Marie-Michele Larivée

Trendsletter #14 - Can art be a search engine? 🖼️ 🔍

Published over 2 years ago • 1 min read


Can art be a search engine?

What I mean by that is: is it possible to generate strategic thinking and start in-depth research from a work of art?

I believe it is, here's why:

  1. Because art shows reality differently, from another angle, from another eye, on the fringes.
  2. Because artists are specialists in shedding light on society's flaws, major issues and failures
  3. Because they are experts at exposing emerging feelings

Also because art is not designed in a practical way, but well designed to move, feel and make people think

Art is not factual or equivalent to a percentage in a database, it is difficult to read, which is precisely why it is full of ideas, of inspiration. Art also helps in the research phase to ...

  • Take the pulse of society and yourself: Clarifying what is going on right now helps you see more clearly (insight).
  • Get out of the internet and collect ideas, messages and information other than behind a screen
  • Free the mind (closely linked with the reason above)
  • Conceptualize / visualize ideas, dah! In order to communicate them better afterwards.

Collect | Connect | Conceptualize


On the radar

Current exhibitions to make you think further

🖼️ FUTURES Beacons - Smithsonian Art + Industries Building Washington, D.C

🖼️ The Great Imagination. Histories of the Future - Madrid's Fundacion Telefónica, Madrid

🖼️ Tomorrow's home - Museum of Home, London

🖼️ Grow: The future of Fashion - Good museum, Amsterdam


Art from here

  • Festival Papier is back (to my great pleasure), the place and the fair are a masterpiece, must see!
  • Parachute an exhibition at the McCord Museum that highlights this great forgotten Quebec fashion brand
  • Collectionner irtual reality app to put Canadian works on your walls, try in the comfort of your home!

For those who don't know yet, I am immersed in the start-up universe and specifically in all that is artistic and creative. Research and analysis of new business models and innovative ideas are my daily life. I cannot miss mentioning these two Quebec start-ups that make art shine for longer and differently: ArchivVR& Gallea

Want to explore the future together?


Art for thoughts..


I'll leave you with this report from CIFS (to which I did not contribute), but full on the subject and leaving this fairly enlightening Instagram post portraying art in the future.

Take advantage of this (crazy) Friday to visit the museum;)

Talk soon

P.S. I will be mailing the traditional holiday greeting cards shortly. Customers, Contributors - Send me your postal addresses 💌

Marie-Michele Larivée

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