One Art World Subsumes Chelsea Art Galleries

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Chelseaartgalleries.com, one of the most popular art portals in the world, announced today that it is extending its reach globally with oneartworld.com. "I think it will change the way collectors, curators and artists understand the art world" says James Cohan of James Cohan Gallery in New York.

It is clear that one key to our success in New York, where we now are the leading art site with more than 100,000 monthly visitors, has been an exceptionally good relationship with the local art community. We look forward to develop similar relationships with art communities worldwide.

Chelseaartgalleries.com, one of the most popular art portals in the world, announced today that it is extending its reach globally. The new destination site, oneartworld.com, will subsume and extend all of chelseaartgalleries.com's functionality, while providing a location agnostic view of the art world.

"After fine tuning our site in New York for more than three years, we are now confident that our ideas can be successfully replicated worldwide", says Jonas Almgren, founder of chelseaartgalleries.com and oneartworld.com.

He continues "The art world is international, and much of what we do in terms of galleries, artists, auctions, art fairs, and biennials, already go beyond Chelsea and New York. It is a natural next step for us to expand globally."

THE POWER OF ONE ART WORLD

"The key to the art world is access to information and chelseaartgalleries.com completely revolutionized how people found out about exhibitions in New York. The new site is even more powerful, and with its global reach, I think it will change the way collectors, curators and artists understand the art world."
James Cohan, James Cohan Gallery, New York

"The entire industry is undergoing growing pains as both the commercial and noncommercial aspects of the art world become increasingly more global. Just as the pace of the quickening changes threatened to overwhelm anyone's ability to keep up with it all, along comes oneartworld.com, with its incredibly user-friendly presentation of the vast number of people, places, and facts that we're all trying to stay on top of. A fantastic resource delivered none too soon."
Edward Winkleman, Winkleman Gallery, New York

"The usefulness of an art information site comes from how the information is processed, inter-linked, and presented for efficient browsing and planning." Mr. Almgren explains.

1. CONSOLIDATION
On oneartword.com many pages consolidate information from multiple sources. For example, a user can go to an artist's page and see a list of galleries that represent that artist, a list of solo and group exhibitions, current, past and upcoming, as well as auction results and other information pertinent to the artist, all together in one place.

2. BROWSING
On oneartword.com the information is fully inter-linked and browsable, so that a user can with one click drill down to all the related data (such as the exhibitions by the artist, the press releases and images, the galleries representing the artist, the auctions, and so forth). Once the user has drilled down, it is possible to click through to other artists in a group show, to other exhibitions at the gallery, to other artists in an auction, and so forth.

3. PLANNING
When it comes to planning, nothing is more important than a calendar. That's why oneartworld.com takes all exhibitions, receptions and events and present them in an art events calendar, so that the users can instantly find what is going in their geographic area. But to see everything that is going on can be overwhelming, so oneartworld.com provides users with specialized views of shows about to close, shows that just opened, recommended shows, tonight's receptions, and so forth.

4. PERSONALIZATION
To make the user experience rewarding oneartworld.com takes into account geographic and personal differences. Users can customize the experience by setting preferences that are remembered when the user returns to the site.

Additionally the user can, with a single click, add venues and shows of interest to a personal tour that can be viewed on a map, printed, and emailed.

5. EXCITEMENT
What makes the art world truly exciting is the constant change, the dynamic interactions between artists, galleries, museums, curators and collectors. By exposing visitors to new ideas, new artists and new galleries, oneartworld.com promises to surprise and cross-fertilize. This makes it more stimulating for people in the art community to visit the site, and extends the reach of galleries to new collectors, curators, and artists. By featuring artwork from shows and inventories prominently throughout the site, oneartworld.com is not only a convenient information resource, but also a catalyst in the art community.

6. SYNERGY WITH ART VENUE SITES
The kind of planning, research, and cross-fertilization described above is not feasible by visiting the individual websites of the art venues. However, oneartworld.com incorporates the websites of the venues in its browsable web of information, and therefore combines the power of consolidation with the capability to drill down to the detailed reference information maintained by the venues.

THE SERVICES OF ONE ART WORLD

It is free to list an art venue in the One Art World directory. The fee for listing monthly shows and events, including unlimited updates, starts at a flat $300/year. To promote inventory for sale starts at $300/year for ten artworks that can be changed an unlimited number of times. For more information, follow the links below:

THE LAUNCH OF ONE ART WORLD

Over the next 6 months, oneartworld.com intends to roll out exhibition coverage in all major art cities, and will commence publishing recommendations by local art experts internationally, just as they currently do in New York.

"We've always worked closely with local galleries and are very proud that we can count as customer established galleries such as Gagosian, PaceWildenstein, David Zwirner, Cheim & Read, and Marlborough, younger galleries such Casey Kaplan, Sue Scott, Tyler Rollins, and Greene Contemporary, and art foundations such as The FLAG Art Foundation, CUE Art Foundation, and Collezione Maramotti. We're also very pleased that such art world luminaries as Katelijne De Backer, John Cheim, Judith Richards, and Rob Wynne have contributed to our weekly recommendations." Mr. Almgren asserts.

He concludes "It is clear that one key to our success in New York, where we now are the leading art site with more than 100,000 monthly visitors, has been an exceptionally good relationship with the local art community. We look forward to develop similar relationships with art communities worldwide."

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