instruments and the basis of, as a Visual creator, is the visual art. I would urge all readers of my blog post and, if we do not have seen, or some of them, to attend.

Art is the apotheosis of our existence, our heritage, the basis of our development and offset the mangling in nature (and nature at the same time). Enjoy it with or without Pop Corn. (I am referring to the food and not in my work …)

‘Mr, Turner’ (2014)

Life of a great British painter, through the wonderful performance of Timothy Spall…

‘Pollock’ 2000

Career and life of American painter by Ed Harris…

‘Love Is the Devil:Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon’ 1998

Film about one of my favorite artists of all time…

‘Basquiat’ 1996

 

‘Factory Girl’ 2007

The rise and fall of Edie Sedgwick, through her relationship with Andy Warhol. Guy Pearce acting excellent on the role of Andy Warhol…

‘Exhibition’ 2013

The life and examination of the couple of two contemporary artists… and finally their home.

‘I Shot Andy Warhol’ 1996

The life of Valerie Solanas, who shot Andy Warhol…

‘Art School Confidential’ 2006

 

‘American Splendor’ 2003

A splendid performance by Paul Giamatti on Harvey Pikar’s life…

 

‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’ 2010 (Documentary)

I could not say that I’m amazed but is good to watch it…

 

‘La Belle Noiseuse’ 1991

 

‘Lust For Life’ 1956

 

At the end I would like to make special mention to Herb & Dorothy Vogel, where I would  describe them as the largest art lovers, collectors. Collecting for their heart and not as an investment or other commercial or financial reasons … They were artists in their field …

 

‘Herb and Dorothy’ 2013 (Documentary)

 

P.S. Soon I will announce details for my following presentations – exhibitions.

Kind Regards

Mike Petrakis

 

 

 

”My Quotes about Life, Humanity, Art, Creativity, Business…”

January 18th, 2016

Dear Friends,

First of all I would like to wish a VERY healthy, creative and artistic 2016 to Everyone & Love what you do…

Below I publish some of my older and new quotes about Life, Humanity, Art, Creativity, Business…

Soon I will announce -inform about my following exhibitions and all the details.

HEART START ART     ‘heART – stART – ART’

In life one must not be just another person, but another entity…
Στην ζωή σου δεν πρέπει να είσαι άλλος ένας, αλλά ένας άλλος…

Mission isn’t to create art to satisfied others, because is like trying you to be and pretend the others…
Σκοπός δεν είναι να κάνεις τέχνη για ν’αρέσει στους άλλους , διότι είναι σαν να προσπαθείς να γίνεις και εσύ σαν τους άλλους…

In any art expression you create, you must leave your work lead and drive you, so you discover and learn more things of your self…
Σε οποιαδήποτε έκφανση της τέχνης όταν δημιουργείς, πρέπει ν’αφήνεις το έργο σου να σε οδηγήσει – παρασύρει, έτσι ανακαλύπτεις – μαθαίνεις και άλλα στοιχεία του εαυτού σου…
There are many artists, but only a few creators…
Καλλιτέχνες υπάρχουν πολλοί, δημιουργοί λίγοι…

To offer and function in a team, you must have grow, progress and debouch the oneness of your existence…
Για να λειτουργήσεις και να προσφέρεις σε μια ομάδα, πρέπει να έχεις εξελίξει και αναπτύξει την μοναδικότητα της  ύπαρξης σου…
Art is a messenger, so must give and send you messages, serving them together with a beautiful picture…
Η τέχνη είναι αγγελιαφόρος, γι’αυτό πρέπει να σου περνάει – στέλνει μηνύματα, σερβίροντας τα σου με μία ωραία εικόνα…

Anger is an important feeling and role to create art, complacency is an important feeling and role to stop actually create art…
Η οργή είναι σημαντικό συναίσθημα και παράγοντας για να δημιουργήσεις, ο εφησυχασμός είναι σημαντικό συναίσθημα και παράγοντας για να σταματήσεις πραγματικά να δημιουργείς…

Is beautiful to have an artwork to decorate your room – place, but is more beautiful to have an artwork to decorate your spirit and soul as well…
Είναι ωραίο να έχεις ένα έργο που διακοσμεί τον χώρο σου, αλλά πιο ωραίο είναι να έχεις ένα έργο που να διακοσμεί και το πνεύμα και την ψυχή σου…

Love what you do and never hate what you can’t do…
Ν’ αγαπάς αυτό που κάνεις και να μην μισήσεις αυτό που δεν μπορείς να κάνεις…
Compromise is denial of your entity…
Συμβιβασμός είναι η άρνηση της οντότητας σου…

Refusing POP as an Art equals to refusing our own life and all its pleasures…
Το να αρνηθείς την POP ως Τέχνη, είναι σαν να αρνήσε την ζωή σου και τις απολαύσεις της…

Passion is the sword of your soul, passive is the stab in your life…
Το πάθος είναι το σπαθί της ψυχής σου,η απάθια είναι η μαχαιριά στην ζωή σου…
Everybody lead by something (or someone), but we differ from the meaning of the leader  (or the master)…
Όλοι καθοδηγούμαστε από κάτι (ή κάποιον), διαφέρουμε όμως στην έννοια του καθοδηγητή   (ή ηγέτη)…

