Press release:
SAATCHI ONLINE LAUNCHES WORLD’S LARGEST ONLINE EXHIBITION
CREATED BY TOP CURATORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
100 CURATORS 100 DAYS - DEBUTS JULY 18, 2012


1,000 Emerging Artists Will Be Selected For Special Online Exhibit


Los Angeles (July 18, 2012) – Saatchi Online, a global platform for emerging artists, announces today the launch of 100 CURATORS 100 DAYS, a major initiative that recognizes 1,000 artists for their outstanding work. Beginning Wednesday, July 18, every day for 100 days Saatchi Online will reveal one curator’s selection of ten artists to be included in the largest exhibit of its kind. The curators have made their selections from over 60,000 artists that are currently exhibited on Saatchi Online. The entire list of curators for 100 CURATORS 100 DAYS can be viewed July 18 at www.saatchionline.com/100curators.

The 100 curators selected for the Saatchi Online project by Rebecca Wilson, Director of the Saatchi Gallery, London and Board Member of Saatchi Online, represent the world’s most prestigious museums and galleries. They include:


Adam Budak, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
Peter MacGill, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York City
Lara Boubnova, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia
Britt Salvesen, Head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, LACMA, Los Angeles
Alfredo Cramerotti, co-curator, Manifesta 8 European Biennial of contemporary art, 2010-11
Carson Chan and Nadim Samman, co-curators of the Marrakech Biennale, 2012
Cecilia Alemani, Donald R Mullen, Jr. Curator and Director of High Line Art, New York
David Elliott, Artistic Director of the first Kyiv Biennial of Art, 2012
Eric Shiner, Director and Milton Fine curator of art at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Tobia Bezzola, Kunsthaus Zurich
Khaled Ramadan, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Marcella Beccaria, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin
Daria de Beauvais, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Alessandro Vincentelli, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
Hendrik Folkerts, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
John Zarobell, MoMA, San Francisco
Tricia Van Eck, MCA, Chicago
Catherine Hug, Kunsthalle Vienna


The stamp of approval from these curators provides a tremendous benefit to both artists and collectors. Artists who are selected will enjoy greater visibility and recognition, while first-time buyers as well as seasoned collectors will gain confidence in buying art online, by having experienced curators handpick and validate great emerging talent.

This is the inaugural exhibit under the helm of Saatchi Online’s new CEO, Margo Spiritus. “Our mission at Saatchi Online is to provide all artists with the tools, opportunity and support to have sustainable careers and to make a living selling their art. By providing a global platform visited by art lovers from over 190 countries each month, we are able to connect consumers and curators alike who would otherwise never have the opportunity to discover their work,” says Spiritus.

Saatchi Online was started by the Saatchi Gallery in London in 2006 in order to help artists without gallery representation to find an audience for their work. It is estimated that over 1 million artists across the globe aren’t represented by galleries. Saatchi Online provides these talented artists with a platform to showcase and sell their work in an environment with an excellent reputation for introducing outstanding artists.

For more information about Saatchi Online visit saatchionline.com and facebook.com/saatchionline.

Media contact:
Nicole Garton
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SAATCHI ONLINE LAUNCHES WORLD’S LARGEST ONLINE EXHIBITION
CREATED BY TOP CURATORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
100 CURATORS 100 DAYS
- DEBUTS JULY 18, 2012
100 Curators Collection

Chief curator
Wexner Center

Christopher Bedford


Christopher Bedford is the Wexner Center's Chief Curator. Since arriving at the Center in Columbus, Ohio, Bedford has organized numerous exhibitions, among them 'Hard Targets' (a multimedia show exploring sports and masculinity) and 'Mark Bradford', the first museum survey of the artist's work, which appeared at the ICA Boston, MCA Chicago, Dallas Museum of Art and SFMoMA. Other significant projects include 'Elliott Hundley: The Bacchae', 'Human Behavior: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg' and 'Pipilotti Rist: The Tender Room', a newly commissioned site-specific installation. He has also organized solo presentations of work by Tobias Putrih, Katy Moran and Paula Hayes, and is developing a survey of Paul Sietsema's work scheduled to debut at the Wexner Center in 2013, as well as a substantial exhibition of new work by the German painter Thomas Scheibitz. Together with Katy Siegel, Hunter College, CUNY, he is organizing an ambitious survey of post-war painting entitled, 'Facture and Fidelity: Painting Between Abstraction and Figuration, 1945-2010', also for 2013. For the two years prior to joining the Center, Bedford was with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) as assistant curator in the Department of Contemporary Art. He has published essays, book reviews, editorials and exhibition reviews in a variety of publications, including The Burlington Magazine, Artforum, Art in America, Tema Celeste, Frieze, The Art Book, October and more, as well as numerous essays in anthologies and exhibition catalogues. He is currently working on edited volume of Chris Burden's writing for MIT Press and is a contributing editor to the Los Angeles-based contemporary art journal X-TRA. A citizen of the UK, Bedford holds a BA in art history from Oberlin College and an MA in art history from Case Western Reserve University, and is at work on his PhD in art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.
Imperfect Cast, chosen by C. Bedford
Mark III Angel Glider, chosen by David Elliott
Artistic director
Kyiv Biennial of Art







David Elliott is a curator and writer working on a number of travelling exhibitions of contemporary art and contributing to many art magazines, books and catalogues. He is currently the Artistic Director of the first Kyiv Biennial of Art in 2012 and artistic advisor for a new contemporary arts hub and Kunsthalle in the former colonial prison and police station in the centre of Hong Kong for which Herzog & de Meuron are the managing architects.
From 1976 to 1996 he was Director of the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford, England, Director of Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden (1996-2001), founding Director of the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo (2001-2006), the first Director of the Istanbul Modern (2007), Artistic Director of the Biennale of Sydney (2008–2010), Rudolf Arnheim Guest Professor in Art History at the Humboldt University, Berlin (2008) and Visiting Professor in Museum Studies at the Chinese University in Hong Kong (2008-11). From 1998 until 2004 he was President of CIMAM (the International Committee of ICOM for Museums of Modern Art). He is Hon President of the Board of Triangle Art Network/Gasworks in London and on the Asia Advisory Board of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. His exhibition ‘Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in contemporary Japanese art’ opened at the Japan Society in New York in March 2011, with a related publication by Yale University Press, and ‘Between Heaven and Earth: Contemporary Art from the Centre of Asia’ was at Calvert 22 in London in September 2011. He has recently published essays on Ai Weiwei, Nandipha Mntambo, Fiona Pardington, Song Dong, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu and Xu Bing.