05 April 2017
re-title.com was an information resource for emerging and professional contemporary art, providing directory services for internationally focused artists and galleries and was launched in 2004.
In recent years re-title.com has been struggling to survive and compete in what has become an increasingly challenging environment. This has included the emergence of free platforms for artists; the free internet concept established by Facebook and Instagram; the mass use of email publicity which has now become a flood of unsolicited noise; the blocking of genuine email to subscribers by anti-spam filters; the dominance of search engine algorithms favouring the corporations; and the ability of those with extremely deep pockets to run alternative services as tax losses.
Unfortunately we have found that the directory service is no longer sustainable and have therefore decided to shutdown the service. We apologise to all of our members, users and readers who enjoyed the service.
In the short-term, we intend to continue with the artist opportunities section, and to make occasional announcements to the mailing list subscribers.
If an interested party comes forward, we would be willing to discuss the possibility of a takeover - we have a copy of the directory available.
Many of the artist members have paid up subscriptions for the year ahead, and it my intention that you will receive a refund of the amount remaining. This will occur during the few weeks after shutting down. Please be patient, you will receive further instructions in due course.
With best regards