Ralph Ellison on Symbolism via Paris Review – Document: The Symbolism Survey, Sarah Funke Butler
"My advice is always to make a lot of art; to make a lot of art, then look at what you have made and…" http://t.co/Of5hs0Yb
"My advice is always to make a lot of art; to make a lot of art, then look at what you have made and…"
My advice is always to make a lot of art; to make a lot of art, then look at what you have made and then think about what you have done. If you think first, you will never do anything or you will do something boring. Art doesn’t exist until the artist has finished making it. The differences between one’s responses as a critic, teacher, dealer and curator are as follows: As a critic I presume the art is finished and on purpose. As a teacher, I presume the art needs work. So the same work that I might like as a critic, I might find wanting as a teacher, simply because my rule for looking at student art is: if you’re not sick don’t call that doctor. As a dealer you’re looking for quality, of course, but you’re also looking for evidence of the artist’s work habits and commitment to a long-term career. As a curator you’re looking for what fits.
Thirty-five thousand MFAs a semester, 90 percent of whom never make another work of art.
With the artists, I don’t teach, I coach. I can’t tell them how to make art. I tell them to make more art. I tell them to get up early and stay up late. I tell them not to quit. I tell them if somebody else is already making their work. My job is to be current with the discourse and not be an asshole. That’s all I wanted in a professor.”
- DAVE HICKEY, Art critic, Educator, Curator.
»jon-garcia: “I saw this on Tumblr some time ago but I can’t find it. So here it is again. Those last two sentences are just… prophetic.” (via tobia)
"Daily rotation takes it’s toll, but nobody cares when you’re on a roll… and I’m tired to the soul." Found: http://t.co/aptLmV5t
The soundtrack for this morning’s work-sprint was provided by @dorianconcept http://t.co/NAgBzbur (Tomas- see discography for track names ;)
As might be said in the manor: Bloodaxe is going IN. New anthology of Black and Asian poets: Out of Bounds. http://t.co/wtZb5RPZ
Breaking Silence sold out in Waterstones, Stoke-on-Trent. No idea how many copies they had, but whoever bought it there: Thanks!
Switched off Mail.app dock unread count. No more screaming red badge breaking focus. I’ll "do email" when it’s time to do email, thanks.
"To comprehend a man’s life, it is necessary to know not merely what he does but also what he purposely…" http://t.co/hXaXc4Nx
- John Hall Gladstone
Flight: mentoring for young aspiring writers (18-24) via Spread the Word. Deadline end of January. http://t.co/KPUC8Tx4
Hello Little Printer, available 2012 (by BERG)
The Christopher Tower Poetry competition for poets aged 16-18, on the theme of Voyages, deadline March 2nd, 2012 – http://t.co/4Vr9gYRN
ArtStack – From the about page: “ArtStack lets you discover, collect and share art.” “You can’t keep a great… http://t.co/vWnAXu6C
From the about page: “ArtStack lets you discover, collect and share art.”
“You can’t keep a great piece of art to yourself. By linking you with the people and things you’re interested in, ArtStack gives you a continually updated feed of relevant and inspiring artworks and commentary. When you see something you like - on the site or anywhere on the net - you can easily add it to your Stack, your personal collection of art.”
I recently received an invite to Artstack’s closed beta. There’s a surfeit of platforms for the micro-curation/like-blogging of visual content, but what I’ve seen of Artstack so far suggests that it’s a clean, easy to use tool. Shame I’ve already got a Tumblr for this kind of thing and a neglected Pinterest account.
One day my orphaned internet properties will gang up and turn against me…