This weekend, September 8–9, 2012, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, artists throughout Brooklyn will open their studio, so that visitors can decide who will be featured in an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum at the end of the year. After the jump is a brief explanation of the voting process and exhibition from the Brooklyn Museum website. But first, check out the video! We hope you can check it out and vote (link to register is also after the jump)!
Brooklyn is home to more artists than anywhere else in the United States, making it the creative capital of the art world. GO: a community-curated open studio project is a borough-wide initiative designed to foster personal exchange between Brooklyn-based artists, their communities, and the Brooklyn Museum.
During GO, Brooklyn artists will open their studios to the community, sparking a dialogue between artists and their neighborhoods. Newly informed by the artist about the artistic process, studio visitors will be empowered to nominate artists for inclusion in a group exhibition to be held at the Museum. Based on community nominations, Museum curators will create an exhibition to open on Target First Saturday in December 2012.
Organized by the Museum's Managing Curator of Exhibitions, Sharon Matt Atkins, and Chief of Technology, Shelley Bernstein, GO is inspired by two established programs: ArtPrize, an annual publicly juried art competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the long tradition of open studio weekends held each year in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Greenpoint, DUMBO, Gowanus, Red Hook, and Bushwick.