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Jonas Lund: The Paintshow
One thousand of the highest ranked paintings from The Paintshop.biz collection will be presented at the Van Abbemuseum Studio from the 12th to the 19th of December. The exhibition will include works by influential artists ranging from Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, Mondrian, and Georgia O’Keefe.
Since the launch in June 2012, The Paintshop.biz spawned over 3,000 unique paintings by more than 1,500 different authors. The Paintshop.biz is an online real-time drawing tool, every painting is the result of a collaborative effort. Once the painting is signed and saved, it’s ranked accordingly. The person who signed it, becomes its official author and owner, while the shared canvas resets to white.
The rank of each painting is determined by using the PaintRank algorithm. The algorithm determines the reputation of the author and the popularity of the work itself by analyzing a set of factors such as the Artfacts ranking of the author, the amount of Facebook Likes and retweets the painting receives, the Google PageRank of the title, and the painting’s provenance including age, sales record and exhibition history. The painting’s rank sets the price; making the highest ranked painting the most expensive.
All paintings are available for sale throughout the exhibition-period. Once sold, the painting is immediately taken down and handed to its new owner, thereby changing the exhibition and increasing the ranking of the painting.
Kindly Supported by Baltan Laboratories, Eyebeam, Van Abbemuseum and Piet Zwart Institute.
INTERNATIONAL SHARED RESIDENCY – A COLLABORATION BETWEEN EYEBEAM (US) AND BALTAN LABORATORIES (NL)
For artists, shared residencies offer a context that’s more than simply time and space to work. By residing at each partner organization, time and space is multiplied across locations and each location brings its own culture to the work. In this case, the collaborative potential between Baltan Laboratories in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York City is exponentially increased — both organizations are deeply committed to supporting the process of artistic creation from early stages through to the end project. This collaborative residency is organized around the theme of “Cultural Economies” with the goal of instigating new work that critically examines the ability of artists and artistic production to maintain large cultural relevance in an age of increasingly limited resources.
The timeline for this collaborative residency is as follows:
Sept. 17 – Nov. 18, in residence at Eyebeam (housing not provided);
Nov. 19 – Dec. 21, in residence at Baltan Laboratories, in collaboration with the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven (NL) (housing provided);
Dec. 14 – 15, presentation of working prototype at an international symposium around collecting and presenting digitally born art in the museum, a collaboration between Baltan Laboratories and the Van Abbemuseum;
Dec. 22 – Feb. 18, 2013, in residence at Eyebeam with presentation of final work in exhibition. (more…)