Gabija Grušaitė on Public artAuthor of Stasys Šaltoka, Co-Founder of Qoorio & Vieta2 months ago
Before Vieta & Qoorio, long long time ago I used to live in Penang, Malaysia for 7 years (feeling so old 😂). ✨ During that period of time I was part of the founding team in Hin Bus Depot art centre. It was difficult to work in non-profit, we always had to fundraise, resources were scarse, we were constantly stressed, overworked and tired to push against society norms and expectations. ✨ But there were so many beautiful projects that made it worthwhile. I still smile remembering The Star by Malaysian artist Jun Hao Ong curated by me and Eeyan Chuah. ✨ I am passionate about site specific, spatial art to this day. Art has to cross the boundary from museums back to us, into the streets and sad public squares. ✨ Art is so much more than a price tag at the auction. ✨ It doesn't have to be elitist, but rather a uniting experience. ✨ You can see some really good photos by Allisamazing and photos/video by Ronaldas Buožis.
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Justė Jonutytė on Art marketContemporary Art Market Expert; Founder @TemaProjects & @OurTravelAffair3 months ago
Yesterday I attended my first ever virtual art fair. Over 200 selected galleries set up their virtual 'booths' for the first virtual edition of Frieze New York, which opened for arts professionals and collectors on May 6th, and will launch to the public later today. While the virtual fair experience did not fully replace the experience of attending the physical art fair for me (I missed professional meetings, public and parallel programmes of the fair, and the experience of physically seeing the works, to name just a few ), I found many advantages of the virtual edition. Here are some of my top ones: • MARKET TRANSPARENCY - unlike in the physical art fair, all the prices of the artworks are readily available without having to inquire, which can be an invaluable resource for emerging collectors just starting to navigate the art market. • EFFECTIVE SEARCH CAPABILITY - as an emerging collector, you may, for example, start your search for works with a price bracket for under $10K, or explore artworks in your favourite medium (say, photography or installation), simply saving so much time. • EXTENDED DURATION OF THE FAIR- private & public preview combined, the virtual fair will last for 10 days, about twice the duration of a physical art fair, giving the opportunity for longer research and extra time to come back to the works and make a more informed decision on what to purchase. Not to mention all the time and money we're saving as we don't need to fly and stay in New York for several days. Register for Frieze online viewing room and let me know what's your experience of attending the virtual art fair!
How Frieze New York's Online-Only Edition Signals the Future of Fairs - Galerie
Gabija Grušaitė on Managing your career as an artistAuthor of Stasys Šaltoka, Co-Founder of Qoorio & Vieta3 months ago
Why artists are poor? I have received quite a few talk requests here on Qoorio from young people aspiring to create. One of the most pressing question for young creative is the managment of time, since most juggle between jobs and projects trying to survive and practise art at the same time. There is no easy answer to this question as we are products of our society, shaped by shared values, public policies and peer pressure. This is an interesting interview exploring the subject of art funding, poverty among creators and public notion on what is good art.
Who gets to be an artist? An interview with cultural theorist Hans Abbing
Marija Mireckaitė on Volunteer workPhotographer. Curious person.3 months ago
If I had to give parents one piece of advice, it would definitely be: 🌺Encourage your children to volunteer🌺 . Why? Because almost every soft skill that I have today was in some shape of form created or grown by my different volunteer work experiece. . 1. I learned to be communicative. 2. Networking and public speaking became less & less stressful and more & more enjoyable. 3. Gained so much knowledge about art, film, theatre an other industries. . All in all, I believe that volunteering is one of the best ways to grow as a human being and learn about others.
Justė Jonutytė on Art marketContemporary Art Market Expert; Founder @TemaProjects & @OurTravelAffair3 months ago
While I am no fan of virtual exhibition and museum tours as the experience of seeing works live still largely beats that of virtual viewing, video art is one of the few exceptions. That's why I was so excited to hear that Julia Stoschek collection, one of the world’s most comprehensive private collections of time-based art, has just announced its plans to put online over 860 works by 282 artists for free and without any restrictions. Happy watching and please share your highlights with me!
Julia Stoschek presents her media art collection online - Announcements - e-flux
Justė Jonutytė on Art marketContemporary Art Market Expert; Founder @TemaProjects & @OurTravelAffair21 days ago
Justas from Qoorio asked me a question: “Hi Juste, I trust your taste in contemporary art and I would love to get your recommendation. I am looking for a piece of art for my office. I am thinking of 1..2m x 0.5..1.5m size, €5k-€10k price range, made by a young, contemporary artist, can be local or not. What names/links would you suggest to look at?” 👌Justai, thank you for your question. In fact, the question ‘How do I go about acquiring my first artwork’ is the most common question I get. There are many reasons why people don’t feel too confident when searching for an artwork for their home, or, as in your case, your office. 🤔 Some of these reasons have to do with the supposed lack of knowledge in the field of contemporary art (although I personally think that’s more of a myth). Others have to do more with the question of value: how do I make sure the artwork I buy will not go down in its value over the years so I don’t lose the money I invested. I recommned to first think about these aspects when choosing the right work for your office (or home), and only afterwards consider which artists to concentrate on based on your answers: 1. What do I want the work to symbolize for me?✨ If you are looking for an artwork for your office, likely you will spend dozens of hours every week in front of it. What core values or memories do you want the work to remind you of? Do you want it to symbolize ambition, innovation or creativity to boost your drive? Do you want it to create you a moment of relaxation or fantasy for your otherwise highly concentrated day? For example, if ‘future’ is one of the most relevant topics for you, perhaps you don’t even want a two-dimensional painting, but rather a 3-dimensional hologram which better reflects your values? 2. What do I want the work to symbolize for my colleagues/partners/clients? 🏙 If you are looking for an artwork for your office, the work will likely become a central piece of attention to anyone who comes in and visit your work place – whether your colleagues or your clients. What do you want the artwork to say about you and your product/service to every visitor? Do you want it to strengthen your status as an expert in your field, to give the impression of you/your product as a reputable, innovative or creative person/product? For example, if ‘sustainability’ is the main keyword for your business, how do you pick an artwork that speaks of sustainability to everyone who comes into your office? 🌀Last but not least, I suggest to take into consideration such aspects as the market value of the work, the artist’s career and demand of their work, the seller’s reputation (whether you decide to buy at a gallery, auction house or elsewhere). ✅ Finally, to answer your question more specifically, some young generation Lithuanian artists who are internationally active at the moment and whose works have a good international market demand and can be within the price range you provided : Rute Merk, Pakui Hardware, Indrė Šerpytytė, Augustas Serapinas, Lina Lapelyte, Andrius Zakarauskas, Emilija Škarnulytė and some others. You can also look up some international young yet respected artists too within the price range you gave me: Ragna Bley, Athena Papadopoulos, Evgeny Antufiev and Louisa Gagliardi, Jesse Darling, Zoe Paul and many others. You can look up sites such as Artsy, Contemporary Art Daily, Artnet and others to disocver more artists. I hope this will give you a good start, and if you have more questions, ❇️next Thursday, July 30th at 8 pm (LT time) ❇️ I will be doing an Instagram live session (in Lithuanian) on how to pick your first artwork (on my @temaprojects IG account) and you are welcome to ask me further questions there, or in the comments section of this Qoorio post. 📸 Works by Rute Merk in New York’s gallery Downs& Ross

Lina LinkeviciuteTheatre Director [email protected] Paintings/Luxury Business Professional
This is a deep subject :) my grandmother liked to collect the pieces of art and our home was full of super quality artworks but I was feeling all the depression behind them, of course not every person can be affected by it, once my mother changed the whole artworks, and it was such a relief. So it can be the most expensive, the most beautiful artwork in the world but I would check the energetic and it will depend if I put it somewhere in the special room or where I am all the time :)