Our existence depends from our coexistence, our coexistence will lost by our existence…
Η ύπαρξη μας εξαρτάται από την συνύπαρξη μας, η συνύπαρξη μας θα χαθεί από την ύπαρξη μας…

To have friends and enemies is human and normal, to have only friends or only enemies is not normal…
Το να έχεις φίλους και εχθρούς είναι ανθρώπινο και φυσιολογικό, το να έχεις μόνο φίλους ή μόνο εχθρούς δεν είναι καθόλου φυσιολογικό (ή λογικό)…

Conservatism is the permanent world war to humanity…
Ο συντηρητισμός είναι ο μόνιμος παγκόσμιος πόλεμος προς την ανθρωπότητα…

Human is the worst enemy of the nature, which lead him/her to worst enemy of his/her being…
Ο άνθρωπος είναι ο μεγαλύτερος εχθρός της φύσης, που τον οδηγεί στον μεγαλύτερο εχθρό της φύσης του…

Favorite color means, my favorite feeling…
Αγαπημένο μου χρώμα σημαίνει και αγαπημένο μου συναίσθημα…
I like every color as long as it colored…
Μου αρέσει οποιοδήποτε χρώμα αρκεί να είναι χρωματιστό…

Sperm come of stupidity is worse than sterility opinion (or sterility minds)…
Η εκσπερμάτωση της βλακείας είναι πολύ χειρότερη από την στηρομένη άποψη (ή τα στειρομένα μυαλά)…

To judge things in black and white and contrarily, means non colored thinking and spirit…
Το να κρίνεις τα πράγματα με άσπρο και μαύρο, αλλά και αντιστρόφως, σημαίνει αχρωμία στην σκέψη και το πνεύμα σου…

Dead is when you stop creating and you just waiting for the clinical approval…
Νεκρός είσαι όταν σταματάς να δημιουργείς και απλώς περιμένεις να έρθει και η ιατρική έγκριση…

My sperm is my art little more colored…
Η τέχνη μου είναι το σπέρμα μου λίγο πιο χρωματιστό…

Whatever you do in your life, even if you have to dirt or crumple, you must do it with style…
‘Οτι κι αν κάνεις στην ζωή σου, ακόμα κι αν χρειασθεί να λερωθείς ή τσαλακωθείς, πρέπει να το κάνεις με στυλ…

My works are my kids where I hope to seed new generations as well…
Τα έργα μου είναι τα παιδιά μου και ελπίζω αυτά να σπειρουν νέες γενιές…

(From AD & AM)
ADAM expresses his name fully, as an advertiser cause after thousand years we still talk about him, as a selfish cause every mistake he had done affect us or on us…
(Άπο το AD & το ΑΜ – ADAM)
Ο ΑΔΑΜ εξέφρασε πλήρως το όνομα του, ως διαφημιστής γιατί μετά από χιλιάδες χρόνια ασχολούμαστε ακόμη μαζί του και ως το εγώ του διότι τα λάθη που έκανε τα πληρώνουν οι επόμενες γενιές – εμείς…

To write is more difficult for me cause I make orthographic mistakes, to paint is easier cause my mistakes are my style and technique…
Το να γράφω μου είναι πιο δύσκολο γιατί κάνω ορθογραφικά λάθη, το να ζωγραφίζω μου είναι ευκολότερο γιατί τα λάθη μου, δίνουν στυλ και τεχνοτροπία…

Every human’s enemy is his/her own self, so he/she has to fight till last fall…
Ο εχθρός κάθε ανθρώπου είναι ο ίδιος του ο εαυτός, γι’αυτό πρέπει να τον πολεμήσει μέχρι τελικής πτώσης…

If I can’t see something beautiful, I prefer to see something very ugly, cause in my daily life most of the times I see mediocrity around me…
Αν δεν μπορώ να αντικρύσω κάτι ωραίο, προτιμώ να δω κάτι πολύ άσχημο, γιατί την μετριότητα την βλέπω στην συντριπτική πλειοψηφία της καθημερινότητας γύρω μου…

When you decide to deconstruct your life, means that you are ready to build and construct it right…
‘Οταν αποφασίσεις να αποδομήσεις την ζωή σου, σημαίνει ότι είσαι έτοιμος να εργαστείς για να την χτίσεις και δομήσεις σωστά…
To earn something you must give and when you stop giving, you lose it…
Για να κερδίσεις κάτι πρέπει να δώσεις και όταν σταματήσεις να του δίνεις τότε το χάνεις…

When I create, cure me, when I’ll stop creating I’ll be in the mercy of illnesses…
Όταν δημιουργώ θεραπεύομαι, όταν σταματήσω να δημιουργώ θα είμαι στο έλεος των ΄΄ασθενειών”…
I’m the biggest fun of me, my albums and my home are full of my photos…
Είμαι ο μεγαλύτερος θαυμαστής μου, το άλμπουμ μου και το σπίτι μου είναι γεμάτο με φωτογραφίες μου…

Frustrations in my life are so many where now I treat them as logic situations…
Οι ανατροπές στην ζωή μου είναι τόσες πολλές που πλέον τις αντιμετωπίζω ως λογικές πράξεις…
Proverbs of the commons it is very successful advertising trick, they create featly dictums so they can create the analogical retractions…
Οι παροιμίες των λαών είναι ένα ωραίο διαφημιστικό κόλπο, δημιουργούν ρητά κατάλληλα ώστε να μπορέσουν να δημιουργήσουν τις ανάλογες αναιρέσεις…

