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There’s a new art phenomenon emerging, and it’s more than an ‘it’ artist or specific piece of work. It’s not even limited to a hip gallery opening or must-see exhibit. Introducing ART/VISA: the all-encompassing way to experience modern art in 2018. It’s a movement that wants you to take part. Here are five things you should know about it now. 

1. Art Meets Cinema

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People experiencing the innovative form of Contemporary Art (Photo: Courtesy of ART/VISA

Seeing art in a new mode, Portuguese company ART/VISA has created what’s called ‘cinematic preview lounges’—audiovisual art exhibitions, allowing artists and art collectors to showcase their collections to a worldwide audience, without having to move the art itself.  With the world moving toward digitalisation, preview lounges are being set up at specific locations worldwide—from high-end hotels to art centres to public spaces—allowing artists to share their work with more people than ever before.  The idea is to connect art to collectors in different parts of the world and to start conversations that lead to growth in the art world. In addition to appealing to art savants, being an investor is the next step. Gain ownership of some of the world’s best modern art. Here’s what’s on offer (swipe). 

2. Vast And Diverse Repertoire

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A pillared artwork with complex installation (Photo: Courtesy of ART/VISA)

Having launched this year, ART/VISA is focused on a variety of art genres including contemporary emerging, mid-career and established artists, as well as 'secondary market' level works with a potential to be acquired in the future by museums.  

Both local and international artists make up the repertoire. Whether you’re an art expert, aficionado or simply an aesthete with a taste for finer things, ART/VISA gives access to in-depth, ambitious art experiences. And this autumn, that access means Europe, via one of the most prestigious residency/investment programmes to ever launch.

3. The Golden Visa To Europe

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 A closer look at the beauty of reflection from the artwork of mirrors in the public space (Photo: Courtesy of ART/VISA)

Under its new Golden Visa membership program, ART/VISA is giving both the experienced collector and investors curious about nurturing the visual arts the chance to obtain a coveted Golden Visa, a visa that provides European Union/Portuguese residency through investment and cooperation in artworks.

One of Europe’s most attractive developing art scenes, Portugal, which is rich in creativity and culture, will become your place of permanent legal residence, allowing travel across the Schengen region for all Golden Visa holders. Visa recipients and new residents of Portugal will also gain access inside knowledge about artists, collections and the industry social circles set up under ART/VISA. Plus, you’ll own and back some of the world’s most up-and-coming art and artists right now. 

As an investor and Golden Visa holder, you will own shares in a collection, depending on the investment option chosen: Starter, Advanced 0r Bespoke. Investor funds acquire, commission, maintain, promote and increase the specific art collection, with the project outlay lasting three to eight months. If you stick it out and continue to invest, you can acquire Portuguese citizenship after one year, in accordance with the applicable legislation. After five years you can obtain a permanent residence authorisation, meaning you’ll basically be European.

5. Become A Member

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A closer look at the beauty of reflection from the artwork of mirrors in the public space (Photo: Courtesy of ART/VISA)

As well as the aforementioned investor membership, ART/VISA does offer both participator and spectator memberships, which give access to purchasing and watching art cinema showcases, letting you choose what best suits you. ART/VISA makes it easy, so why not travel and explore and support creativity on global level. It’s an art-world, after all.  For more information on ART/VISA and the Golden Visa, visit  artvisa.net.

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