Xamou Art Contributors
Our site is very much the result of individuals who have been generous enough to share their passion and knowledge with us:
For a few years Mediha Boran owned and ran Cat Hill Art Gallery in London. These days she invests her energies in writing, museum curation, and working as a creative director for a digital agency.
Kate van Genderen is a Graduate from Montana State University with Major in Art History, Minor in Museum Studies. She is an avid blogger and photographer with many interests including art management and curation.
Andy Robb is a self-confessed geek, actor, author and freelance writer with a keen interest in art. Amongst other things, he has two YA novels on his conscience: Geekhood: Close Encounters of the Girl Kind and Geekhood: Mission Improbable.
Become a contributor
We invite people to contribute because art benefits from being seen from different perspectives than our own. If you feel you have something important to share, please contact us.
The Xamou Art website
Launched in October 2011, the site subscribes to the liberal view that anything intended to be art is art.
From the beginning and up to now, the site has had a very clear focus on covering art with the respect and sense of wonder it deserves, but without treating it as a religion.
In retrospect, however, the ‘initial’ focus proved little more than an aimless quest to be all things to all people. It was certainly a realisation that hit us only a month after launching, and we soon established that we had to impose some limitations on ourselves — if not for our own, then our visitors’ sanity.
Our art goggles are 90% European
Today we are covering a tiny-to-modest amount of European art instead of spreading us thinly across the established art scene in the USA. We are also not writing about Asia and all the emerging markets such as United Arab Emirates and South American nations. Of course there is nothing wrong with the latter, but some other sites would have to help us with that.
Still, we are quite broadly reflecting that we have different audiences who want very different things from us. Hence we add content about both the primary- and secondary art markets. Aside from galleries and auction houses, much exciting art is to be found elsewhere. For example at events arranged by organisers of art fairs, biennales, and art museums — or more secretly on walls in urban spaces by people who are into spraycans and stencils.
We are beginning to have extra ‘fluff’ on art history, and mention a few deceased individual along the way. Luckily that does not translate into our artist profiling. You see on balance we cover more living- and breathing artists than dead ones. We also do a little more emerging- rather than established artists, both of which delight collectors looking for talent.