Why are artists so damn flakey?
So, re: my last post: I’ve been chasing up artists to appear in Beyond The Wilderness – the show that I’m curating..
Time for a little rant: Way back when I was a young artist straight out of art school (far too long ago..!) If someone had presented me with an opportunity to exhibit on a plate, then I would have jumped at the opportunity like a grasshopper off a trampoline.
So why are people so reticent now? Some of the people I invited to exhibit have known for months that we’re doing a show, and now – 1 month before the show starts – I get:
“Ermmm… uhh.. I haven’t really ummm got anything to show..uhhh.”
Well, fuck ’em.
There are plenty of other artists out there queueing up for the opportunity to show.
Who know what they’re doing.
Like this lot:
So far we’ve got :
I think its shaping up to be a great show. My only worry is that its mostly men, and mostly all white. It would be nice to get more of a balance. If there’s anyone out there who can fulfill the brief of the show, then let me know.
Remember, readers of this blog are most welcome to come to the Private View on Wed. 13th February, 6-9pm
Details are on the Moot Community Arts Website
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