the Exhibition and Life (reconsidered) / day 17

art, curating, recent work, time-out

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“This is not a gallery”.
Visitors who usually don’t go to art spaces seem to welcome the idea of a display that potentially changes with each new guest. Visiting artist colleagues and art students embrace the concept, too. Oddly enough, those who “know” art – the connoisseurs – generally have been the least interested, sometimes openly dismissive. I try to address the issue by a hand-written note at the entrance. At last, I’m also giving credit to all those who contribute by their additions and interventions.

Today’s visitors are of the open-minded kind; an international artist / curator gives encouraging feedback. A couple living nearby peep in, stay a while, and compliment my work in the most wonderful way – dubbing it “kind of industrial”. I’m delighted.

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