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Conquering the Dreaded Artist Statement: Expert Advice for Writing about Art Photography

August 28, 2017

Artist statements are dreaded and mocked by critics, curators and even artists themselves for their overwrought, specialized and often predictable language. “There is a stultifying, eyeball-rolling, headache-inducing norm out there,” says John Pilson, a photographer, video artist and professor at Yale School of Art. While many artists would rather skip the statements altogether, writing is “an important part of the…

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