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Justas Janauskas asked me: "Mangirdai, I would love to ask you a question and you to answer it publicly. Can you explain in simple words what GPT3 is, how it works, who can use it, and what can be done with it?” My answer: GPT-3 was released in the beginning of June by OpenAI. It is an invite only API. GPT-3 is one of the most hyped tech in recent years. My opinion it is overhyped by new startups trying to use the hype for product launch or money raising. Let’s dig deeper. GPT-3 is transformer based language model. It is a successor to GPT-2 and GPT-1. Transformers type neural networks are an ongoing1 trend demonstrating better performance. GPT-3 idea is simple - it is trained to correctly predict the next word in a sentence. Model could be adapted to other tasks as well. GPT-3 works with text. It can answer questions, generate articles. Even translate text terminal commands or generate code(although such demos should be taken with the grant of salt). GPT-3 real innovation is its ability to adapt to new(unseen) tasks. Good results or sometimes state-of-the-art results could be achieved showing only 16-32 new task examples. This is important - training neural networks from zero is very hard. GPT-3 API lowers the barrier for product development by small startups. Unfortunate model is not open source and available as an invite only API(API will be paid going further). On the other hand similar results could be achieved with GPT-2/BERT/other models with custom training. Some good reviews so far:
GPT-3: Careful First Impressions

Thomas DesimpelAngel Investor, Polyglot, Real Estate Investor
Thanks for sharing Mangirdas Adomaitis I learned something new and interesting 👌
Chances are, he has given you nightmares with his works in the films 𝙰𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚗... ☆꧁༒☬ 𝓗𝓪𝓷𝓼 𝓡𝓾𝓮𝓭𝓲 𝓖𝓲𝓰𝓮𝓻 ☬༒꧂☆ ☞ "He was a Swiss painter, best known for airbrush images of humans and machines linked together in a cold biomechanical relationship. Later he abandoned airbrush work for pastels, markers, and ink. He was part of the special effects team that won an Academy Award for design work on the film Alien" ☞ But Giger’s work as a visual artist extends beyond the sci-fi franchise, combining horror and the grotesque and tapping into our unending fascination of the things that frighten us the most. ☞ " His design for the Alien was inspired by his painting Necronom IV and earned him an Oscar in 1980. His books of paintings, particularly 𝙽𝚎𝚌𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚌𝚘𝚗 and 𝙽𝚎𝚌𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚌𝚘𝚗 II (1985) and the frequent appearance of his art in Omni magazine continued his rise to international prominence" ☞ There's so much more to his name, than just 𝙰𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚗...The artist, who described his style as “biomechanical,” popularized the biomechanical art aesthetic with a little twist in érotique genre. Not only his 𝙽𝚎𝚌𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚌𝚘𝚗, but also the 𝙻𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚜𝚌𝚊𝚙𝚎 series allows us to come to terms with that darkness—as frightened or as hopeless as his creations may make us feel, we are still drawn back for more.  How about you? Are you, also, a fan of the Alien franchise or Giger's works in general? Check out more of H.R. Giger☟

Atėnė Strazdas DrozdaitėInterior designer/Survivor/Thinker/Forever learning/ Enthusiast
Dominykas Rimša I had the exactly same thought 😁
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These are the magical words I was needing so desperately.... Perhaps, they're the ones that will awaken you to life as well, Qoorious people 🖤

Atėnė Strazdas DrozdaitėInterior designer/Survivor/Thinker/Forever learning/ Enthusiast
Povilas, you certainly have a point there! However, I do always find most prosperous people, places and solutions everytime I take a risk. Playing safe is also an option whenever I have to gather my resources. But there's always a certain point when I have to leave the safe zone, once again, in order to reach even higher levels. Every time I clearly feel it with every cell of my body and no matter how risky it may be, I must do it 💫 Otherwise, there's no growth.
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5 hours of anticipation... We were close, but we will try again! This is totally revolutionary step in the history of space 🚀 NASA'S SPACEX DEMO-2 HAS BEEN SCRUBBED NEXT LAUNCH ATTEMPT AT 3.22 PM EDT SAT NASA TV COVERAGE WILL BEGIN AT 11A.M.

Ronaldas BuožisCinematography, tech and boats
Justas, they postponed it due to bad weather conditions
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𝔸 𝕟𝕖𝕨 𝕓𝕝𝕒𝕔𝕜 𝕙𝕠𝕝𝕖 𝕙𝕒𝕤 𝕓𝕖𝕖𝕟 𝕗𝕠𝕦𝕟𝕕, 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕚𝕥'𝕤 𝕔𝕝𝕠𝕤𝕖𝕣 𝕥𝕠 𝔼𝕒𝕣𝕥𝕙 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕟 𝕒𝕟𝕪 𝕠𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣 This black hole is close enough that if it had an accretion disc, it could be visible with the naked eye.
