go see art changes
Post #694 • December 26, 2005, 2:07 PM • 9 Comments
AB/MB taught me an important lesson regarding Go See Art: It is important to know what you're doing, and it is equally important to know what you're not doing.
Go See Art is going to track exhibitions, where they are, when they start, and when they end. It will also allow people to write reviews of them. Right now, thanks to a couple of minor adjustments and some heavy duty site updating, it is now doing this extremely well. I mention it because a dozen shows are coming down in the next two weeks and you might want to see which ones, by hitting Current exhibitions by end date. (Obviously, if I missed something, send info to the address at the site.)
In the near future, there will also be the following options:
by most reviewed
by start date
Most recent reviews
Go See Art is not going to track opening receptions, closing receptions, middle-of-the-show receptions, screenings, performances, afterparties, book releases, special kids' days at museums, classes, press previews, VIP events, vernissages, cocktail receptions, or any other stuff. It is just going to cover the above.
Receptions were generating most of the edge cases, and the edge cases were making the site impossible to run. Also, I've become tired of the way the art world runs around the receptions. The site is called Go See Art. Not Go Schmooze Art Worlders or Go See If We Can Score Some Free Liquor. Go See Art. People who want to publicize their receptions are welcome to advertise on the site, which I can now start concentrating on, at least as soon as I get the other stuff working, which shouldn't be too tough.
I also want to mention that while the author of Artblog.net runs this, he designed the GSA format for people for whom the Artblog.net comment format doesn't work so well. People log in, and once they do, they can write one review of each show. They can edit their reviews later. There's not going to be the kind of argumentation and back-and-forth that you find here. I think people have the idea that it's the same deal. It's really not.
Thank you for your patronage.