The first internet domain dedicated to the global art community, .ART is launching Monday, November 28, with more than 50 well-known museums and arts organizations on board, according to a statement from London-based .ART.
Included in the list are The Art Institute of Chicago, Centre Pompidou, Fondation Cartier, Hauser & Wirth, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, LACMA, MAXXI, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Walker Art Center, and Tate.
“Our mission is to preserve the cultural legacy of the global art world,” Ulvi Kasimov, Founder of .ART, says in a statement. “We are honoured that so many respected institutions from all over the world share our vision and conviction that .ART will transform the arts community’s relationship with the internet and help protect their brand’s heritage online.”
Those early participants will get first access to names on the new domain, according to the press release, “in advance of domains being available for purchase by the general public in summer 2017.” Registration for the “art world,” as its states in the release, however, will be ready in February 2017. For example, Hauser & Wirth will commemorate its 25th anniversary in 2017 with an interactive website detailing its history, while Centre Pompidou is creating a microsite in English for potential visitors. Other museums and institutions will be using the platform to show their collections online.
The Tate museum is, as its digital director Ros Lawler, says in a statement, “delighted to take part in the launch of this new domain, which will help promote some of the world’s greatest art collections, galleries and museums.”
The list of partipants is below:
MUSEUMS The Art Institute of Chicago Centre Pompidou Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) Los Angeles County Museum of Art M+ Museum MALBA: Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires MAXXI: Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo Multimedia Art Museum Museo Tamayo Power Station of Art Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Tate Van Abbemuseum Walker Art Center WIELS Contemporary Art Center
ART FAIRS BRAFA EXPO CHICAGO Syndicat National des Antiquaries
ARTS ORGANIZATIONS Artists Space Beirut Art Center Creative Time Delfina Foundation Gasworks Para Site Portikus RAW Material Company
BIENNIALS Istanbul Biennial
GALLERIES & DEALERS Canesso Gallery David Levy & Associates Didier Claes Galerie Meyer Oceanic & Eskimo Art Hauser & Wirth Koopman Rare Art Lawrie Shabibi Stern Pissarro Gallery Tomasso Brothers Fine Art
FOUNDATIONS Fondation Cartier Fondation Beyeler The Mucha Foundation Francis Bacon Estate Red Pencil Foundation René Magritte Foundation
SERVICE PROVIDERS e-flux exhibit-E FITZ & CO Kickstarter Tsang Seymour
ARTISTS AES+F Shen Wei Arts Steve Miller
COLLECTORS Jim Hedges
INFLUENCER Love Watts MEDIA Cahiers d’Art ikonoTV Whitewall