Reimagining the Predictable Formulas of Artist Statements

February 19, 2018

By Jennifer Liese

The following essay was excerpted from “Toward a History (and Future) of the Artist Statement” in Paper Monument Issue 4. Google artist statement, and you will find a good dozen instructional websites enjoining artists to “follow these easy steps” to produce this essential bit of art-career ephemera. Most begin with a reassuring acknowledgment of artists’ presumed anxiety about putting visual...

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