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.
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.
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