File Artist Database


First they went digital, then they went live. Artists Space, a thirty year-old, non-profit art institution in downtown Manhattan, has always maintained a slide registry of work by emerging or unaffiliated artists called the Artists File. After going digital with the database, Artists Space has recently gone web. Viewing the Artists File is free and joining requires filling out one online form. Users of the File contact artists directly, cutting out the middlemen. Artists Space curators choose one File artist each month for virtual exhibitions on the Artist Space web site. -- Brooke Singer