Friday, June 18, 2010

How to write an artist's statement? (again)

Now that you know WHY you should write an artist's statement, there is still the problem of HOW to write an artist's statement. The best way to solve that problem is to just start doing it. And then, while you are writing, you will realize that you have to think everything over again.

The interesting part of writing an artist's statement, is that you will start thinking about what you are doing. You will start wondering what exactly it is that you are doing. And you will start wondering why you are doing what you are doing. And then, at some point, everything that seems important in your work, suddenly starts changing...

All the things that were always so clear, suddenly don't make sense anymore. Once you have it all written down, all those keywords together in a text document, printed out on a piece of paper, you suddenly realize, that it is something completely different that you really want with your work.

So you start writing your artist's statement again. And you realize that you should first make some new works of art, that will fit to your artist's statement, so that your artist's statement will fit to your work. And you realize that... and... until you realize, that you will never manage to put together an artist's statement...

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