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Digital / Techism Exhibition
Techism is about creating human culture in a digital age and the true role of an artist in society.
Lecture Series at MOCA
ArtRepublic presents our annual Lecture Series bringing together, agents, artists, and industry experts in a unique creative forum to discuss art and its future in modern society.
Fashion Design Gala presented by Estee Lauder
The signature black-tie Fashion Design Gala and Exhibition showcases fashion as applied art and the profound role it plays in human culture.
Techism is about creating human culture in a digital age and the true role of an artist in society. ArtRepublic curates Techism Exhibitions featuring the leading digital and video artists from around the world, showcasing how technology paired with art can become a tool for well-being. Imagine how impoverished the world would have been if we didn’t invent the technology of the oil painting before Van Gogh or the technology of the musical instrument before Beethoven. We must provide new mediums of technology to emerging artists to develop a future culture which is not void of humanism. Art and technology must work together to bring us into a unified, present and balanced future. We can artfully construct the narrative to the future and transform what it means to be human. This is our opportunity.
ArtRepublic presents our annual Lecture lecture series bringing together, agents, artists, and industry experts in a unique creative forum to discuss art and its future in modern society. Aaron Barr will reveal how he plays matchmaker to connect progressive companies with artists who share their vision and values to create one-of-a-kind (thought-provoking), dynamic expressions of their brand. Ramon Owen (REO) will elaborate on an artist’s perspective, discussing the struggles, process, and how he as an artist and others can leverage modern platforms and form creative partnerships to promote and distribute their work to the world. Lastly, Julio Gomez and Quin McGlaughlin will discuss about how art consumption and distribution has changed, and how these brand-artist collaborations are empowering artists to express themselves to the world in riveting new ways that could not be achieved otherwise. All of this will be facilitated and moderated by esteemed art and culture critic, curator, and author Carlo McCormick, currently works for Paper magazine and has been featured in countless other publications and media outlets.
Aaron is a Senior Director at Bernstein & Andriulli, a leading Art & Culture talent agency based in New York City.
Ramen Owen (REO)
An accomplished visual artist, projectionist, producer and
songwriter, REO began producing music while studying
illustration at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota,
Also an innovative producer/ songwriter, and owner of the rapidly
growing record label TSK Records, he has worked with various
artists including Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Kevin Gates,
T-Pain, David Guetta, Chris Brown, Ludacris, Shaggy, and Kid
Ink, to name a few. REO was one of nine songwriters recognized
at the Broadcast Music Inc.’s (BMI) second annual “Who’s Next?
Writers on the Rise”, for his extraordinary talents which the
organization believes will leave an “indelible mark on the music
industry.” REO currently resides in New York where he is
constantly working on projects from design to directing,
production to products, art to artist development.
Quin McGlaughlin works for MECLABS Institute, a research institute that studies how people make decisions through consumer psychology marketing experiments. He has helped develop marketing strategies for Fortune 100 companies and startups, redesigned websites for defense contractors, non-profits, software companies, and eCommerce organizations, and generated triple-digit increases in marketing performance. He is an accepted member and contributing writer for the Forbes Agency Council, and also a part-time student at the Harvard University Extension School. He is also a hobby-poet whose work was featured in ArtRepublic 2016, and is being exhibited for the second time during this year’s fashion design gala.
Julio Cesar Gomez
Julio Gomez is a Marketing & Public Relations Professional focusing on the brand development & event production of companies in Fashion and the Arts. Julio has produced over 200 events worldwide including New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Miami Swim Week, Jacksonville Fashion Week, Ultra Music Festival and ArtRepublic. Working with names such Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, PGA Tour, Luxuryia and Rolling Stone, his expertise allows him to consult for different organizations for their Marketing Development needs. He has been accepted to Parsons School of Design and is currently a contributor writer for Elite Daily & Void Magazine. Currently, he is also the Marketing & Public Relations Director for ArtRepublic as well as a Board Director for The Contemporaries at MOCA Contemporary Museum of Art.
Carlo McCormick is an American culture critic and curator living in New York City. He is the author of numerous books, monographs and catalogues on contemporary art and artists. He is a current Senior editor for Paper Magazine and multiple other art and culture publications.
The signature black-tie Fashion Design Gala and Exhibition showcases fashion as applied art and the profound role it plays in human culture, enabling individuals to express their artistic taste through its many forms. The ArtRepublic Fashion Design Gala, hosted by Estee Lauder serves as an incubator for emerging designers to showcase their new collections. This Fashion Incubator nurtures rising Fashion talent and provides resources otherwise not available to them. Their work is presented in front of investors, technology advisors, and both national and international press & media; all the while highlighting the importance of recognizing Fashion as applied Art.
Alex Vinash is a New York based fashion Designer, by way of Buenos Aires, who channeled his experience as an Argentinian professional ice-skating national into fashion design. Vinash transitioned seamlessly by designing dance and ice-skating costumes, while choreographing ice-skating shows throughout Europe. He later began designing intricate custom fitted clothing, primarily using the moulage technique. Vinash has received critical acclaim through showings in Fashion Week at New York, Spain, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Boston. Vinash’s modern and elegant designs has resonated well in the industry; he’s been interviewed and featured in prominent fashion outlets: Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Vanity Fair, Vanity Teen, Vanity Hype, Lash, Carbon Copy, HUF, Viva Glam, Sessions, Factice, Livid, Bella, Obvious, Lui, Gilt, Vanichi, Stark, Hacid, Avenue illustrated, Fashionisto, Florum, and Institute Germany. Alex was invited to compete as a top new designer in Vogue Spain’s “Who’s Next” edition. He’s styled and worked with notable names such as Paris Hilton, Katharine McPhee, and Vivica A. Fox.