The search for the next great artist is part ''Project Runway'' and all fun

By Jennifer Armstrong
Updated June 11, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

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What it’s about: The art world gets the Project Runway treatment as 14 creative types compete for a Brooklyn Museum solo show and a $100,000 prize.

What to expect: ”Some people may feel like they don’t know about art,” host China Chow says. ”But this will educate viewers in an accessible way.” And with a snotty performance artist, a tough-guy amateur, a hippie of a certain age, a wunderkind with OCD, and a painter with a propensity for nudes in the mix, you don’t need an advanced art degree to appreciate the drama that ensues. ”Artists are kooky people,” Chow says. ”That really comes across in this show.” (See review on page 85.)

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