Artists, you don't have to be an activist, you just have to be yourself. For those of you who want to take a stand politically, environmentally, socially, or in any way to make your world kinder, educated, and more tolerant, here is a list of amazing projects and resources to take part in or inspire you. Comment with more stuff. Link in profile.
KA's Andrea Wenglowskyj recently spoke at CreativeMornings/Buffalo ( @CMbuf) on the topic #CMSerendipity. She shared her story of a year-long trip to Ukraine and the discomforts and discoveries about the place where her parents were born. Through photography, she comes to better understand the differences between homeland and diaspora. During her trip she sought the home where her mom was born in a small Ukrainian village, and this proved that setting specific goals helps serendipitous moments cross her path.
Stunning Joe Bradley painting called Muggles #2 from 2013 @albrightknox .
Simple exercises can invigorate your practice, get you feeling excited again. Would you walk up to a stranger and take his or her photo? What would happen? Have fun today!
Taken from The Photographers Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas.
Our very own Sara Jones has been on an amazing adventure these past few weeks in Europe. She has been recreating an itinerary that her ancestors took through Europe in 1844, using their journals and letters as a guide and structure for my exploration. Follow along via #1844vs2017 or follow her @sarajones00 💪🚗👌
Loved seeing this Bruce Nauman video installaion, "Green Horses" from 1988 @albrightknox. ⠀
From the wall text which really spoke to us: "Bruce Nauman finds inspiration in the activities, speech, and materials of everyday life. He has commented that, when confronted with the question of what to do in his studio soon after graduating from college in the mid-1960s, he had a simple but profound realization: 'If I was an artist and I was in the studio, then whatever I was doing in the studio must be art.'" Photo courtesy of the Albright Knox. #brucenauman #studioart #artist
As artists we can experience disappointing news and frustration. But it doesn't have to stop things in their tracks. Can the challenges push you further? "Waterworks" by Mona Hatoum was rejected by the ICA in 1981. This letter was posted in her studio space. "The history of this piece of work has become an interesting part of the work itself...". #artists #rejection #challenges #monahatoum
The editorial calendar is your vehicle for staying organized, maximizing your time and maintaining a clear communication plan. We wrote all about it on our blog.⠀
As an artist you are a small business owner. You are responsible for making the work, the business side and the marketing side. We understand that it is really overwhelming. But it doesn't have to be.⠀
Our philosophy: once you develop your unique story verbally and in writing, create beautiful documentation of your work, the rest of the marketing stuff falls into place with good design and a clear plan, and some minimal maintenance along the way. Check out the full post! Link in profile.
Everyone starts somewhere. A project, a career, a story. There is a moment that is exciting and relevant to a start. It might seem really simple to you. It's important to remember this as you write about your work as an artist. These questions are taken from Hans Ulrich Obrist's "A Brief History of Curating."
#artists #artiststatement #artswriting #hansulrichobrist