Art and design are longtime partners. They speak to each other and inform each other’s practice and thinking, generating new forms, concepts and movements along the way. Design Miami/ is excited to announce a new partnership with Art.sy – an intuitive online platform for discovering art – that will bring this dialogue to new plateaus. Enthusiasts can explore commercial and institutional offerings of art and design like never before, and collectors will have the opportunity to purchase work present at Design Miami/ 2012 directly from the Art.sy site.
Art.sy’s mission it to make the world’s art openly available to anyone with the ability to browse the web. Powered by the Art Genome Project, Art.sy exists at the crossroads of art expertise, open-source engineering and social networking for the purpose of drafting new connections between art, its audience and collectors. Using a multitude of art “genes” – over 1,200 descriptors of methods, mediums and movements – the Art Genome Project is able to drive Art.sy users through the world of art like never before. The partnership with Design Miami/ assigns these same principles to newly developed genes to make the design world just as accessible.
Not only will users be able to interact with the growing collection of over 25,000 art and design works, Design Miami/, along with gallerists, curators, institutions and collectors, will post original content on the Art.sy site – furthering the dialogue and making it easier to access a wide variety of material, news and thinking under one roof.
Art.sy has also developed a payment system that will be unveiled during Design Miami/ 2012, so that collectors can directly purchase works available at the fair. With 100% of Design Miami/ exhibiting galleries represented on Art.sy, collectors can now preview 400+ works by 150+ designers from this year’s fair.
Art.sy’s President and COO Sebastian Cwilich confirms, “We are honored to launch collectible design on the Art.sy platform in partnership with Design Miami/ and their exhibitors. We’re also very excited to add some great new site functionality to support this launch, including Art.sy Posts, which will bring our users the insights and voices of leaders in the design world, and e-commerce capability to allow visitors from around the world to purchase select Design Miami/ works directly on the Art.sy website.”
To join Art.sy (necessary to make inquiries and purchase works), please use this special Design Miami/ invite code to get immediate access.