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ARTISTS AS CURATORS AS ARTISTS

ARTISTS AS CURATORS AS ARTISTS

ARTISTS AS CURATORS AS ARTISTS


 ARTISTS AS CURATORS AS  ARTISTS : A UNIQUE WAY TO KNOW & CARE: Linda Mary Montano

 Artists as Curators as Artists addresses the way in which artists have always subverted the gallery/museum system in order to promote the work of artists who were their colleagues, friends, and collaborators. Curator/Artists have eschewed traditional fine arts venues in order to focus on the message of the art work.  Performance and conceptual art both resist capitalist appropriation/re-dissemination. Performance has always been and continues to be curated primarily by performance artists rather than gallerists or curators. Artists as Curators as Artists: A Unique Way to Know and Care serves as an excellent scaffolding for a day of panels, workshops and a lively art-life time. 
Jennie Klein, Ph.D.
Ohio University


 

What a privilege it is to be asked by an ARTIST/CURATOR to present work at  their venue. They know the “way” because they themselves have been there and done that as artists themselves. As a result, their response to the artists they invite to present performances/art at their site is extraordinarily thoughtful, professional and memorably kind.

I am visioning a public meeting/gathering/panel/dialogue with these rare folks who can do both: present their own work and present others.

SOME QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER:

How does your role as artist influence your role as curator?

How do other artists relate to you because you hold a dual role?

What came first? Artist or curator?

Why did you choose both paths? Is this the ultimate art-life template?

I have experienced incredible care and respect from artist-curators and wonder is this because you are both artists  & curators and know how it feels out there to be treated with dignity?

This is just a taste of some ways to think about this. There are countless other questions to ponder.

This would be a wonderful panel for  Bard  College with workshops, dialogue and learning.  Included is the beginning cc’ed list. I’m sure the ” way”  will grow with time.  Im thinking also of a grand grant  so everyone is rewarded financially.

Let’s dream about it and seed the aire.

In art/life,

Linda Mary Montano

cc:
MARTHA WILSON: FRANKLIN FURNACE
LINDA WEINTRAUB
JILL McDERMID  & HOKE: GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE/ ROSEKILL/ THE KINGSTON ART/LIFE INSTITUTE
BRIAN PATTERSON & ALASTAIR MacLENNAN & SIOBHAN MULLEN: BBEYOND, BELFAST