We found this at Colette in Paris.
Click!, a photography exhibition which happened in 2008 at the Brooklyn Museum, offered the visitors, the online community, and the general public to participate in the exhibition process. Taking its inspiration from the critically acclaimed book The Wisdom of Crowds, in which New Yorker business and financial columnist James Surowiecki asserts that a diverse crowd is often wiser at making decisions than expert individuals, Click! explores whether Surowiecki’s premise can be applied to the visual arts—is a diverse crowd just as “wise” at evaluating art as the trained experts?
Click! is an exhibition in three consecutive parts. It begins with an open call—artists are asked to electronically submit a work of photography that responds to the exhibition’s theme, “Changing Faces of Brooklyn,” along with an artist statement.
After the conclusion of the open call, an online forum opens for audience evaluation of all submissions; as in other juried exhibitions, all works will be anonymous. As part of the evaluation, each visitor answers a series of questions about his/her knowledge of art and perceived expertise.
Click! culminates in an exhibition at the Museum, where the artworks are installed according to their relative ranking from the juried process. Visitors will also be able to see how different groups within the crowd evaluated the same works of art. The results will be analyzed and discussed by experts in the fields of art, online communities, and crowd theory.
The exhibition is organized by Shelley Bernstein, Manager of Information Systems, Brooklyn Museum.
Results can be seen at
AOL is proud to present Seven on Seven as the lead partner for 2011. Shane Akeroyd also provided major support for the event, and the Consulate of Spain generously supported artist travel and accommodation. For a second year, the Standard Hotel will be showing its support of culture in New York by hosting Seven on Seven participants. The conference was organized by Rhizome, and will be held at the New Museum in New York.
MOSCOW – More than 50 years after Christian Dior did the unthinkable and organized a show in the heart of Soviet Moscow, the storied French fashion house is back with another splash for the Russian capital.
Dior has transformed Moscow’s Pushkin Museum for “Inspiration Dior,” an exhibit that is in part an exploration of what drove the house’s founder to create his revolutionary silhouettes. It opens to the public Thursday, one day after the unveiling of the house’s redesigned boutique on Moscow’s luxury-lined Stoleshnikov Lane.
Luxurious ballgowns from the five designers that comprise the house’s 64-year history stand beside paintings by Toulouse Lautrec and Pierre Bonnard, photographs by Man Ray and Richard Avedon, Japanese prints and rarely seen works by Cézanne. The grand staircase leading to the halls that make up the exhibit stands dimmed, its centerpiece a work by contemporary Russian artists that has Dior’s signature bag emerging from stone, reminiscent of Michelangelo’s unfinished sculptures.
16 April – 6 November 2011
Immerse yourself in the work of Vincent Van Gogh through an artistically choreographed sequence of sights and sounds in this unique production that fuses art and audio-visual technology. Showcasing more than 3,000 images of the artist’s work during his most prolific period of painting between 1880 and 1890, the dynamic display unfolds across the inside of a distinctly designed gallery interior. Explore the space, and discover new viewing angles and ever-changing perspectives on this giant moving canvas. The world touring premiere of Van Gogh Alive – The Exhibition is presented by Grande Exhibitions of Australia and VisionsCom of France.
Explore the brushstrokes and hear the stories behind masterpieces by Leonardo, Renoir, Botticelli, Rembrandt and Van Gogh, along with lesser known paintings and hidden gems. Listen to commentary and insight from famous artists, writers and experts who will take you on an unforgettable journey into art.
This is your collection. Please touch the art.
The application contains more than 250 works, and includes video, audio, zoomable high-resolution images, theme groupings and image galleries.