Contemporary Art Curator (Magazine)

Contemporary Art Curator (Magazine):

We also received an email from this website, stating they are a recognized entity in the art world. I didn’t find any third-party press on them, and when I searched for the staff (editor etc.), the searches didn’t come up with any references at all. The language in the email is also somewhat strange. They do have about 280.000 followers on Instagram, but that’s about it. They boast with huge visitor numbers, which I haven’t been able to corroborate on sites that measure website traffic. They offer three “options” for being featured, ranging from 160-300 USD/year. Has anyone signed with them and received any benefits from that (sales, exposure etc.)?

Links: http://www.contemporaryartcurator.com/ ; http://www.contemporaryartcuratormagazine.com/

16 comments
  • Anonymous

    I also received an invitation from them. When I checked their IG page I can see that posts get quite a lot of likes but strangely almost no comments. It is quite suspicious, I think since some have thousands of likes and barely one or two comments. I’m not sure how trustworthy they are. I couldn’t find any info on them online. I can see a lot of pretty good artists follow them. Might be worth paying a small fee?

    hm…

  • Anonymous

    I must strongly advice against this. I bought an award from them with the link I got. At the same time an artist who doesn’t like me sent an email to the magazine advicing them not to accept my payment because of a social media conversation where I told that this award can be bought and it’s nothing but a vanity gallery. This conversation took place in a closed Facebook group. The magazine didn´t except my purchase, I got refunded and now the magazine is threatening me with a lawyer for the things I have said in that Facebook group. They have also blocked me from social media. At any point nobody asked my side of the story. I find this behaviour very strange from an international art magazine. They also informed me that my name is on a black list from now on and they tell everybody that I´m a liar and a fraud.

    • Anonymous

      Dear Maria Keinonen,

      it’s nice to hear from you here.

      It’s more than strange that you don’t answer our emails, but instead blackmailing us from other emails ( we see all IPs).

      I would like to explain the situation for the people who read this:

      1) Somehow, you got the link and wanted to use it to get the award. We discovered your scam immediately.

      2) You started blackmailing us and writing unpleasant things about us.

      3) We emailed you that you will be demanded for defamation, blackmailing and severe image.

      That’s all.

      Have a lovely weekend!

      Best regards,

      Marta Puig

      Contemporary Art Curator Magazine Editor

  • Anonymous

    They helped me to boost my career, after exposing my art in their magazine and social media, I received a lot of offers from galleries to expose my art. Also I was contacted by international curator and art dealers.

    • anonymous

      Really? To be sure this isn’t spam from the owner, can you be more specific? You received offers to “expose your art”? Does that mean exhibitions? Did you sell work at any of these venues? Can you give an example that is verifiable like a link to the gallery that “exposed” your art?

      • Anonymous

        Just shared my experience; that’s all.
        You can believe or not; it’s your choice.
        Of course, I can tell you the names, but why I need to prove something in anonym website to anonym and show galleries where I expose, so you search for me.
        Omg)))) If I am the owner of CAC, you are an aggressive competitor)))

          • Anonymous

            Hello,
            The comment above from April 20 shows that it’s just a mediocre internet troll and ageist.
            I would suggest website owner block these users due they don’t provide any valuable info on the subject, just exasperate enmity on forum.
            Thank you,
            Rolf

  • Anonymous

    I participated in the Artists Directory last year, and it helped me to grow ( I wasin the beginning of my art career) . I received interesting offers and met my first gallerist.
    And very good for me worked instagram posts, after posts on instagram, my works always get reposted to other blogs, that was lovely. I don’t mind to pay a small fee if it helps.

  • Anne

    I payed them one time for promotions on Instagram and was quite satisfied with the results. Compare to other magazines they are relatively cheap, in the beginning I wanted to promote on Juxtapoz and HIFRUCTOSE, but they asked 1500 dollars for the post, it was too much for me. I noticed all magazines with a lot of followers charge for their services.
    I also received an invitation to be included in the book, but in the letter was written its fee based publication and fees… Scam would be if you pay them a fee, and later their disappear..

  • Anonymous

    I don’t believe this company is legit at all. I contacted a couple of artists who’s works were posted on the website and none of them were even aware that their work was being used, they only knew of reposts from IG. Contemporary curator art magazine exploits artists for profit.

    I received an invitation to apply for an art book that they’re publishing. Once approved, they said payment had to be sent within two weeks in order to guarantee my spot and, this wasn’t a small sum ($850 and up). They even included bank account numbers in the email. This company is a scam for sure. Don’t trust it.

  • Anonymous

    I just received an email from them and I’m trying to verify anything other than their presence on Instagram and FB which are vastly different. Has there been any info found?

  • Anonymous

    Seems very similar to Aesthetica magazine sending out unsolicited emails to artists offering a spot in their artist directory for a fee going up to £95. Other options include a quarter page listing for an all time low of £295.

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