What Does Success in the Arts Look Like - Interview XI with Teresa Diehl

What Does Success in the Arts Look Like - Interview XI with Teresa Diehl

We are told the myth that working harder will be rewarded one day with success. The problem is that sacrification does not necessarily lead to the expected outcome and leaves us drained instead. We need to find a more sustainable approach if we talk about work, in particular if we're talking about creative work. In several interviews I ask curators, academics, artists and other friends and colleagues from the creative field on their thoughts on what success in the arts looks like for them. It is part of my long-term project "Art as Labor" that tries to approach labor issues in the arts and provide more personal conversations. It is about finding a sustainable way to work in the arts and to understand that creative work is a long-term commitment.

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On Museum Neutrality: My Very Personal Take as a Curator

On Museum Neutrality: My Very Personal Take as a Curator

People often ask what I mean if I say that the private is political. It means for me that we develop beliefs and thought patterns based on our private experiences, it means that we will engage more passionately with experiences that we share and it also means that we need more radical empathy in a time that can feel like we are so different. So here I am taking a bold step and walking the talk...

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Museums Are Not Neutral

Museums Are Not Neutral

The online dictionary Merriam-Webster defines neutrality as "the quality or state of not supporting either side in an argument, fight, war, etc. : the quality or state of being neutral". The question is whether institutions who deal with primary sources, historical and contemporary narratives and a culture that decides which discourses get public attention should engage in neutrality? My opinion is that Museums are not neutral.

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What Does Success in the Arts Look Like? - Interview X with Anastasia Karpova Tinari

What Does Success in the Arts Look Like? - Interview X with Anastasia Karpova Tinari

A few months ago I started with the interview series on what success looks like to arts professionals and people working in the creative industry. It is an attempt to redefine what success is and find personal attempts to define a sustainable definition of creative work. 

Anastasia Karpova Tinari is the Director of Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL. She recently started her own project space, Anastasia Tinari Projects to exhibit more emerging contemporary artists. 

 

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What Does Success in the Arts Look Like? - Interview IX with Jessica Kallage-Goetze

What Does Success in the Arts Look Like? - Interview IX with Jessica Kallage-Goetze

In several interviews I ask curators, academics, artists and other friends and colleagues from the creative field what their thoughts are on what success in the arts looks like for them. It is part of my long-term project "Art as Labor" that tries to approach labor issues in the arts and provide more personal conversations. It is not about working harder and to buy into the narrative that sacrification will eventually lead to success but about finding a sustainable way to work in the arts and to understand that creative work is a long-term commitment.

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What Does Success as a Museum Freelancer Look Like? - Interview VIII with Christina Lister

What Does Success as a Museum Freelancer Look Like? - Interview VIII with Christina Lister

We are told the myth that working harder will be rewarded one day with success. The problem is that sacrification does not necessarily lead to the expected outcome and leaves us drained instead. We need to find a more sustainable approach if we talk about work, in particular if we're talking about creative work. In several interviews I ask curators, academics, artists and other friends and colleagues from the creative field on their thoughts on what success in the arts looks like for them. It is part of my long-term project "Art as Labor" that tries to approach labor issues in the arts and provide more personal conversations. It is about finding a sustainable way to work in the arts and to understand that creative work is a long-term commitment.

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