With over 400 million users, Instagram became in few years one of the strongest social media platform. Instagraming and hashtagging are now a second nature for most of us, we had to learn a new vocabulary (hashtag dictionary), and even forced ourselves to believe that our lives could fit into tiny standardized squares. I’m not going to lie I love Instagram, it’s easy breezy, suddenly everything became aesthetic and interesting (hashtag healthy breakfast), and even though the over-sharing can be sickening sometimes, I still believe that it is a great tool.
Every day I meet new people through Instagram, I discover new artists and places, it gives you an unlimited access to everything the world has to offer (for better or for worst obviously). I mostly follow art galleries, museums, art professionals, artists, bloggers, or people I share interests with, Instagram keeps me in the loop. The platform is of course perfect to keep an eye on what’s on and what’s hot, but it is also a creative space, a laboratory for artists and ideas.
Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite artsy Instagram accounts. The list is quiet versatile, filled with inspiring personalities from artists to curators who will make your feed much smarter.
Hans Ulrich Obrist : @hansulrichobrist
Curator extraordinaire and co-director of exhibitions and programmes and director of international projects at Serpentine Galleries (London), Obrist is a major figure in the contemporary art world. His Instagram feed is filled with notes and post-it, completely original and inspiring.
The Cultivist : @thecultivist
I recently discovered The Cultivist ” (…) the world’s only global arts club offering uniquely privileged access to every aspect of the art world.”. A great concept to discover asap, but also a good Instagram feed that will keep you in touch with what’s on in the art world.
Jennifer Abessira : @jenniferabessira
It’s been few years now that I’m following the work of French-Israeli artist Jennifer Abessira, a work fed with images from films, art, but also from the internet. The photographer is sharing with us a deeply personal work, her Instagram feed is almost like a diary. Must follow.
Rebekah Lee : @applepaperplane
Big crush on Rebekha‘s Instagram feed. This young Singaporean is studying graphic design at the Chelsea School or Art and Design in London, she will take you through her wanderings in the city, and keeps you updated about what’s on in London.
Panoptes Collection : @panoptescollection
“Panoptes Collection is a family collection established in the heart of Brussels, Belgium. Assembled during the last sixty years by an aficionado of art, the collection now comprises more than four hundred emblematic works from the 1960s to the present day.” Their Instagram is almost like an online gallery, which is perfect to connect with art from all around the world.
Louis-Philippe Van Eeckhoutte : @louisphilippeve
Alice Gallery : @alice_bxl
Tate Collectives : @tatecollectives
“Connecting young people to art at Tate Modern and Tate Britain.Free events, workshops, festivals and resources in the galleries and online.” I love the work that Tate Collectives is doing, and how they make the museum a place of life and education, where you can think and act. A great Instagram to follow to stay in the loop.
Fiona Grady : @fiona_grady
I could share many other Instagram accounts with you, and I will do it more often, but in the meantime I hope that this unconventional selection will please you. Feel free of course to connect with me at @the_bubblist, I love discovering new artsy profiles.
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