Attention lovers of art everywhere! Saatchi Online’s art exhibit, titled 100 Curators 100 Days, has got off to an amazing start with coverage in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The New York Observer, to name a few. Curated by top art curators from around the globe, it has also been featured on the influential trendspotting blog Cool Hunting which said: “100 Curators 100 Days may very well reshape the perception that viewing art on a computer doesn’t achieve the personal relationship between viewer and artwork offered by a brick-and-mortar museum or gallery.”
Launched in mid-July, the “100 Curators 100 Days” project has revealed 35 of its 100 curators, leaving 65 yet to be seen. Each day for 100 days, Saatchi Online showcases 10 artists chosen from the online art gallery by one curator from somewhere in the world. At the end of the 100 days 1,000 artists will have been selected and will be on display. This week’s guest curators include:
- Trevor Schoonmaker, Nasher Museum of Art, Durham NC, USA
- Marina Fokidis, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens, Greece
- Amanda Hunt, LAXART, Los Angeles, USA
- Alessandro Vincentelli, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
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: Peter MacGill, Pace/MacGill Gallery, NYC; Britt Salvesen, Head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, LACMA, LA; 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, NY; Eric C 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; Daria de Beauvais, Palais de Tokyo, Paris Hendrik Folkerts, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; John Zarobell, MoMA, San Francisco, among others.
The project is the first of its kind under the helm of Saatchi Online’s new CEO, Margo Spiritus.