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Marine Tanguy

Website: http://www.mtart.agency

Instagram: marinetanguyart

Twitter: mtart_

 

Forbes 30 under 30 - Arts & Culture Europe 2018.

I have been working in the art world for the past eight years. An advocate for artists since a young age, I managed my first gallery at age 21, opened my first art gallery in Los Angeles at age 23 and finally created my current business, MTArt Agency, to promote the artists I believed in across the globe. MTArt is the first artist agency in the world, the agency specialises in talent management: building, growing and accelerating careers while financing the studio costs of its artists. I am a writer and frequent speaker on creativity, public art and and contemporary artists. I am a member of the Thousand Network, the Creative Industries Federation, a young patron of the V&A Museum, the Association of Women Art Dealers, AWITA and a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

 

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

The most inspiring friends and network, art everywhere and a lot of books I had time to read and reflect upon.

 

Which living person do you most admire?

She just died... but I have to say Simone Weil. Resilience, passion and social empathy, she is a role model for so many young girls like myself.

 

What is your greatest extravagance? 

I eat Haribos everyday - it's so bad for my teeth and bottom but the most pleasurable treat which makes me feel like a kid everytime!

 

What is your current state of mind?

Incredibly grateful, I learn so much every hour of the day and we are getting closer and closer to make the changes I always dreamed of. The support we get is amazing!

 

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Being calm/ composed/ considerate - building amazing ideas cannot possibly have you looking calm, composed and considerate at all times.

 

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Yes please! I am a major yes please person : )

 

Which talent would you most like to have?

Hmmm fly.. for Peter Pan.

 

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

No... I am trying to teach the young girls I mentor to never think this way. Improve yes, not change. I always want to improve my knowledge, my process and my execution.

 

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My artists... Their trust means the world everyday.

 

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

A bird!!

 

Where would you most like to live?

Hmmm... I don't know, I keep on changing my mind. I am in love with London, I have a crush on New York and my past lies with Paris so god knows…

 

What is your most treasured possession?

A ring my mother bought me.

 

What is your favorite occupation?

Dance! I dance minimum an hour a day!

 

What is your most marked characteristic?

Hmmm... A difficult question to answer yourself, I would love my energy.

 

What do you most value in your friends?

Loyalty, smiles, hugs, intellectual challenge and their hearts.

 

Who are your favorite writers?

John Keats and Jean Paul Sartre.

 

Who is your hero of fiction?

Dagny Taggart from Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

 

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Hmmm... Simone Weil again.. I just really really value what she did and how.

 

Who are your heroes in real life?

My granny and my mother.

 

What is it that you most dislike?

The lack of passion and the indifference to wider issues.

 

What is your greatest regret?

Not having said enough how much I cared to the people who supported me, it's a constant battle of time.

 

What is your motto?

Don't Invest in Art, Invest in Artists.

 

 

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