We had the good fortune of connecting with Noor Blazekovic and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Noor, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I worked for so long in broadcasting and I was so young I reached a point I felt burned inside of me. I knew it was time for a change and I went for it. 20 years later and grateful to all my success I still remember the most strange feeling of leaving a fully structured corporate life -10 years + for the awkward feeling of the unknown, honestly, I did not know what my next step would be? I was 28 years old, I risked my stable job and moved to another country – big challenge ahead- finally, in 2003, after 5 years working in all type of jobs I got hired by the Show Management of Art Basel Miami Beach, for 4 years I worked endless amount hours, I learned everything about the art world, and it was the best thing could ever happen to me, today 16 + years later thanks to the risk I took, I built my dream – Irreversible Projects art Platform – www.irreversibleprojects.com-, a unique large format art magazine, site-specific exhibitions, with presence in 7 countries, traveling and being part of 7 art fairs, curatorial programs for galleries and colleges, also we provide everything publishing-related: Art Catalogs, art books, magazines and in partnership with my husband we created www.giantsinthecity.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Success comes in all shapes and colors. You can be successful in your job and career but you can equally be successful in your marriage, at sports or a hobby. Whatever successes you are after there is one thing all radically successful people have in common: Their ferocious drive and hunger for success makes them never give up. Successful people often paint a picture of the perfect ascent to success. In fact, some of the most successful people in the art business have failed. Many have failed numerous times but they have never given up. Successful people are able to pick themselves up, dust themselves off and carry on trying. This is simply the best description of what IRREVERSIBLE PROJECTS have been for me. IRREVERSIBLE is a multidisciplinary collective for emerging and established artists. IRREVERSIBLE makes buying and collecting art accessible and affordable. Many of our collaborations with artists, galleries and art fairs have succeeded outside of the traditional format, our projects are viewed as one of the most influential exhibitions platform of our era. We have become breeding grounds for cutting edge exhibitions. Our versatility provides a platform for emerging artists giving them the opportunity to showcase their talent, as well as offering more established artists the freedom to play and produce experimental exhibitions. NOOR BLAZEKOVIC Chief Publisher/ Editor Independent Curator
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
1. BOATING for sure, wake-boarding + sand bar 2. Playing a great tennis match 3. I wish I could say we go for lunch or dinner but most of our fav places are not fully open
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Alejandro Mendoza founder
images courtesy of Irreversible Projects I certify that I have rights and permissions for the images in Part 8 of the form
Holly Kuper (for my personal photo)
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