Pascal Beausse’s advices to a young artist

This is why I love social media… On September 11 @EmptyJayArt tweeted to a renowned French curator @PascalBeausse asking him if he could give her an opinion about her art… He responds with 30 heartfelt advices which he tweets in intervals (over two months) on his wall. I enjoyed reading them so I compiled "Pascal Beausse’s advices to a young artist"...

Early September @EmptyJayArt tweeted to a renowned French curator @PascalBeausse asking him if he could give her an opinion about her art. He responded with thirty heartfelt advices which he tweeted in intervals (over two months) on his wall. I enjoyed reading them so decided to compile:

PASCAL BEAUSSE’S ADVICES TO A YOUNG ARTIST:

  • Advice #2: Forget your role models
  • Advice #3: Create, don’t produce
  • Advice #4: Create forms as vehicles of your ideas
  • Advice #5: Listen to Lou Reed & John Cale singing “Work”, as a tribute to Drellaadvice6
  • Advice #7: Consider art as a trigger to an experience, not as an object (cf Brian Eno)
  • Advice #8: Open your eyes to reality around you
  • Advice #9: Participate in your community
  • Advice #10: Find your own way to contribute to this nice project, such as drawn by Jimmie Durham:
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  • Advice #11: Expand your critical thinking skills
  • Advice #12: Cherish poets and philosophers. Enter into dialogue with their ideas.
  • Advice #13: Your role as an artist is to explain contemporary culture to your viewers
  • Advice #14: Educate art critics and curators. They will introduce your art to the public.
  • Advice #15: Select carefully your advisers. Listen to their opinion… and forge freely your own position as an artist.advice16
  • Advice #17: Listen to your feelings. Try to share it sincerely with your audience.
  • Advice #18: Pay attention to your dreams. Transfer them into your artworks.
  • Advice #19: Understand artistic activity as a production of knowledge
  • Advice #20: Conceive art as an invitation to think the richness of life forms, in their diversity and unpredictability
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  • Advice #22: Art has no limits, absolutely no limits, but please act in an ethical manner
  • Advice #23: There are no week-ends or holidays for Art. Take courage!
  • Advice #24: Show your colleagues respect – amateur or professional artist
  • Advice #25: Support the becoming-artist of the whole Hu/Womanity
  • Advice #26: Remember you inherited from the Age of Enlightenment. Mehr Licht!advice27
  • Advice #28: Be generous with your viewers. Always. Take care of them as of yourself.
  • Advice #29: Understand Art as a tool for emancipation and social progress
  • Advice #30: Real Art is 40,000 years old. It’s quite young. And always contemporary.

 

 

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