The Department of Digital + Media
Rhode Island School of Design

D+M Visiting Artist Series: Julia Sher

The ideal artist-as-curator is an artist who has deeply mined a certain vein of artistic practice, and has reached a reflective, introspective point in his or her career. Already established, s/he is able to disengage from the day-to-day struggles of art practice, and take a longer view toward the history of his or her medium, and an insider’s view of what really matters. The ideal artist-as-curator appreciates the complementary nature of the three increasingly merging aspects of today’s art world: artist, critic, and curator. Engaging with and working in each modality expands our idea of what is possible, and ultimately strengthens our work with other perspectives.