“We live in a world where every single one of the more than 500 television episodes of ‘The Simpsons’ has a well-researched Wikipedia article devoted to it, but by comparison there is practically no information about many of the greatest artworks of the 20thcentury,” said Richard McCoy, a member of the conservation group and a founder of WikiProject Public Art. “This project can serve as a model and demonstrate the importance of documenting contemporary art while highlighting the significance of one of America’s most renowned artists.”—ArtsBeat: Project Enlists the Public to Document Outdoor Sculpture by Tony Smith (via absolumentmoderne)
Help document all of the outdoor Tony Smith sculptures in the World!
The International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art – North America has launched a project this summer to document all of the Tony Smith outdoor artworks around the world using Wikipedia and Flickr, two free web-based resources. This is part of INCCA-NA’s “Artist Research Project” for which Smith was chosen as the inaugural artist in part with recognition of his 100th birthday this September.