ART OF THE SELFIE
Ah, the selfie. A modern, yet age old, phenomenon made rampant by the everflowing increases in technology and photo-snapping smartphone devices. While some argue that selfies border on a mental condition—Selfitis—driven by a constant hunger for attention and lack of personal intimacy, others say it’s simply a form of expression, one practiced by all inquisitive walks of life for centuries. Painters used them as documentation, early muses used them as reference— read the interview from tapestry artist Erin Riley via the link below.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What is the purpose of BL_NK WORLD™?
The purpose of BL_NK WORLD™ is to create a platform where Artists, Creatives, Designers, Entrepreneurs, Models, Photographers, Professionals and Tastemakers can collectively unite to further the identity of their respective brands and endeavors. We aim to bring together individuals from all sectors of the creative industries, from the individuals building their brands and portfolios to those who are there to become more in tune with the newest concepts and the individuals who are behind it.
- How was BL_NK WORLD™ created?
BL_NK WORLD™ was created by a team of tastemakers who saw the opportunity to bring together the people they aim to meet. The founding members were able to launch the first BL_NK WORLD™ exhibition in 15 days, bringing together artists, menswear labels, tastemakers, along with nationally recognized and local businesses. They have continue their venture to identify the needs of the creative community and fulfill those voids through the various components of their platform. BL_NK WORLD™ is a platform for the creatives, by the creatives.
- Where is BL_NK WORLD™ located?
BL_NK WORLD™ resides where the creators are actively creating & engaging. Our principal offices are located in Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
- How often is the gallery open for display?
BL_NK WORLD™ is a pop up gallery series that holds exhibition in various markets, primarily in alignment with major cultural developments. BL_NK WORLD™ typically holds short term multi medium exhibitions, operating as a showroom during the day, and hosting an art social during the evening.
- Who is a part of BL_NK WORLD™?
BL_NK WORLD™ is a collective of young creators, leaders, and collectives who have brought their talents together to create a platform for creators and other influencers of the culture.
- I am interested in contributing to BL_NK WORLD™, how could I potentially get involved?
If you are interested in contributing your talents to the BL_NK WORLD™ team, submit your intentions via www.BL-NK.WORLD/submit
- What is offered to the artists who exhibit their work?
The artists who exhibit with BL_NK WORLD™ are given an opportunity to showcase and distribute their artwork. Exhibitors are also provided the opportunity to network in an atmosphere that is purely driven to advance and connect the creative community.
- What is the criteria for an artist? How can an artist submit their work?
There is no specific criteria for artists to get involved with BL_NK WORLD™. If you wish to submit your artwork, please review the requirements and submit here. www.BL-NK.WORLD/submit
- Do you feature solo exhibitions?
No. We are currently not considering solo exhibitions as the nature of BL_NK WORLD™ is to collectively unite all artists, creatives, and tastemakers.
- Do you sell the artist's work and get a certain percentage of each art piece. If so, what's the percentage?
We do sell artwork via our lifestyle galleria, we personally contact the artists we aim to work with, however we are always open to submissions, click here to submit your work. BL_NK WORLD™ takes a 40% commission on all art pieces & photo prints sold through the Galleria.
- What is the QR code and why is it used for? Where can i get the QR reader?
The QR code is a machine readable code that directs you to our website for more information on the exhibitors. You can download a QR reader for your smartphone here. https://scan.me/download.
- How do you pick and choose your artists to feature at BL_NK WORLD™ exhibits?
We review submissions, research artists, and select all the artists we work with.
- Is BL_NK WORLD™ open to other art forms and events?
BL_NK WORLD™ incorporates a combination of Art, Fashion, and Music into their exhibits. If you have and are interested in submitting programing ideas, please submit here. Please note, BL_NK WORLD™ is not responsible for compensating individuals for their ideas once they have been submitted. BL_NK WORLD™ owns the rights to any and all ideas communicated through messages.
- Can your space be rented out to be converted to a pop-up shop?
We do not offer subleases of the gallery spaces that we work with. If you are interested in working with BL_NK WORLD™, please contact us.
- What is the age for attending BL_NK WORLD™ events?
BL_NK WORLD™ events are for all ages during gallery hours. During Art Social hours alcohol will be served and therefore we require all guests be 18+ or 21+, due to liability. This information will be communicated along with the promotion of each event, as venue regulations may vary.