Sunday, August 26, 2012

Brooklyn Residents Curating New Artists’ Show at Brooklyn Museum

Artists from all over Brooklyn will open their studios to Brooklyn residents as part the “GO,” project, the community curated studio project, organized by the Brooklyn Museum. On September 8th and 9th, between 11am and 7pm 1,812 artists will welcome visitors into their work spaces, exhibiting their creations so that Brooklyn residents who have registered to vote can examine the work and then vote on their favorite artists. The ten artists with the most votes will be included in a group show at the Brooklyn Museum on beginning on December 1st, 2012. Brooklyn Museum curators will visit the studios of the winning artists to choose which of their works will be exhibited.

Registrants will need to download a “GO” app for their iPhone, send a text message, or record the studios that they visited with paper and pen and then transfer the information to the “GO” website later in order to participate, and will also be required to visit a minimum of five studios. There is no maximum number of artists participants can visit, and they can spend the entire two days visiting some of Brooklyn’s most talented, up and coming artists.

GO project participants will be able to be part of the entire process via their online connection, and discuss and follow the putting together of the exhibition as the events unfold, thus becoming co-curators and participants in bringing great Brooklyn art into one of the New York City’s foremost museums.

About twenty of the participating artists are from Kensington and Windsor Terrace, and are hoping to see their neighbors and friends coming through their studios to see their work, and maybe even vote for them to be included in the show.