The art world: here, there and anywhere- thanks to exhibit-e
exhibit-E BELIEVES IN GREAT DESIGN THAT HAS LASTING VALUE AND HAS ESTABLISHED, IN ITS 25 YEAR HISTORY, A UNIQUE EXPERTISE AND AESTHETICS WHICH SERVE THE ART WORLD WELL. THEIR ABILITY TO ADAPT EACH CLIENT’S SPECIFIC NEEDS INTO AN INTELLIGENT DESIGN REFLECTS exhibit-E’S PRIMARY GOAL: TO INTEGRATE TWO GREAT IMPULSES; THE IMPULSE TO MAKE THINGS WORK AND THE IMPULSE TO MAKE THEM BEAUTIFUL. http://www.exhibit-e.com/
exhibit-E BELIEVES A GALLERY’S WEBSITE SHOULD PROVIDE A HOST OF CAPABILITIES AND CONTENT DESIGNED TO STRENGTHEN THE BOND BETWEEN THE ART-LOVING PUBLIC AND THE GALLERY, ADVISORY SERVICE, COLLECTOR OR ART INSTITUTION UTILIZING SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVITIES TO CREATE BIGGER NETWORKS AND CHANNEL ITS INFLUENCE TO A BROADER AUDIENCE.
GAGOSIAN GALLERY, WITH TWELVE INTERNATIONAL VENUES BOTH COAST TO COAST AND ACROSS THE WORLD: HONG KONG, LONDON, PARIS, GENEVA, ATHENS AND ROME, IS UNIQUE AMONG ITS PEERS IN TERMS OF SCALE, HISTORY AND COMPLEXITY. TRANSLATING THIS ONLINE AND PRESENTING THE TRUE DEPTHS OF ITS CONTENT AND ARCHIVES WITH DIRECTNESS, SIMPLICITY, AND STREAM-LINED NAVIGATION IS AN ART FORM IN ITSELF – ONE THAT exhibit-E CAPABLY AND BRILLIANTLY DEMONSTRATES.
BROWSING GAGOSIAN.COM http://www.gagosian.com/ PROVIDES AN UP-CLOSE LOOK AT HOW GALLERY WEBSITES CAN BE DESIGNED WITH AN EYE TOWARDS THE FUTURE. IN OUR LAST CONVERSATION IN THIS SERIES WITH exhibit-E’S DAN MILLER AND BILLY MAKER, THE LRFA BLOG PROVIDES AN EXCERPT FROM THE GAGOSIAN CASE STUDY AND AN INSIGHT INTO BRANDING AND MARKETING AN ENORMOUS ART WORLD GLOBAL PRESENCE.
GAGOSIAN CASE STUDY
Upon first approaching gagosian.com, the site wastes little time getting to the most relevant information. Right there on the front page are the current exhibitions taking place at the different Gagosian locations, with an image from the exhibition, the gallery location, the artist’s name, exhibition dates, and a link to “View Exhibition.” One is immediately taken with the uniformity and restraint of the site. There are no visible bells and whistles.
For the user, browsing the Gagosian Gallery site is an engrossing experience; an art lover can easily spend hours digging through the amount of content contained within. And getting to the content is not a formidable challenge: it’s built to let the user navigate, and there are multiple “connections” throughout the site, i.e., there are no dead-ends where the user is left with nowhere else to go. It’s quick and easy to jump from artist to exhibitions to related multimedia.
There are still plenty of opportunities for what galleries can do with their most valuable resource—their content, namely the art and the artists who make it—and the design of gagosian.com is positioned to evolve as the art world further embraces the Internet as a means of doing business.
GAGOSIAN.COM DOCUMENTS exhibit-E’S ABILITY TO RESPOND TO EVERY WEB DEMAND AND THE NEW galleryManager APP IS THE LATEST EXAMPLE OF THEIR CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO REDUCE THE HEADACHES AND FRUSTRATIONS THAT MANY CLIENTS EXPERIENCED WITH THE GALLERY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE EXISTING AT THAT TIME. galleryManager ENABLES EASY TRACKING OF EVERYTHING FROM CONTACTS AND TRANSACTIONS TO ARTWORK, INVOICES AND PURCHASE ORDERS; CHECKING THE PROVENANCE OF AN ARTWORK AND INSTANTLY UPDATING APPRAISALS AND CATALOGUING – FROM ANYWHERE ONLINE, AND NOW AS AN APP.
NEW FEATURES OF THE galleryManager INCLUDE:
Email Artworks, Document Section for Artists, Search by Acquisition, Search by Condition, Acquisiton Notes Field, Add tags when entering Artworks and Custom Invoice Numbers, Additional Fees Section, Searching by Acquisition Status and Static Set Keyword Filters. The new iPad app gives you the ability to sync your Static Sets and selections of artworks with details to your iPad and chose what additional images display on the iPad app.
AND HERE’S HOW…
DOWNLOAD THE iPAD APP
AND TAKE A LOOK AT HOW EASY IT IS TO NAVIGATE!
THANK YOU, ONCE AGAIN, exhibit-E!
LUHRING AUGUSTINE GALLERY, LOCATED IN CHELSEA PRIMARILY WITH A DAZZLING DUPLEX EXHIBITION SPACE IN BROOKLYN’S BUSHWICK SECTION WAS FOUNDED IN 1985. ITS PRINCIPAL FOCUS IS THE REPRESENTATION OF AN INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS WHOSE DIVERSE PRACTICES INCLUDE PAINTING, SCULPTURE, DRAWING, VIDEO, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND PERFORMANCE– ALL OF THE HIGHEST INTEREST AND QUALITY. IN OUR NEXT LRFA BLOG, I HAVE THE PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE THEIR DIRECTOR, LAUREN WITTELS, FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE, TO SHARE HER OWN PROFESSIONAL HISTORY AS WELL AS THAT OF THIS OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY GALLERY.
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