The not-for-profit project www.musealia.org//en/index.html invites artists all over the world to document what they consider to be the most important piece they created last year. We think it is a useful project both for artists reflecting their work and for art history.
Musealia (www.musealia.org) is a democratic longterm art archive and research project. Each year artists from all the world will upload their most important work of the previous year as digital file to Musealia.
Musealia gathers just one work of an artist a year. But these works are “the artist’s choice” and thus relevant and interesting from an art historical point of view.
Today, museums or scholar institutions cannot answer the question how significant a particular work of art was to the artist. Musealia provides an answer to this question.
Participation is free. The right of the submitted work remains with the artist. Musealia’s copyright is limited to presentations or publications related to the project.
Musealia is not a internet gallery. Printouts of the submitted works will be handed over to national art archives in order to enable further research on the artists and the Musealia project.
Musealia had been presented so far in London (Tate Exchange, Tate Modern), Venice, Stockholm, Lugano, Berlin, Torino.