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Frequently Asked Questions — English


 

Why barter?

A coin is not disposable! After having exhibited a work that has not been sold several times, this allows it to be circulated, valued, and recognized by our peers. It's a way to both meet artists whose work we like and unclog our workshops.

What can you offer in barter? 

Anything that seems interesting to you so that we discover and understand your work: a piece, of course, a piece of installation, but also what is on its periphery. In the workshop we have loads of tests, sketches, prototypes, documentation and notations; raw elements, witnesses of a reflection, which have as much importance as a finished piece. As an artist, you may want to own these elements that justify a production. 

What is traffic?

The place where we swipe the anonymous pieces of the artists present on the application. When you swipe left, you're not interested in the artwork. When you swipe right, it goes into your favorites library.

Why are traffic pieces anonymous?

There are many isolated artists who are far from privileged circles and networks. By placing anonymity at the start of the process, we want to establish equal opportunities: that of being discovered.

 

What is a work sheet?

A sheet that can be created when a piece is finished but also when it starts, when you have the beginnings of an idea. It is possible to modify and expand it at any time. It includes all the information relating to a production. 

You can export this work sheet in PDF by selecting the fields you want to see appear. This makes it easier to send this information, for example, to an exhibition curator or a collector. 

 

 

What is the + icon at the bottom of the screen for? 

 

Placed within the navigation bar, the “+” icon is used to add a work file to its catalog.

 

 

How to make a proposal?

 

Click on the handshake icon at the swipe level or in the detail of a work. For this coveted piece, the artist owner receives a notification in his "proposals received" section. There he has direct access to your barter coins, can look at them and choose one in return. When his choice is made, you both receive a notification in your messaging where you find out who is the artist behind the work. You can then discuss, mutually discover your work and agree on the terms of the exchange.


 

How to send your part? 

 

At first, we let you go through the standard platforms if you are far from the artist you are trading with. We are thinking about offering delivery by a professional carrier via ATFU soon.

Why a Mobile Studio? 

We think it is necessary to have a digital tool for everyday life, which accompanies us in our workshop. Notepads and worksheets are useful for every day. For a use that falls under the monthly or quarterly update, there is the bio, the exhibitions, the texts on his practice... We imagined a system where the works are linked to each exhibition mentioned in the exhibition space, which each clash automatically appears in the biography section… It's sort of our back office. 

Who is behind ATFU? 

Clara Citron and Sirine Ammar, visual artists and Clémentine Tissot, formerly artist-liaison.

Where to contact us? 

Within the messaging system, the hotline button is there to receive your positive and negative feedback, report bugs, abusive behavior (an artist who posted a copy of your work, for example) or for any questions.

By email :[email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions — Français

Why do we swap?

 

A piece of art is not a one-time use item! After having exhibited several times a work without having sold it, the swap will be a new way to make it circulate and so, being highlighted while acquiring the recognition of our peers. On the other side, it will lead to new encounters and opportunities at the same time as we decongest our studios.

 

 

What can you offer in the swap? 

 

Anything that seems interesting to you so that we discover and understand your work: a piece, of course, a portion of installation, but also what is at its periphery. In the studio, we have lots of tests, sketches, prototypes, documentation and notes; raw elements, witnesses of a reflection, which are as important as a finished piece. As an artist, we may want to own these indeterminate things that justify a production. 

 

 

What's the traffic?

 

The place where you swipe the anonymous pieces of the artists on the application. When you swipe left, the work doesn't interest you. When you swipe right, it enters your favorites' library.

 

 

Why are the traffic pieces anonymous? 

 

There are many isolated artists who stay far from the privileged circles and networks. By placing anonymity at the beginning of the process, we want to create an equal opportunity to be discovered.

 

 

What is a work file?

 

A form that can be created when a piece is finished but also at its early stage, when you have the beginning of an idea. It is possible to modify and expand it at any time. You can integrate all the information related to a production. 

You can export this work file in PDF by selecting the fields you want to appear in. This makes it easier to send this information to a curator or a collector, for example. 

 

 

What is the purpose of the “+” icon at the bottom of the screen? 

 

Placed in the navigation bar, the "+" icon is used to add a work to your catalog.

 

 

How to make a proposal?

Click on the handshake icon in the swipe or in the detail of a work. For this coveted piece, the artist owner receives a notification in his "received proposals" section. He has there a direct access to your pieces in swap, can look at them and choose one in return. When his choice is made, you both receive a notification in your mailbox where you discover who is the artist behind the work. You can then chat, discover each other's work and agree on the terms of the exchange.

How to send your piece? 

At first, we let you go through the standard platforms if you are far from the artist you are trading with. We are thinking of offering soon a delivery by a professional carrier via ATFU.

Why a Studio Mobile? 

We think it is necessary to have a digital tool for everyday life, which accompanies us in our studio. Notepads and worksheets are useful for every day. For a monthly or quarterly update, there is the bio, the exhibitions, the texts on one's practice... We imagined a system where the works are linked to each exhibition mentioned in the exhibitions section, that each exhibition appears automatically in the biography space ... It is in some ways, our back office. 

Who is behind ATFU? 

Clara Citron and Sirine Ammar, visual artists and Clémentine Tissot, artist-liaison.

Where to contact us? 

Within the mailbox, the hotline button is meant to receive your positive or negative feedbacks, to report bugs, abusive behaviors (an artist who posted a copy of your work for example) or for any question.

By e-mail: [email protected]

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