Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The work of an artist, when (s)he is thinking in a curatorial sense as well, I think would be very complicated. The artist must plan ahead to where (s)he will place his/her items in a museum or exhibition. There are many different ways in which a curator or artist can categorize his artwork, time period, color, theme, objects, etc. I find that color could have a huge impact on where the curator places the piece of art. The curator could want two non-complimentary pieces to sit next to each other in order to give a certain feeling or emotion. On the other hand, the curator could want to viewer to feel comfortable with the images instead of startling him/her or could want it to be very pleasing to the eye when viewing the images/sculptures/etc. I looked up Fred Wilson and I did not find out very much about him curating museums. The only thing that pbs says is that he “mined in museums.” I am not really sure what that is. The artist also has a different eye when looking at his or her own work. The artist is giving it a critical eye but not the same as a curator or viewer would. I think this has a huge impact on where to place images as well. The curator is required to critique the image, as we do in class, based upon different elements and then is required to place the images accordingly. I do not know what else to write about for two more pages, sorry, but here you go :)

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