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Curators Back New Affordable-Art Website

Collectionair, a new art website billed as a platform where collectors can purchase works for under $10,000, has received support from museum professionals such as Jean-Hubert Martin, the former director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne at the Centre Pompidou, Gareth Harris of the Art Newspaper reports.

Cofounded by Olivier Varenne, the international curator at the Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania, and Valerie Konde, an entrepreneur who previously worked for Google, the site produces online exhibitions each month that feature between twenty and thirty works created by emerging and established artists from underrepresented art scenes. Curators of the digital shows are selected by the company’s curatorial advisory board, which consists of Jean-Hubert Martin, Philippa Adams, the senior director of the Saatchi Gallery in London, and Adelina von Fürstenberg, curator of the Armenian pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale.

“Our advisors’ decision to join forces with Collectionair came as a commitment to help talented artists who do not have access to the right professional network shine globally,” Varenne and Konde said.