Pro Photo Daily - Around the Net | Dept of Ideas: Reimagining the Boring Artist Statement
By: David Schonauer
Publish Date: March 9, 2018, 6:39 a.m.
“There’s no denying the sorry state of the statement, and we all know it. The ubiquitous request “Please include an artist statement …” inspires cringes and groans among artists. An artist friend of mine called artist statements “the dentistry of the art world.” So notes Jennifer Liese, director of the Center for Arts & Language at Rhode Island School of Design and editor of Social Medium: Artists Writing, 2000-2015, in an essay excerpted at PDN. Liese has ideas about creating artist statements that aren’t one-size-fits-all.