Diane Englander : Curates
In his commencement speech at the School of Visual Arts this past year, cultural critic Greil Marcus said, “What’s the impulse behind art? It’s saying in whatever language is the language of your work, ‘If I could move you as much as it moved me … if I can move anyone a tenth as much as that moved me, if I can spark the same sense of mystery and awe and surprise as that sparked in me, well that’s why I do what I do.'” [quoted in BrainPickings May 14, 2013]
I’ve long collected images in which I can get lost, that I want to revisit, that restore energy to me, in a way that I hope my own work will do, at least for myself, and I hope for others, too. The small group of images here are in that category, plus a couple of mine as aspiring companions.
Sheila Hicks, title and date unknown
Thank you to all 24 working artists who shared with us the space they make art in. It’s great to see the differences and the similarities the world over. We’ll be doing this again in the spring. Looking forward to see new studios and changes to familiar ones.
Francis Bacon, Dublin City Gallery, relocated from London after his death