Curator's pic! from my artworks.
This week I stopped by one of the local galleries, GalleryNorth, for a meeting with the curator. This meeting is to prepare for an exhibition called Winner's Circle to be held in June.
I love this kind of meeting with experts like this. If artist draw a picture alone, there is a high risk of being trapped in it and not having a different perspective. To escape this danger, I attended an outdoor art show last year. I was able to hear the expressions and reactions of passengers and the opinions of people who purchase the paintings. In it, I was able to learn firsthand what the art market and art lovers prefer, and what we and artists need right now. It was truly a lively scene.
Likewise, meetings with experts are a really good and rare opportunity for me to think for myself about the paintings they have chosen from their perspective.
Below are the paintings selected by the professional curator of Gallery North.
Harald Szeemann (1933-2005), a world-renowned curator from Switzerland, says that curators should have their own way of evolution.
An American curator introduces three criteria for selecting an artist. First is personality. Through continuous meetings with the writer, he observes the attitude of life, such as drugs, and grasps his personality. Second, we look at whether the artist's inspiration is reflected in the items of the work, and whether the spirit of the times, originality, and artistry are expressed. This becomes the principle of creation. Finally, maturity. It is to see the future, whether they grow every time they meet, or whether they can expect a better work than now.
Due to the curator's work, artists have the opportunity to discover their originality and upgrade themselves. And you get a passage to come out into the world without being locked in your studio. This shows how important the role of a curator is to a painter and to the local art industry and artistic education.
As an artist, I planned to be more active in community art activities this year. And little by little, I am running toward that goal. And I plan to post the people I met, the good relationships I got, the opportunities, and the changing perspectives here, like a diary.
Myungja Anna Koh