Artist Bob and Roberta Smith (Patrick Brill) has created an amazing site where one can have access to an impressive art collection. It is a great initiative that engages all uk citizens who want to collaborate or participate in the curating process. Through the participation of the public all art is assembled, classified and ready to be used. Not only the big names but the anonymous artists are included.
The idea that, relating known with less known works can allow us to have a better understading of the art world is an intriguing idea. Like a big data art compendium, where we the users connect the dots and create our own narratives. The invitation to actively participate in the tagging and describing of the art works only enhances the potential of this great initiative.
And here he explains himself in a video from “The Guardian interview“: