Fine art as a reality competition show? Of course

The reality competition show formula continues to march towards its singularity, now with a fine art re-skin. The Smithsonian (shame on you) has partnered with MTV (natch) to auto-generate The Exhibit, the latest such horse race for creatives. Seven artists compete for a show at the Hirshhorn and $100,000 cash money. And your time starts….. NOW!

The Exhibit premiers on The Smithsonian Channel on March 3rd.