𝔾𝕚𝕧𝕖 𝕞𝕖 𝕗𝕖𝕨 d̶a̶y̶s̶ 𝕟𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕥𝕤 𝕥𝕠 𝕕𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕡 𝕟ε𝕨 𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕒𝕤! Just like dogs and rodents, humans learn in sleep spindles! This is exactly when I come up with new solutions for the design projects while browsing things I had previously learnt, in my brain, of course. Just before falling asleep, interesting thoughts and visions occupy my mind and that's exactly when I can sort things out and brainstorm like never before! 👩🏻‍💻 𝕤𝕝𝕖𝕖𝕡 𝕤𝕡𝕚𝕟𝕕𝕝𝕖𝕤 Noun sliːp ˈspɪnd(ə)lz a short intense period of brain activity that signals the beginning of deeper sleep Read more about the study below🐶⬇️
What We Can Learn By Watching Sleeping Dogs
"Do you have any idea what it means to hold down advertising?" "I guess not." "To hold down advertising is to have nearly the entire publishing and broadcasting industries under your thumb. There's not a branch of publishing or broadcasting that doesn't depend in some way on advertising. It'd be like an aquarium without water. Why, ninety-five percent of the information that reaches you has already been preselected and paid for." I learned little about the world at school, actually, I learned nothing about the world order from teachers or educational system. However, I found it all in the books, and especially ones written by Haruki Murakami. At times of confusion your mind blurs; things which seemed surreal become reality, and you can't tell right from wrong - simply because you know little of how things actually work.. You have no clue about "the Boss" who "sits squarely on top of a trilateral power base of politicians, information services, and the stock market." Published almost three decades ago, on October 15, 1982, this book now seems even more genuine than ever ●
How the comfort zone is ruining your life? 🔸 #4 insight: Comfort zone This is so known topic that I even doubted to write it. But the more I think about it, the more I understand how close and yet so far this topic is for me. We all know that there are two groups for all the physical things we can do in our life: - Inside the comfort zone: takes little or no effort to do, feels comfortable, no mental resistance. For example, for most of the people driving is completely in their comfort zone. They drive to work, shop, home. And since driving is so easy, at one point or another, your brain went and subconsciously placed it inside the comfort zone, so you don’t really think about doing it before you do it, it’s just something you do. - Outside. Okay, how about going for a run? A lot harder, isn’t it? It’s more physically strenuous, requires more preparation, it makes you lose your breath or sweat, and if you haven’t ran for a while, you’ll probably be really sore the next day. And because you know running is physically strenuous and hard to do, your brain placed it outside the comfort zone. The further outside the comfort zone something is, the more mental resistance there is in the way of doing that thing. Zone also always shrinking, if you don’t do anything about it. Unless you venture at least a little bit beyond the borders of the comfort zone, it will get smaller and harder to escape. And this is something that most people have experienced in their lives, whether they are aware of it or not. In my own life this happens all the time, like when I was 18 and got my driving licence, I was so excited at that point, driving was so easy to me and felt very good about it. But since I had no car, lived in the city centre, my brain moved it outside the comfort zone and now I’m really afraid to do it. Of course, brain generates to me all necessary arguments: eco friendly, avoiding traffic jams, walking is good for you. In reality, I’m just staying away from what’s outside my comfort zone now. This gets even more serious. You know that phrase “Men aren’t taking their health seriously”? I look at myself and I see that I feel more comfortable being sick, suffer pain than go to a doctor. This is because my brain tells me “this is something common, this will stop one day, think of all that wasted time, it will cost a lot, they can’t help anyway” instead of fixing situation I'm in. Today my back was injured while playing volleyball. I was laying on my back at home in deep pain and wishing it would stop. Then, I started coughing. It made my back pain even worse, like needles crossing me with every cough. Then I realised I was coughing for 2 years already. This is not something new, it just wasn’t in the circle of something easily achievable. I was so angry on this whole situation that my brain just wanted to cut it all now. Do something! And I did. Today I registered to check my back, my knees and elbows that were in pain from playing 5 times a week. And my coughing. And wrote this post that I was doubting about.

