Artgoobi, a concern of ‘180 Degrees’, defines itself as a online platform with an express goal of empowering artists with efficacious tools to connect with the global art scene and to promote art as social business. In the same vein it makes it a prerogative to arouse the slumbering art market into being a socially supportive and sustainable force to leverage art in a way that helps nourish and manifest the potentials of change and growth that points to new beginnings. We are aware that many a talented artist veers away into other fields to eke out a living compromising their passion for art. Moreover, an art market that has shown a steady decline over recent years does very little to encourage artists to try and break new grounds and experiment with styles and techniques in search of a language of their own. 180 Degrees, with the support of like-minded people and organizations working with similar goals, seeks to initiate programmmes and events to advantage the artists

What is Artgoobi

Artgoobi, an art-based social web portal conceived as an interactive site, provides a free virtual space to artists/art collectors to share their artworks and profiles individually and independently. A concern of ‘180 Degrees’, it is focused on people involved in art practice and art collection, who can join this site to exhibit his/her own creations and thoughts as well as collections.

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Artgoobi Features

  • Artist/collector or gallery profile should contain artworks, writeups, news and reviews.
  • Exhibition(s) should contain slideshow of a particular exhibition content during the period its being showcased at any gallery. Sale of the works will not commence before the end of the exhibition in an actual gallery space.

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Artgoobi Beneficiaries

Artists/Collectors or Galleries

  • Can create and manage own profile
  • Can upload own (or own collection) artworks for display and sale at own profile
  • Can create event(s)
  • Can donate picture to public profile
  • Can put on sale and buy artwork
  • Can write a blog at own profile
  • Can share news/review link at own profile

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What is Artgoobi

Artgoobi, an art-based social web portal conceived as an interactive site, provides a free virtual space to artists/art collectors to share their artworks and profiles individually and independently.

A concern of ‘180 Degrees’, it is focused on people involved in art practice and art collection, who can join this site to exhibit his/her own creations and thoughts as well as collections.

Anyone with an interest in art and a developing oeuvre, or an already rich collection, is eligible to sign up and create their own profile. Artgoobi would serve as hub for artists and collectors, therefore profile owners can stay connected with other artists and collectors through their respective accounts and through exchange of information on this site.

This virtual art village provides an opportunity for the artists not only to sell their works but also to create event/exhibition and update their profile by way of adding news, views and event. Similarly, collectors can put their works on sale and use the facility of online auctions. Here at Artgoobi, registered visitors can contact and buy artworks directly from the artists/collectors who are account holders and/or can get authentic buying-selling assistance from the Artgoobi team. Artgoobi team will also arrange virtual exhibitions, art events, auctions, event calendar and archive as well as develop an online art journal to lend impetus to the art scene.

Benefit of Bangladesh’s art field

Art field of Bangladesh will get-

  • Online social media for artists
  • A cultural network with collectors, curators, organizations, museums, galleries, artists, designers, art collectors, art buyers
  • International art market
  • The way of communication through the process of online art marketing
  • Relationship and understanding between artists and audiences from other part of the world
  • An online art archive to browse through
  • To become acquainted with interdisciplinary practice of arts and its knowledge base
  • Sharing art news, review, critical write-up
  • Would get the benefit of avoiding and settling issues regarding falsification and duplication

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Artgoobi Features

  • Artist/collector or gallery profile should contain artworks, writeups, news and reviews.
  • Exhibition(s) should contain slideshow of a particular exhibition content during the period its being showcased at any gallery. Sale of the works will not commence before the end of the exhibition in an actual gallery space.
  • An event must contain a list of ongoing and upcoming events regarding art and culture.
  • Audio-visual documentation should contain documentary, review and interview, etc.
  • Art Journal must have relevant articles, features, reviews etc.
  • Display of an art collection can contain slideshow of a particular exhibition content set by the owner and sale of works too shall be determined by the owner.
  • Artgoobi will resort to a board of consultants and settle any appeal for falsification or duplication through them.

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Artgoobi Beneficiaries

Artists/Collectors or Galleries

  • Can create and manage own profile
  • Can upload own (or own collection) artworks for display and sale at own profile
  • Can create event(s)
  • Can donate picture to public profile
  • Can put on sale and buy artwork
  • Can write a blog at own profile
  • Can share news/review link at own profile
  • Can share and report images

Primary Member (registered with email)

  • Can buy artwork
  • Can donate picture at public profile
  • Can create event(s)
  • Can share and report images

Visitor

  • Can see artwork and read article (need registration to buy/share/report artwork)

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Mustafa Zaman

Chief Curator

Born 1968, Mustafa Zaman received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1989, from the Institute of Fine Arts (now, Faculty of Fine Arts), University of Dhaka. Trained as a printmaker, he soon veered into multidisciplinary practice turning his attention to contemporary human condition often observed in relation to the instruments of power. As a writer Mustafa started contributing art reviews to The Observer Magazine since the mid 1990s. He joined The Daily Star in 2002 and worked in the scope of a feature writer for Star Weekend Magazine for about three years. He has contributed numerous art reviews and articles to a number of vernacular Dailies including Bhorer Kagoj and Prothom Alo on both emerging and established Bangladeshi artists. Mustafa has written numerous prefaces to exhibition catalogues in the last fifteen years. Mustafa was editor of Depart, an art magazine that ran from 2010 to 2017. Mustafa’s major curatorial efforts include CrossOver (2011-2012), two back-to-back workshops and exhibitions planned and sponsored by Art & Bangladesh, the organization responsible for Depart, with artists from India and Bangladesh as participants; two solo exhibitions in 2013 including DeReal by Bahram, a rickshaw painter who crossed over to mainstream art; and Gravity Free World by expatriate artist A Rahman; a retrospective exhibition in 2014 entitled In(site) by Kazi Salahuddin Ahmed. Mustafa was the curator of the Garmeenphone art profiling in their newly built headquarters.

Manan Morshed

Chairman

Born 1976, Manan Morshed received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1999, from the Institute of Fine Arts (now, Faculty of Fine Arts), University of Dhaka. He started his career as graphic artist simultaneously in different fields. Other than a artist, he also played significant role(s) as a photographer, organizer, activist and entrepreneur. Manan Morshed worked as artist at ‘The Daily Star’, the leading English daily newspaper, for 19 years (2001-2018) and experienced multidisciplinary participation, coordination, public relation and management of 'Celebrating Life' by The Daily Star, through the successive seasons Simultaneously, he provides art consultancy to’ Steps Towards Development’, a national NGO focused on human rights, since 2000. He founded ‘Arka Communications Limited’ in 2004, an advertisement firm, and playing vital role as Chairman and Chief Creative. He had managed the three-day-long large-scale international event of 'South Asia Social Forum', simultaneously at 19 different venue in Dhaka University Campus, and many other social events. Between 2010-2017 Manan Morshed presented fine arts in a artistic manner while worked as Art Director at ‘Depart’, the art magazine. Had launched and organized (four years) yearly Literature and Cultural Competition for new comers at University of Dhaka, in absence of DUCSU.

Sharmillie Rahman

Executive Director

Arju Rahman

Director, Business Affairs

Mounjurul Alam

Director, Social Development

Tanveer Qureshee

Director IT