Everyone who advocate he/she not carry little facism inside him/her, he/she is gonna be a bad democrat…
Όποιος υποστηρίζει ότι δεν κουβαλάει λίγο φασισμό μέσα του, τότε θα γίνει ένας αποτυχημένος δημοκράτης…
I demonstrate through my art, but art critics trying to quell me…
Διαδηλώνω με την τέχνη μου, άλλα οι κριτικοί προσπαθούν να με καταστείλουν…
Η ανθρώπινη επίδειξη είναι η ανάδειξη της εσωτέρικης κενότητας…

Human show-off is the emergence of inside emptiness…
Μου αρέσει οποιοδήποτε χρώμα αρκεί να είναι χρωματιστό…
Human kind through the years and centuries hasn’t progress at all and continuing living with its bad memories…
Το ανθρώπινο είδος με το πέρασμα των ετών και αιώνων δεν έχει εξελλιχθεί καθόλου και συνεχίζει να ζει με τις κακές αναμνήσεις του…

Taking off my hat for Jesus, cause he becomes the biggest popstar without ( at least in his existence), media’s contribution…
Βγάζω το καπέλο μου στον Ιησού γιατί έγινε ο μεγαλύτερος Popstar χωρίς την συμβολή (τουλάχιστον στην περίοδο της ύπαρξης του), των media…
We all living in a very technocracy age, when you must first study in art communication and then as an artist…
Ζούμε σε μια πολύ τεχνοκρατική εποχή όπου πρώτα πρέπει να σπουδάσεις επικοινωνία και μετά καλλιτέχνης…

They have right when they say that happiness is in very simple things, it is the same like the best hide is front of you…
Εχουν δίκιο που λένε ότι η ευτυχία βρίσκεται στα πολύ απλά πράγματα, είναι ανάλογο με το ότι η καλύτερη κρυψώνα είναι αυτή που βρίσκεται μπροστά σου…
Human’s best friend is the dog, I guess that proves that everybody would like to be bosses…
Ο καλύτερος φίλος του ανθρώπου είναι ο σκύλος, μάλλον επειδή αποδεικνύει ότι όλοι θέλουμε να είμαστε αφεντικά…

Hope always dying last and always will be someone who will kill it…
Η ελπίδα πεθαίνει πάντα τελευταία και πάντα κάποιος θα σου την σκοτώσει…
As a human I have my good and bad side, depends by the occasions…
Ως άνθρωπος έχω την καλή και την κακή μου πλευρά, εξαρτάται από τις περιστάσεις…

Consumption is human’s best friend…
Ο καταναλωτισμός είναι ο καλύτερος φίλος του ανθρώπου…

Through centuries the leader needed the mass and the opposite, mass cause it hasn’t got the strength and needs its ‘representer’ and the leader -‘ representer’ needs the mass to have the strength – power to cover his/her ‘ insecurity’…
Επί αμνημονεύτων ετών ένας ηγέτης είχε ανάγκη την μάζα, και το αντίστροφο, η μάζα διότι δεν έχει το σθένος και θέλει πάντα τον ‘αντιπρόσωπο’ της ώστε να κρύβεται η ίδια,  και ο ηγέτης – ‘αντιπρόσωπος’ για να βρει το σθένος και να καλύψει τις ανασφάλειες του…

I would never mark myself as 10 cause I want to have the motivation to progress myself till I die…
Τον εαυτό μου ποτέ δεν θα τον βαθμολογούσα με 10, για να έχω το κίνητρο να εξελλίσομαι μέχρι να πεθάνω…

My greatest will, is to stop thinking so to start live happily…
Η μεγαλύτερη μου επιθυμία είναι να σταματήσω να σκέφτομαι, ίσως έτσι μπορέσω να ζήσω ευτυχισμένα…

Peace needs war, so why to destroy something, so to stop the other  – opposite ‘selling’…
Η ειρήνη προ’υ’ποθέτει την ύπαρξη του πολέμου, οπότε γιατί να καταστρέψεις το ένα για να σταματήσει να ‘πουλάει’ το άλλο…

Is very easy to demote the others and in the same time to deify yourself, the strange is when you don’t have supporters to your opinion…
Είναι πολύ εύκολο να υποβιβάζεις τους άλλους και να αποθεώνεις τον εαυτό σου, το περίεργο έιναι όταν δεν βρίσκεις υποστηρικτές…

Human being threading only by itself, the bad is that it is the worst enemy he/she could has…
Το ανθρώπινο ον απειλείται μόνο από τον εαυτό του, το κακό είναι ότι είναι ο χειρότερος αντίπαλος που μπορούσε να έχει…

Fine artist is, to have your own and unique style, is to have your trade mark…
Fine artist σημαίνει να έχεις το δικό σου και μοναδικό ύφος, να έχεις το σήμα καταεθεν σου…

POP culture is wonderful and amusing when you ‘play’ with it and bad when it is using you…
Η POP κουλτούρα είναι υπέροχη και διασκεδαστική όταν ασχολείσαι μαζί της και όχι όταν σε χρησιμοποιεί και ασχολείται μαζί σου…

My personal life is so personal where sometimes I feel I am the other person…
Η προσωπική μου ζωή είναι τόσο προσωπική που νιώθω μερικές φορές ως το 2ο πρόσωπο…

