An Interpretive Painting Guide for a “Self Portrait of A Great Curator”

开放性绘画指南 -- 如何画一幅 “一位伟大策展人的自画像”

This project is inspired by my painting practice, my curatorial practice and the ways of street artists, I believe a curator should bring art to the world instead of bringing the world to art. In order to make art more accessible, I feel the need to demystify, democratise and decentralize the idea of a curator. 

 

I created this step by step guide of interpretive painting with the values of a curator integrated into each step. My intention is by following the steps, anyone can create a visual representation of a curator using their own interpretations. As a result, the idea of a curator would take shape organically in a highly individualized fashion.

 

As Maria Lind writes “the curatorial is a viral presence that strives to create friction and push new ideas, whether from curators or artists, educators or editors”, this painting guide blurs the lines between curation and creation, and it welcomes customization and experimentation to prompt a dialogue in curatorial exploration.

 

这件作品的灵感来自我的绘画实践、策展实践和街头艺术家的创作理念,我认同策展人应该将艺术带给世界,而不是将世界带给艺术。为了让艺术更容易接近,我觉得艺术有必要去神秘化、民主化和把策展人的概念去中心化。

 

为此我写了一个开放性的绘画指南,每一步都整合了策展人的价值观。我的意图是通过这些步骤,任何人都可以用自己的解释来以绘画的形式呈现对策展人的理解。我希望通过这个形式,策展人的想法可以以高度个性化的方式有机地形成。

 

正如玛丽亚·林德 (Maria Lind) 所写,“策展无处不在,它努力制造摩擦并推动新想法,无论是来自策展人、艺术家、教育者还是编辑作家”,这部绘画指南特别强调模糊策展与创作之间的界限,它欢迎个性化和实验性,意引发策展探索中的对话。