We threw out some congrats to Second Story yesterday for their nomination at the SXSW Interactive Awards. We thought we'd bring the project to our pages here to give it a little bit of additional limelight.
The Art of Abstraction website was created for MOMA as an online exhibit celebrating the abstract art movement that took place from 1910-1925. The site explores the movement and the connections between the major artists of that period. The site itself is sleek, minimal and beautiful to look at. We were really into the spider map visuals representing the connections between the artists as well as the strong structural nature of the site.
Here's a bit about what Second Story had to say about the project:
“Between 1910 and 1925, a community of artists emerged, brought together by a desire to “lay bare the abstract,” as Vasily Kandinsky wrote. For Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925, the Museum of Modern Art, in collaboration with Columbia Business School, mapped the interpersonal links between ninety-two early abstract artists. This website extends the museum experience, presenting a dynamic, 3D diagram of the connections between the artists. As visitors interact with the diagram, they can explore detailed networks, view artist portfolios, and draw their own conclusions about influence, impact, and invention.”