When The Thought Of Talking About Your Art Makes You Cringe

Gigi Rosenberg

Most artists I know cringe at the thought of doing an artist talk. This is what they tell me: I’m not a performer! I’m not a public speaker! I don’t want to explain what my art is about! I don’t know what to talk about! I don’t think it will make sense! I don’t have anything to wear! The list of objections goes on and on. [...]

Multiply Your Exhibition Audience with Collaborative Programs

Jill Powers’ piece, Color in a Changing Forest, in a Live Motion performance. Photo by David Silver.

We were pitched exhibition ideas daily when I worked in art museums. When trying to decide on an exhibition schedule, we considered things such as funding sources, gallery space, scholarship, budget needs, and audience interest. But one of our biggest concerns was always: Can we program this? [...]