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The best applications dedicated to art

A selection of apps to stay informed on art market trends

Mobile applications are a practical and fun means to access specific content. Increasingly specialised, they render access to information and entertainment easier. Artsper has selected 3 mobile applications that will make you save time. A condensed press review, a guide to exhibitions in big art cities and a database for art history courses.

UBS Planet Art : your press review

The Planet Art application confirms the position of the big Swiss financial firm within the biggest private contemporary art collections.

Considering the daily abundance of press articles and news stories on the art market, Planet Art facilitates access to information. The application references, in real time, the editorial content of close to 90 international information sources. There are big media outlets like The Guardian, The New York Times or the Chinese daily newspaper China Daily but also specialized magazines, like Frieze Magazine, Aesthetica or Wallpaper.

Users can access a newsfeed with content that is sorted either according to relevancy or the date of publication thus allowing them to read the best articles of the last 24 hours. You can also personalize your newsfeed by city, artist, institution or even event. This disturbingly easy-to-use application can without a doubt replace standard search engins and allow you to read your art press review every morning.

Blouin Art Guide

Whether you are in New York, Paris, London or Hong Kong, you can now find the best shows near you.

Blouin Art Guide gives you suggestions for art fairs and exhibitions in galleries or museums according to your location. Finding an exhibition has never been more easy. Whereas certain applications only reference public exhibitions, this one makes research very simple. You can also discover where the artist’s work is on exhibit and create an alert when he or she is presented in a new place.

Google Arts & Culture : your encyclopedia

The leading search engine makes uses of its considerable database to create an application dedicated to art.

If you download Google Arts & Culture, you will not have to go through dozens of sites that reference artist bios, art movements, and important cultural places around the world. In condensing technology from Google Images, Youtube, Google Street View, virtual visits of big museums and quality editorial content, this application is the must-have art encyclopedia.

Informing oneself on the big trends of art and its market in real time is crucial for art dealers. In this digital era, trends appear and go very quickly on the different online channels. Do not hesitate to test these applications out to understand the way they work.

Kenza Zidi

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