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Curated by Paul Smith & Friends // meet Karin Laansoo

Curated by Paul Smith & Friends // meet Karin Laansoo
Curated by Paul Smith & Friends participant Karin Laansoo

In celebration of Frieze Art Fair 2014art:i:curate teams with Paul Smith to host an innovative exhibition of work by emerging London-based artists that combines Mayfair’s deep-rooted art heritage with the digital world’s trail-blazing creative community. 


Open to all, by registering at articurate.net, everyone has the opportunity to express their creativity in front of an audience of both art fans and the industry’s elite. 


Cultural entrepreneur and curator Karin Laansoo 'swims' us from Cuba to Florida.


City: New York

Profession: Contemporary art curator

Secret profession or as a kid I wanted to be: Singer


AIC: How would you describe your own personal aesthetic?

KL: A mix of nordic minimal and bohemian glam.


AIC: How would your friends describe your personality?

KL: Loyal, funny, emotional.


AIC: What inspires you?

KL: Fearless, graceful people who live fully in the present moment.


AIC: Who's your hero?

KL: Diana Nyad, woman who swam from Cuba to Florida.


AIC: Do you consider yourself a collector? If so, what do you collect?

KL: I don't like to own too many physical objects so I have a small art collection and a bigger imaginary one.


AIC: What's your most precious possession?

KL: My wedding ring.


AIC: What does the term 'curating' mean to you?

KL: Creating new meaning or point of view.


AIC: Why did you get involved in this project?

KL: I believe in art:i:curate.


AIC: How do you usually take art in?

KL: By looking and asking questions.


AIC: Describe Paul Smith in three words.

KL: Whimsical. Colourful. Iconoclast.


AIC: Tell me something about yourself - anything.​

KL: I like to go for talk walks at odd times of the day or night.



See what emerging art Karin likes.


Want to take part in this project? Sign up to articurate.net and follow the steps.

Happy curation.

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