The human stupidity makes me embarrassed because I don’t find evidence corresponding to myself, to react and the face it…
Η ανθρωπινη βλακεία μου δημιουργεί αμηχανία διότι δεν βρίσκω στοιχεία αντίστοιχα στον εαυτό μου, ώστε να συνδιαλλαγώ και να την αντιμετωπίσω…

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Some artists in any kind of art, you really should have studied and worked a lot, to acquire the ability of to be so non taletend…
Κάποιοι καλλιτέχνες σε οποιοδήποτε είδος τέχνης, θα πρέπει πραγματικά να έχουν σπουδάσει και ασχοληθεί πολύ, για να αποκτήσουν την ικανότητα της αταλαντοσύνης…

The incubating and promote your work as a contemporary artist in a country which constantly invokes the Ancient History and culture, is like trying to sell weapons to promotions and pacifist…
Το να δημιουργείς και προωθείς την δουλειά σου ώς σύγχρονος καλλιτέχνης σε μία χώρα που προβάλλει συνεχώς την Αρχαία της ιστορία και πολιτισμό, είναι σαν να προσπαθείς να προωθήσεις και πουλήσεις όπλα σε ειρηνιστες…

The Greece when its understand that it is a Balkan country, then maybe make a step in becoming more European country…
Η Ελλάδα όταν κατανοήσει ότι είναι μία Βαλκανική χώρα, τότε ίσως κάνει ένα βήμα στο να γίνει πιο Ευρωπαϊκή χώρα…

The Greek Galleries works just like the kiosks on the streets, have exactly that sells rather than choosing worthy…
Οι ελληνικές γκάλερι λειτουργούν ακριβώς όπως τα περίπτερα στους δρόμους, έχουν ακριβώς ότι πουλάει και όχι την επιλογή που αξίζει…

The worst in Greece that will leave the crisis when gone until I return again, not the smaller bank deposits and assets of people others even less spiritual training and fortune of the people…
Το χειρότερο στην Ελλάδα που θα αφήσει η κρίση όταν φύγει μέχρι να επιστρέψει ξανά, δεν είναι οι μικρότερες τραπεζικές καταθέσεις και περιουσίες των ανθρώπων άλλα η ακόμα μικρότερη πνευματική κατάρτιση και περιουσία του λαού της…

We live in an era that the less we learn artistic schools, so most museums and galleries open…
Ζούμε σε μία εποχή που όσο λιγότερο μαθαίνουμε καλλιτεχνικά στα σχολεία, τόσα περισσότερα μουσεία και galleries ανοίγουν….

I’m surprised that some beings who manage stand and move around in their two feet, although they did not justify it with their behavior…
Με εκπλήσουν κάποια όντα που καταφέρνουν στέκονται και κινούνται στα δύο τους πόδια, αν και Δεν το δικαιολογούν με την συμπεριφορά τους…

Creativity and innovation in Greece, lies in having found in Google one photo, an article, a text which doesn’t have discovered many until today…
Η δημιουργικότητα και καινοτομία στην Ελλάδα, έγκειται στο να έχεις βρει στο Google μία φωτογραφία, ένα άρθρο, ένα κείμενο που δεν τον έχουν ανακαλύψει πολλοί εώς σήμερα.

I long to be emptied my mind to feel the ultimate recreational theosis…
Λαχταρώ να εκκενωθεί το μυαλό μου ώστε να νιώσω την απόλυτη ψυχαγωγική θέωση…

The risk as a concept and in practice for Greek companies is something unknown and lumpy. Greek companies have stuck the pathogenesis of their State, no clue and willingness to reform the Agency and just play some things that serve them from abroad. On the one hand justified due to the recession but actually is dissapointed because of its unjustified that the recession and stagnation in the market, should be the trigger to create innovation, new ideas, new services which I personally think is one way for the existence and development. As a creative person who has collaborated with various organisations and institutions, my frustration due to the lack of creative ideas, people trapped in what I learned at University or school, with absence of enrichment and reconciliation in their thinking. These unfortunately make me feel great disappointment for the future, the cultural and business status, lacking the creative motivation and dominates the financial, which is based on a flimsy basis in reproduction and to enslavement them at their insecurities…
Το ρίσκο ως έννοια και στην πράξη για τις ελληνικές επιχειρήσεις, είναι κάτι άγνωστο και άμορφο. Οι ελληνικές επιχειρήσεις έχουν κολλήσει την παθογένεια του κράτους τους, καμμία ένδειξη και διάθεση για μεταρρυθμίσεις στον οργανισμό τους και απλώς αναπαράγουν κάποια πράγματα που τους εξυπηρετούν από το εξωτερικό. Αφενός δικαιολογούνται λόγω της ύφεσης αλλά στην πραγματικότητα είναι αποθεωτικά αδικαιολόγητες λόγω του του ότι η ίδια η ύφεση και στασιμότητα στην αγορά, θα πρέπει να είναι το έναυσμα ώστε να ωθηθουν στην καινοτομία, στις νέες ιδέες, στις νέες υπηρεσίες  όπου προσωπικά πιστεύω είναι μονόδρομος για την ύπαρξη και εξέλιξη τους. Ως δημιουργικός άνθρωπος που έχει συνεργαστεί με διάφορους οργανισμούς και θεσμούς, η απογοήτευση μου λόγω της έλλειψης δημιουργικών ιδεών, ανθρώπων παγιδευμένων σε αυτά που μάθει στο πανεπιστήμιο ή σχολή τους, με απουσία εμπλουτισμού και συνδιαλλαγής στην σκέψη τους. Αυτά δυστυχώς με κάνουν να νιώθω μεγάλη απογοήτευση για το μέλλον,την πολιτισμική και επιχειρηματική τους υπόσταση,  απουσιάζει το δημιουργικό κίνητρο και κυριαρχεί το οικονομικό, όπου είναι θεμελιωμένο σε ένα σαθρό <έδαφος> στηριζόμενοι στην αναπαραγωγή και στην υπουδούλωση τους στις ανασφάλειες τους…

