What is Look Here!?
The Look Here! initiative is a pilot project initiated by the UWM Libraries that asks artists to create projects that reimagine, transform, and engage with the objects in our collections, especially our Digital Collections, in ways that were unimagined before the digital turn. During this pilot year, we are working with ten artists from RedLine Community Art Studio and Peck School of the Arts to do just that. The project will culminate in the spring and summer of 2018 with two events:
- A panel discussion between the artists and curators, where the artists will explore their process and guide the Libraries in further developing best practices for digitizing, describing, and delivering digital collections for artists and other researchers. (late Spring 2018)
- An exhibit, installed and hosted at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, will make the work the artists produce for the project available to the general public and provide an opportunity to showcase our own archival, special, and digital collections alongside the works they inspired. (June 28, exhibition opening -September 16, 2018)
Check this site for updates about the Look Here! initiative, and news about related events, interviews with the artists, and samples from the collections.