ERIC Number: ED482088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Unseen Discussions: Artist@Hotmail.Com.
For the recent exhibition "Greater New York: New Art in New York Now," the Education Department at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, a large museum located in the Long Island City section of Queens, New York, organized a unique email-based discussion. The museum set up an e-mail address for most participating artists using the free Hotmail.com service. These addresses were displayed on P.S.1's website, where each artist had his/her own Web-page, and on sheets available in the museum lobby; and most importantly, the addresses were printed directly on to the wall labels in the galleries. This established a platform where public and artist could discuss the work and exchange ideas. The forum was easy, free, international, immediate, private, and almost intimate. The museum relinquished its monopoly over the interpretation of the art by opening up unmediated channels of communication between artist and public. (Author)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Education, Artists, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Mail, Museums, Public Service, Web Sites, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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