- 1,000 Emerging Artists Will Be Selected For Special Online Exhibit
LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Saatchi Online, a global platform for emerging artists, announces today the launch of 100 CURATORS 100 DAYS, a major initiative that recognizes 1,000 artists for their outstanding work. Beginning Wednesday, July 18, every day for 100 days Saatchi Online will reveal one curator's selection of ten artists to be included in the largest exhibit of its kind. The curators have made their selections from over 60,000 artists that are currently exhibited on Saatchi Online. The entire list of curators for 100 CURATORS 100 DAYS can be viewed July 18 at saatchionline.com/100curators.
The 100 curators selected for the Saatchi Online project by Rebecca Wilson, Director of the Saatchi Gallery, London and Board Member of Saatchi Online, represent the world's most prestigious museums and galleries. They include:
Adam Budak, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
Peter MacGill, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York City
Lara Boubnova, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia
Britt Salvesen, Head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, LACMA, Los Angeles
Alfredo Cramerotti, co-curator, Manifesta 8 European Biennial of contemporary art, 2010-11
Carson Chan and Nadim Samman, co-curators of the Marrakech Biennale, 2012
Cecilia Alemani, Donald R Mullen, Jr. Curator and Director of High Line Art, New York
David Elliott, Artistic Director of the first Kyiv Biennial of Art, 2012
Eric Shiner, Director and Milton Fine curator of art at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Tobia Bezzola, Kunsthaus Zurich
Khaled Ramadan, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Marcella Beccaria, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin
Daria de Beauvais, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Alessandro Vincentelli, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
Hendrik Folkerts, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
John Zarobell, MoMA, San Francisco
Tricia Van Eck, MCA, Chicago
Catherine Hug, Kunsthalle Vienna
The stamp of approval from these curators provides a tremendous benefit to both artists and collectors. Artists who are selected will enjoy greater visibility and recognition, while first-time buyers as well as seasoned collectors will gain confidence in buying art online, by having experienced curators handpick and validate great emerging talent.
This is the inaugural exhibit under the helm of Saatchi Online's new CEO, Margo Spiritus. "Our mission at Saatchi Online is to provide all artists with the tools, opportunity and support to have sustainable careers and to make a living selling their art. By providing a global platform visited by art lovers from over 190 countries each month, we are able to connect consumers and curators alike who would otherwise never have the opportunity to discover their work," says Spiritus.
Saatchi Online was started by the Saatchi Gallery in London in 2006 in order to help artists without gallery representation to find an audience for their work. It is estimated that over 1 million artists across the globe aren't represented by galleries. Saatchi Online provides these talented artists with a platform to showcase and sell their work in an environment with an excellent reputation for introducing outstanding artists.
For more information about Saatchi Online visit saatchionline.com and facebook.com/saatchionline.
SOURCE Saatchi Online