In Greece the theory and the practice is absent from the courtyard of their Palace…
Στην Ελλάδα βασιλεύει η θεωρία και η πράξη απουσιάζει από την αυλή του παλατιού τους…

In Greek society and system, the creative thoughts are weak to walk…
Στην ελληνική κοινωνία και σύστημα, οι δημιουργκές σκέψεις είναι ανάπηρες για να περπατήσουν…

The ancient culture has delivered his spirit in modern Greeks…
Ο αρχαίος πολιτισμός έχει παραδώσει το πνεύμα του στους Νεοέλληνες…

The aphrodisiac of contemporary art is money…
Το αφροδισιακό της σύγχρονης τέχνης είναι το χρήμα…

There are the Europeans with the good and bad, the Balkan and the Greeks who have been bombarded with a mixture of the two previous, Asians, Africans, who leads them to a excited cultural basis…
Υπάρχουν οι Ευρωπαίοι με τα καλά και κακά τους, οι Βαλκάνιοι και οι Έλληνες που έχουν βομβαρδιστεί με ένα συνοθύλευμα των δύο προηγούμενων, των Ασιατών, Αφρικανών, που τους οδηγεί σε μία συγχυσμένη πολιτιστική βάση…

I wiil dedicate 10 hours in a deep sleep, rather than a conciliation 5 minutes on a moderate futile existence…
Θα αφιέρωνα 10 ώρες σε έναν βαθύ ύπνο, παρά σε μία συνδιαλλαγή 5 λεπτών σε μία μέτρια ανώφελη ύπαρξη…

I’m a creative character and I would like a creative death…
Είμαι ένας δημιουργικός χαρακτήρας και θα επιθυμούσα έναν δημιουργικό θάνατο…

The modern culture of Greece in relation to its Ancient heritage, is an uproariously sample vandalism into a work of art…
Η σύγχρονη κουλτούρα της Ελλάδας σε συνάρτηση με την Αρχαία κληρονομιά της, είναι ένα τρανταχτά δείγμα βανδαλισμού σε ένα έργο Τέχνης…

The contemporary art market make the cheat – thieves to blush with shame…
Η σύγχρονη αγορά της τέχνης κάνει τους απατεώνες να κοκκινίζουν από ντροπή…

Among technocrats and businessmen in Greece, persuade them to work outside their Comfort Zone, if you have to face their Animal Comfort…
Στους τεχνοκράτες και επιχειρηματίες στην Ελλάδα, το να τους πείσεις να λειτουργήσουν έξω από το Comfort Zone τους, καταλήγεις ότι έχεις να αντιμετωπίσεις το Comfort Ζώων τους…

Interviews with the HR of companies is so uninteresting and predictable in such as light pop songs…
Οι συνεντεύξεις με του HR των εταιρειών είναι τόσο αδιάφορες και προβλέψιμες σε όπως τα pop ελαφριά τραγούδια…

The economic crisis in Greece and the cost of you can figure. The cultural crisis and the cost is immeasurable, and based on the pre financial crisis unheard of existence…
Την οικονομική κρίση της Ελλάδας και το κόστος της μπορείς να το υπολογίσεις. Η πολιτιστική της κρίση και το κόστος της είναι ανυπολόγιστη, βασισμένη και στην προ οικονομική κρίση ανήκουστη ύπαρξη της…

“The Land of D€MOCRA$¥’ – ‘Demo… for Democracy’ in Finland & why Business should corporate with Art and Artists’

November 8th, 2015

Dear Friends,

After the last presentation of my installation – exhibition in Helsinki – Finland, with another big response from the audience.

I would like above all, to thank For the successful presentation of the exhibition installation, the Finnish – Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, which I would like to thank once more.

'FIN(E)(AL)LAND' one of the new works for Finland

‘FIN(E)(AL)LAND’ one of the new works for Finland

As well, I would like to thank the media sponsors, ERT, KOSMOS 96,3,The Voice of Greece, Epixeiro.gr, Wellenwide, ForFree.gr, for their support and the audience for the participation.

Invitation front copy

Now I focus on the coming exhibitions of the installation in Paris and Athens. Where in addition to the many new projects that will be exposed, there will be many new features that will enhance and enrich the exhibition and the message of the installation.

At the same time I’m on development for my other art projects for some others presentations of my work.