Justas JanauskasCEO @ Qoorio
Thank you for sharing this. And, please, take care of your health ❤️
Why are we afraid of change in our work or life? 🔸 #3 insight: Adapt change We all strive towards outcomes at work, at home and in our communities because we believe they will make us happy. It might be a good job, a loving relationship, money or possessions. It might be better health or spiritual peace of mind. Let's call all of them our lovely "Cheese". And it can feel wonderful when we eventually get our cheese. Then, we hold to it tightly and dream it will never end. Yet life is constantly changing and sometimes it blocks (or even undoes) things we expect, feel we deserve or have worked so long and so hard to accomplish. But because we fear starting again, looking foolish or that we might end up somewhere worse, we often don’t want to change when things begin changing around us. I always felt very confident about changes around and even called it my comfort zone. Yet life kicked my butt recently at work multiple times. I wasn't growing so fast I was used to. Then, it begun: - I denied it's my problem. - I was frustrated and started to blame others. - I held to what was, instead of what simply now is. - And I wasn't ready to look for a new cheese. I'm so lucky to be surrounded by emphatic people who felt my frustration. Immediately offered their help and it took me 24 hours to find a new cheese. I'm sharing this with you and hope it will help like it did to me. Maybe not today, tomorrow, or even this year, but knowing this makes us as individuals stronger. Change is inevitable. Anticipate it, adapt to it, learn to embrace and enjoy it. Do so and you won’t just suffer less stress and unhappiness, you’ll enjoy more success and fulfillment in every part of your life and your work. 🔸 Book that highlights this issue is "Who Moved My Cheese?" by the best-selling author, Dr. Spencer Johnson. I dedicate this to Ingrida Ziliute, who helped me to move on.
Mindaugas Jankauskas on AR/3D in retail and e-commerceProduct professional, Technology enthusiast, Product management consultant3 months ago
🗯‼️Not everyone knows that having AR experience on your page is really simple and most mobile devices 📲 support it straight from the browser (no specialized apps needed) ▶️ Straight to AR ▶️ See it in action (Look for “View in my room” button)
Monika Kuzminskaitė on Food & Eating PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating matters7 days ago
Research. How different smells are recognized in the brain? How do we know if two smells are different or similar? Apparently, nose acts as sort of chromatography analyzer, where smells are differentiated based on their chemical content. But the olfactory cortex is much more dependent on how and when the smells were experienced, and here the smells are grouped based on memories. Article: Research: Photo: Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay Book my counselling seession here: ||| Lots of long reads and chance to support me as well as to win free session:
If you are doing both art & design and ask yourself “can artist be a designer?” or “can designer be an artist?”, then I recommend you to watch this live session with Chris Do 🟨🟦🟥
The Difference Between Design & Art— How To Find Your Worth
Edvardas Kavarskas on At the forefront of designPartner @ Étiquette, a strategic packaging agencyabout 2 months ago
Milton Glaser, the author of I ♥️ NY logo and Brooklyn Brewery identity, passed away at the age of 91. His thoughts on the design discipline are timeless and will stay with us forever. Art is work, proclaimed the inscription on his office door in Manhattan, and I can’t agree more.
Milton Glaser, Master Designer of ‘I ♥ NY’ Logo, Is Dead at 91
Edvardas Kavarskas on At the forefront of designPartner @ Étiquette, a strategic packaging agency2 months ago
As an artist in my soul, I admire that the term "looking good" is up for debate, while the anti-beauty movement is here to stay. I remember my studies and the concept of unreasonable beauty, brought to my mind by the most talented philosophy and art mentors. That's precisely what it is. Finally.
Experimental beauty

Marija MireckaitėPhotographer. Curious person.
I love this! Finally we're all focusing more on freedom and creativity in the beauty world rather than how to contour your nose for it to appear smaller haha! Interesting article:-)
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