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Monday, April 25, 2016

Artists and the Social media

Ben Quilty: Social media for me has been a vehicle that is patted on the back way too often.
I say to young artists all the time—don't put your work on social media until you have properly, seriously exhibited it in the atmosphere that you planned.
For a visual artist that is very important. You need to understand the space. The theatrics of the way the audience works in that space is very important to me and should be important to any artist.
I know young artists who just put [up] one image after the other—before they've even cleaned the paint off their apron it's on social media.
I think one of the key parts of a visual language is that you see the language develop before you let anyone else read that language, because if you’re giving people every bite there is actually no language, you're just dribbling.
From ABC Australia, Radio National 26 april 2016
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/earshot/ben-quilty-andrew-ford-artistic-process/7335818