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I would like to commemorate the collaboration with the Finnish-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce to dwell again in importance, value, evolution and the two-way benefits that stand to gain from the partnership between the arts and business, recognizing it again with this my last collaboration

 

All this needs as I already placed, the consistency and the support of both sectors for the success of this coexistence. The beginning should be done by businesses-organizations which should support through sponsorships and other procedures the arts highlighting the impact but also the same, getting-receiving (businesses) a more positive picture for their image. At the same time it is returned as a return from the arts in kind, such as creations, projects, services etc…

At the link below you can hear one of my latest interviews at ATHINA 984 on Mr. Eythimios Tsiropoulos.

http://www.athina984.gr/taxonomy/term/44929

Kind Regards

Mike Petrakis

ART Fairs Are… Fair?

September 23rd, 2015

Watching the videos from the recent Art Fairs from around the world doesn’t notice any difference from those who presented and promoted in recent years based on the Art Market and not as the artistic value and meaning of art.

In the Art Fairs which I’m really glad for their existence and continuous growth, we see in a very clearly way the global <language> of artists where I’m not denying there interesting and acceptable expression.

 What gives me many objections is the joint enforcement of galleries in artistic proposals and presentations that are losing their cultural property and specificity of each society, translated into entertainment, interesting mainly only from an aesthetic point of view and perspective, with great lack of spirituality.

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The galleries remind me in their presence in Art Fairs big brand names and corporations like Mc Donalds, Starbucks opened franchise worldwide with the same products and services.

The galleries that exist mainly in large urban centers worldwide, it’s like you are or have purchased-get the franchise out of the base of the New York Art Market and follow it..

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Market just like often, has nothing to do with what is worth, what is new, fresh and interesting…

Of course I am not referring to all projects and artists but in the majority.

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Also announce that ‘The Land of D€MOCRA$¥’ installation – exhibition will present with many new works at the following cities in Europe and Greece.

Helsinki – Finland under the patronage of the Finnish Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, (which I would like to express my regards forthe support), starting at October 22 2015. At Paris – France, Athens – Greece, and more…. where soon I will also announce more details

 Below you will find a very interesting link from a Saatchi Gallery Debate:

‘Art Fairs Are About Money Not Art ‘

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8AyH_d-9XA&app=desktop

Kind Regards

Mike Petrakis

‘Art, Business & Creativity’

June 18th, 2015

Dear Friends,
In continuation of my previous post, where admittedly there was a respectable time of publication, focusing throughout this period to create my new works-projects for the coming presentations of my exhibition – installation ‘The Land of D€MOCRA$¥’* in different countries and cities, I decided to activate and to continue my previous post about the value of cooperation between arts and business.

Pablo Picasso - Bull's Head

Pablo Picasso – ‘Bull’s Head’

All this needs as I already placed, the consistency and the support of both sectors for the success of this coexistence. The beginning should be done by businesses-organizations which should support through sponsorships and other procedures the arts highlighting the impact but also the same, getting-receiving (businesses) a more positive picture for their image. At the same time it is returned as a return from the arts in kind, such as creations, projects, services etc.

Some companies such as ‘American Express’ and via the ‘American Express Card Culture’ in England since 2000 which is administered by the ‘Arts & Business’ program, support Business & Arts and in return workers can buy works at lower prices. Creativity and innovation through program’s cooperation should focus on employees and how to approach things through artistic techniques and skills.

Fountain 1917, replica 1964 Marcel Duchamp 1887-1968 Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1999 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T07573

Marcel Duchamp – ‘Fountain’

 

In the Strategy and Management and how to create this environment based on the values and vision of organizations, their products and services also the process through innovative actions and interventions to redesign artistically of their products and services. The <picture> of this cooperation and communication and how companies will help to <contact> with their employees.

The basis and union of cooperation of Arts and Business with various systems and concepts, through Social Economy knowledge and experiences.

Salvador Dali - Human Skull Consisting of Seven Naked Women's Bodies

Salvador Dali – ‘Human Skull Consisting of Seven Naked Women’s Bodies’

 

Arts provide the enterprise a wide range of tools and support, such as inventiveness/creativity through artistic process and projects that contribute to innovation as the goal of any business.

Also develop new approaches and conduct at work, pose challenges and solve problems. Increase the cooperation of workers with capabilities beyond classical to entrepreneurship, such as accessibility, creative communication and attract new customers for their businesses.

Offer new forms of expression of corporate identity through their involvement with social issues. Introduce and train workers in new environments, where they build their skills and their activities.

René Magritte - The_Human Condition

René Magritte – ‘The Human Condition’

 

Arts invade and elements such as culture content, alternative interpretation and recognition of everyday life, they simplify and give opportunities to <read> things and how the employees can change the content and the recognition of the value of the human species.

In my opinion, the most important starting point for businesses, if companies truly want to achieve and practice innovation and evolution, is to enrich their organization giving themselves opportunities.

 

Piet Mondrian - Composition with Large Red Plane, Yellow, Black, Gray and Blue.

Piet Mondrian – ‘Composition with Large Red Plane, Yellow, Black, Gray and Blue’

 

Having experience and knowledge through the cooperation with different companies and organizations, I distinguish their hesitancy to step on the next level, continuing to reproduce common tactics and methods, but this does not make them neither to increase creativity, neither the pursuit of innovation and should become more courageous.

”Each innovative idea is a work of art, let’s use this resource of expression,(Art) as a tool for the emergence of innovation through the creative tools that provides us with”

That’s all for now and I will soon come back with a new post and some examples maybe.

*The next time I will announce the details of the new presentations and new material where will be present and exhibit.

