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Visualizing Art Networks - VENUE venues

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Find on our Overview page details on how to best navigate and use all features of the interactive ‘Visualizing Art Networks’ browser windows.

Visualizing Art Networks – VENUE-venues Example

This VENUE-venues example for ‘Visualizing Art Networks’ is about Gallery Maureen Paley, London, and the exhibition places where the same artists were shown. All artists, the exhibitions and exhibition places for this insight can be found on Gallery Maureen Paley’s artist-info page.
This VENUE-venues point of view is complemented by our VENUE-artists point of view, showing all artists who were exhibited and how they are connected in clusters among each other through their artwork.
Below artist-info ‘Visualizing Art Networks’ shows how exhibition places are building network clusters.
They are summarized at the bottom of the page with Benefits.

How to read the visualized networks

CENTER – In this example the center of the visualized networks is Gallery Maureen Paley and all queries of artist-info database for the visualized networks are related to this gallery.
For Gallery Maureen Paley artist-info knows of 732 exhibition places, like galleries, museums, non-profit places, and collector venues which did exhibit the same artist’s as Gallery Maureen Paley.
BEFORE / after – The artist’s biographies of an exhibition place give you hopefully a list of these exhibition places, may be the curators, most certainly not the other artists participating at group-exhibitions.
before / AFTER – All 732 exhibition places are listed in the right side pane by clicking on ‘Gallery Maureen Paley’ in the network heap of the starting image. The different colors help to identify groups of exhibition places which are connected through artists the artist-info database knows. The cluster’s different colors are related to the number of connecting edges.
Other than a venue’s ordinary exhibition history the artist’s and the venue’s cross-linked exhibition histories in,, including curators, gives you the possibility to look up each exhibition with the participating artists and the exhibition venues with their exhibition history, and curators.
The search option on the left helps to find a specific artist among all 88 artists. The search result is listed in the right side pane. Details on how to use the right side pane can be found on our Overview page.
CLUSTERS / SUB-CLUSTERS – Zooming in and selecting with your mouse an artist unfolds the important capacity and value of artist-info ‘Visualizing Art Networks’.
You will find different groups of artists building clusters with the CENTER, Gallery Maureen Paley. The clusters are showing not only the relation between Gallery Maureen Paley and each of the cluster’s artists but as well how the members of the cluster are connected among each other, one more, some less, showing their dominance (shade of color) through the known details like the number of times showing together and the number of etches with other network members.
The list of the cluster’s exhibition places in the right side pane helps to further select sub clusters, identifying (e.g. mouse over), further filtering, and selecting, exploring, discovering, evaluating artists in the network. More on our Overview page.
PROPAGATION – How to find options for new connections?
The big heap of the starting image is surrounded by single dots at the end of a line / edge. These single dots represent artists who are most likely important new associations for the CENTER exhibition place as a result of the artist-info algorithm. They have the highest number of exhibitions with the related network cluster member but not directly with the CENTER exhibition place, Gallery Maureen Paley.
To go back to the starting image click on ‘Maureen Paley’ and then on ‘Back’ at top of the right side pane.

It is the first time these amazing relations can be shown and no list or table could give you this overview and insight.

Maureen Paley - Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
Maureen Paley, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and all other related exhibition places.
All solo- and group-exhibitions, with shown artists and participating curators, of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in artist-info database on the museum’s artist-info page.

Maureen Paley - documenta
Maureen Paley and documenta X, selected from the search result for ‘doumenta’ in the left side pane with documenta I – XIV. All the documenta shows appear in the search result because Maureen Paley Gallery was showing artists who participated in them.
All artists shown on documenta X on the show’s artist-info page.


This VENUE-venues insight can be created for each of the 11.255+ exhibition places in 1.342+ cities in 155 countries in artist-info database.
list VENUE CONNECTIONS – The profile of an exhibition place, whether it is a commercial gallery, a museum, a non-profit place, or a collector venue, is very much related to its connections to other venues. Most common reason is the exhibited artists. To show these connections in an overview with a network graph is a new way to explore and develop these valuable connections.
Other than a list of exhibition places ‘Visualizing Art Networks’ reveals how all exhibition places are connected among each other through the shown artists and how the clusters contribute to the mission the exhibition place is focusing on.
list SUPPORT – The visualized networks can help to develop valuable connections now visible through the network graph.
list GET INSPIRED – Showing the other venues in the neighborhood and the way they are connected to the CENTER is an important source for possible new exhibitions.
Second important information for new associations are the venues selected by artist-info’s propagation algorithm and displayed as single points around the basic network image.
list NEW ASSOCIATIONS – The big heap of the starting image is surrounded by single dots at the end of a line / edge. These single dots represent exhibition places who are most likely important new associations for the CENTER venue. They have the most exhibitions with a network cluster member but are not yet directly connected with the CENTER venue.
To go back to the starting image click on ‘Gallery Maureen Paley’ and then on ‘Back’ at top of the right side pane.


More details and how to use or customize Visualizing Art Networks for your project can be found on artist-info Help page / VISUALIZATION.

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