Majority Rules! is a two-part exhibition at Free Gallery that offers an
innovative curatorial strategy: the audience decides what gets shown in the
The first exhibition features a slide show of over 350 artworks by
artists from 26 countries, gathered through an open call for submissions.
After viewing the slides, gallery visitors are invited to vote by secret
ballot for their top five works.
The slide show will also be available online so viewers can cast their
votes via email.
Once all of the votes are tallied, the most popular works
will be exhibited at a second exhibition at Free Gallery in October 2002.
Instead of the outcome of one curator's voice, this exhibition will be the
product of an entire global audience's collective opinion.
Works can be seen from twenty-six countries, including from all over Europe
and North America plus Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, India, Israel and
South Africa. Within the United States alone, thirty-two states are
represented, from New York to California and Nebraska to Hawaii.
Don't forget to VOTE online at
***Lobbying is allowed.***
***Ballot stuffing is not.***
Exhibitions at the Free Gallery are curated on a rotating basis by a groupof
curators who are given creative freedom and who encourage feedback about
their respective projects. Majority Rules! was devised by Tara McDowell and
Letha Wilson, a collaborative team that takes an experimental approach to
new methods of curating. Their most recent project, (Your Show Here), was on
view at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) this past spring and their previous project, Curatorial Proposal, was shown at Artists Space in
New York City in 2000.
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