With Regards
Mike Petrakis

Artist, Director of ‘Art InSide Business’, Innovation & Creativity Consultant at ‘Artwaykening Employees’

‘Art InSide Business’, a Checkmate Collaboration. Part 1

February 8th, 2015

More and more, all talking the last years about the need for innovation in business and in companies general. They are right, but did they succeed it eventually? As an artist where I have dealt fairly with the marketing, with the overall organization and promotion of my work and my shows, finding sponsors and my cooperation with companies, understand that especially where I live in, Greece, few understand the concept of innovation, very few work on it and less fare taking risks.

When we talk about innovation, the first in my view on human society are the artists. They are creative, which is the basic process for innovation, searching, progress, <arrive> in the limbs, overwhelm themselves, take risks, record our society and mainly in Greece I would say, are managers of themselves and their work. Large companies are recognizing the need for increased creativity and their progress, in line with the wish of our era hire artists, collaborating with artists and generally turn to the exponents of creative industry. For example, Apple, Coca Cola, etc.

I think that companies, if not enhance, develop their potential, if labor does not educate executives and their employees, with tools that provide them with the most typical way, as an example of where are the arts, and also recognize that the public targeted will vary as to its components. For example, Greeks from the Americans, the Chinese by Europeans and so on, will continue to reproduce innovative ideas where applied successfully in other countries, but when you reproduce something, is just a copy and is not innovation!

We should deepen the business and companies operation, invading new elements, enriching and opening their horizons. Companies, organizations need to overcome the same common loop, tactics and their operation.

This is the first part of my post, accompanying them below with some related videos and articles.

Soon also I let you know about my following art shows.

Kind Regards

Mike Petrakis

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elysabeth-alfano/business-art-innovation_b_2450438.html

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JVWcBV0PaMg

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6w3k62LSGJg

 

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oww7oB9rjgw

 

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0PAy1zBtTbw

 

‘Arts In Business’ & ‘Artist InSide Meetings’

November 12th, 2014

Αγαπητοί Φίλοι & Φίλες,

Σε αυτό το post παρουσιάζω άλλες δύο δραστηριότητες μου που ασχολούμαι συγχρόνως με τις καλλιτεχνικές μου δημιουργίες, τις εκθέσεις και την συνεργασία μου με διαφημιστικές εταιρείες.

Και οι δύο αναφέρονται στην αξία της τέχνης και την συνεργασία με άλλη μία δημιουργική έκφανση, την επιχειρηματικότητα – business, που οδηγούν στην καινοτομία και το πως μπορεί η τέχνη να ενισχύσει την δημιουργικότητα των εταιρειών, στα στελέχη και τους υπαλλήλους των.

Ενδυναμώνοντας μέσα από την συνεργασία αυτή, την ανταγωνιστικότητα τους.

Παρακάτω παραθέτω τα δελτία τύπου του ‘Artwaykening Employees’ που <τρέχω> με την εταιρεία ‘Wellenwide’ και του ‘Artist InSide Meetings’ μαζί με κάποια στοιχεία και links, για το πως η παρουσία ενός εικαστικού καλλιτέχνη και με γνώσεις marketing, σε business meetings συνεργαζόμενος και με εταιρείες, μπορεί να βοηθήσει και να ενισχύσει ένα meeting μέσα από την δημιουργικότητα, εκφραζόμενη μέσα από εικόνες.

Για περαιτέρω πληροφορίες μπορείτε να μου στείλετε email στο info@mikepetrakis.com & petrakisartist@gmail.coom.

Υ.Γ. Σύντομα θα σας ενημερώσω και για τις ερχόμενες εικαστικές παρουσιάσεις και δράσεις μου για το 2015.

ARTWAYKENING EMPLOYEES:

ΚΑΙΝΟΤΟΜΟΣ ΠΛΑΤΦΟΡΜΑ ΥΠΗΡΕΣΙΩΝ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΚΑΛΛΙΕΡΓΕΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΤΑΙΡΙΚΗΣ ΔΗΜΙΟΥΡΓΙΚΟΤΗΤΑΣ & ΚΑΙΝΟΤΟΜΙΑΣ

 Τη δημιουργία καινοτόμου πλατφόρμας υπηρεσιών για την καλλιέργεια της Εταιρικής Δημιουργικότητας & Καινοτομίας ανακοίνωσε η εταιρία Συμβούλων Διαχείρισης Εταιρικής Φήμης WELLENWIDE.

Πρόκειται για την πλατφόρμα Artwaykening Employees™, η οποία χρησιμοποιεί μεθόδους της Δημιουργικής Βιομηχανίας (αναπαραστατικές & εικαστικές τέχνες, αρχιτεκτονική, design, κινηματογράφο, διαφήμιση, φωτογραφία, κ.α.) για να εξερευνήσει και να καλλιεργήσει την αχαρτογράφητη δημιουργική σκέψη των εργαζομένων, ενισχύοντας έτσι την παραγωγή ιδεών, καθώς και την επίλυση μικρών και μεγάλων προβλημάτων που προκύπτουν στο διαρκώς μεταβαλλόμενο κοινωνικο-οικονομικό περιβάλλον.

Με μήνυμα «Νέα Εποχή, Νέοι Τρόποι», η πλατφόρμα Artwaykening Employees™  αποτελεί ένα καινούργιο εργαλείο για την ελληνική αγορά, το οποίο απαντά στις σύγχρονες επιταγές για ανάπτυξη μέσω της απελευθέρωσης των δημιουργικών δυνάμεων του Ανθρώπινου Δυναμικού.

