The Decentralization of Art as We Know it

Mar 15, 2023

10:00am – 11:00am CT

Recording: The Decentralization of Art as We Know it, Mar 15, 2023

The Kunstmuseum Basel, which is considered to be the first-ever public art museum, opened in 1661. Four centuries later, 55,000+ art museums now exist in 202 countries around the world. While each museum is unique, they all share one common practice: the art is selected by a small group of curators.
Artists create their work with the intention to entertain, arouse and confuse the world. However, somewhere along the way, it became the curators’ decision as to who gets to see what. It is no secret that art museums need to evolve as art is now being shared and circulated through new mediums. So, now the question is, what if the Smithsonian was owned and curated by the Internet? How? Decentralize it. The result? People from all backgrounds can finally feel represented through art.

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Gaby Goldberg

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Kelly Huang

KCH Advisory

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Alex K. Scull

The University of Texas

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