... if you want your viewers to identify with you, don’t use long, overwrought, and verbose language to talk about it! So many of the explanations just seemed incomprehensible and/or pretentious. Curators love artists who have a simple and elegant turn of phrase—trust me on this. At my museum we call it “art-speak flapdoodle”!
And finally, ask yourself if what you are presenting will be of interest to someone else in a new and imaginative way? Many of the submissions talk of personal experience, documenting autobiographical people and places that no doubt resonate with family and friends. But do they have a transcendent quality that could appeal to complete strangers sometimes living on the other side of the world?
Finally. Finally. Finally. Although, that "suggestion" will most likely have little chance of penetrating the skulls of the Academic Lunatic Fringe crowd. That is, if they even hear/read it.
FYI, regarding recto / verso. Those 2 words were adopted by the art world a long time ago, primarily to indicate on which side of a piece of artwork - recto; the front or verso; the back - the artist signed or annotated the work.
I have been tinkering with ideas of how to annotate my the new snapshot pictures. That is, to apply, to the print itself, a typical album snapshot discriptor which indicates the person(s), place(s), event(s) or things that appear in the snapshot. In the past, most annotations - a caption, if you will - have been written on the back side of a print inasmuch as there was not enough space on the front side on which to write. So, that is why I have come to think that I should follow the same M.O.
In the past, most annotations have been written on the back side of a print inasmuch as there was not enough space on the front side on which to write. So, that is why I have come to think that I should follow the same M.O.
However, in place of writing a discriptor I have decided to type - the old fashion way with a typewriter - my captions on sticky pad paper, rip it to fit and stick it to the back of my prints. Or, so it would appear.