Do you know artists who are not fond of technology? Yeah, there’re many. We met two guys a few months ago who want to turn artists’ unappreciation of technology into ‘like’. The Canadian and the Swiss are building ‘LinkedIn + IMDB’ for contemporary artists, enabling them to keep portfolios and CVs up-to-date with ease. Works.io.
How did you two guys get together?
AH: We first met when we were trying to take over the world – on a hilltop in a Budapest park, playing “Risk”. Actually, Patrick won.
How did you come up with the idea for Works.io?
PU: Abe’s wife is an artist and I am a gallery owner – it was just about scratching our own itches, or even more urgent, a wife’s itch.
Where do you see yourselves in 2 years from now?
AH: Only a few of months ago, I never would have imagined that I would move to Prague with my family, and be working full time on my own startup. I have no idea where I’ll be in 2 years, and actually like it that way 🙂
PU: Running a successful Gallery that naturally implements works.io into the daily business – since it became the standard for contemporary art.
Who are your favourite artists and why?
AH: Marina Abramovic, because she does more than create art, she also inspires and enables other creators. (check out this new initiative: http://www.marinaabramovicinstitute.org/ ). Yoko Ono, because she is just so honest in her life and work. She is also accessible; just ask her a question and she’ll answer it. Every friday. (check answers here)
PU: just check www.works.io