«Την τελευταία τριετία, επιχειρήσεις και κυβερνητικοί οργανισμοί διεθνώς φαίνεται να έχουν συνειδητοποιήσει ότι ο χαμένος κρίκος για την ανάπτυξη εν καιρώ κρίσης είναι η νέα ματιά, η νέα θεώρηση των πραγμάτων, ή αλλιώς η δημιουργικότητα και καινοτομία. Οι σημερινοί, όμως, ενήλικες δεν έχουν μάθει να χρησιμοποιούν τη δημιουργικότητά τους. Επιπλέον, η καινοτομία δεν μπορεί να λειτουργήσει όταν αποτελεί απλώς ένα φιλόδοξο επιχειρηματικό στόχο. Η καινοτομία είναι φιλοσοφία. Σε αυτή τη φιλοσοφία μυεί τους εργαζομένους των επιχειρήσεων η πλατφόρμα Artwaykening Employees™» δηλώνει η Διευθύνουσα Σύμβουλος της WELLENWIDE, Σοφία Χαλκίδου.

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες στη σελίδα: http://www.wellenwide.com/#!artwaykening/crqo

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‘Artist InSide Meetings’

Στην σύγχρονη όλο και πιο ανταγωνιστική αγορά, όπου οι εταιρείες επιδιώκουν την καινοτομία για να προσελκύσουν μεγαλύτερο κοινό και να ωθήσουν την επιχείρηση τους, η τέχνη και οι καλλιτέχνες, ως το βασικό παράδειγμα δημιουργικότητας και καινοτομίας, μπορούν να γίνουν το εργαλείο για την ανάδειξη των σημαντικών στοιχείων και αξιών μιας επίχειρησης.

Οι καλλιτέχνες έχοντας πιο ανεπτυγμένη την αποκαλούμενη διαδικαστική μνήμη η οποία είναι υπεύθυνη για την αποθήκευση και ανάκληση αυτοματοποιημένων διεργσιών, συνδυασμένη με την δημιουργία εικόνων, όπου σύμφωνα και με έρευνες το 70% των πληροφοριών που λαμβάνουμε καθημερινά είναι σε εικονογραφημένη μορφή, μπορούν με την παρουσία τους σε business meetings και συνεργαζόμενη με τις εταιρείες, να ενισχύσουν την συνδιαλλαγή και την πιο ποιοτική ανταλλαγή.

Επίσης με την παρουσία τους σε meetings φέρνουν πιο κοντά όλες τις πλευρές οδηγώντας και κατευθύνοντας την συνάντηση σε πιο δημιουργικές ιδέες, πιο κατανοητές ως προς τον σκοπό τους (meetings) και ενισχύει, αναδύει και αναπτύσει τον <διάλογο>.

Μερικά links που μπορείτε να δείτε στο διαδίκτυο σχετικά με την σημαντικότητα της παρουσίας ενός καλλιτέχνη σε meetings και των κερδών που έχουν οι επιχειρήσης μέσα απο αυτή την συνεργασία μπορείτε να δείτε εδώ:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-companies-hiring-artists-meetings-192948588.html

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235521

https://hbr.org/2009/12/why-business-leaders-should-ac/

http://www.inc.com/magazine/201402/nancy-averett/sketch-note-brainstorms.html

Με εκτίμηση

Μάικ Πετράκης

InSide Art Documentaries

September 28th, 2014

On this post I choose to present an interesting and very inspirational Art documentaries, which also suggest to watch.

To cut a long story, my first choice is ‘The Shock of the New‘ by the greatest, in my opinion Art Historian, Robert Hughes. Is a 1980 documentary television series written and presented by Robert Hughes produced by the BBC in association with Time-Life Films and produced by Lorna Pegram.

It was broadcast by the BBC in 1980 in the United Kingdom and by PBS in 1981 in the United States.[2][3] It addressed the development of modern art since the Impressionists and was accompanied by a book of the same name; its combination of insight, wit and accessibility are still widely praised. (By Wikipedia).

Also In 2004 Hughes created a one hour update to The Shock of the New titled ‘The NEW Shock of the New’. You can watch all the episodes at YouTube follow the link here:

Matthew Collings’s documentary in 1999 ‘This Is Modern Art’ is another interesting presentation for modern and contemporary Art. The series won several awards including a BAFTA. It became popular both because of its sometimes jokey and sometimes thoughtful explanations of the work and attitude of a new wave of artists that had recently been publicized in the British mass media, and because of its author’s witty and irreverent, though clearly highly informed, commentary style.(By Wikipedia)

I suggest also, his another one series documentary, ‘This is Civilisation’

Next is a lecture by Richard Meyer, Associate Professor, Art History and Fine Arts Director, “What Was Contemporary Art?: An Introduction”.

You can watch the video here:

Following is also a lecture ‘Understanding contemporary art,of the here and now’ by Adrian Plan & Gill Nicol, on Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

The link is here:

I suggest also to watch the documentary by Artist and ‘Whitehot Magazine’ publisher Noah Becker, ‘New York is Now’

The link as well is here:

My next post will be ‘Art InSide Business’ and how art can increase the creativity inside organizations. Also the different ways and directions which Art can take further the business activities.

Kind Regards

Mike Petrakis