July 25, 2012 · 3 Comments
Matt Kalasky called for a discussion about artists residencies on his publication, The St. Claire. The event, July 19 at Fjord, turned out to be a sort of grad school bull session about the nature of and usefulness of artists residencies. Their usefulness turned out to be the more useful topic of discussion, and by time the 20 to 25 people in attendance were finished, they realized ARs might not be so much about punching a ticket and decorating a resume but rather something they could find useful–or not.
I tried reporting the discussion via our Twitter, @theartblog, but didn’t really know how to do it, so I didn’t use #, but in the course of it, came to understand a bit better how to get the job done. Thanks to my son, Alex, for showing me how to do this better next time. Here are my tweets, which more or less summarize the main points of the discussion: in true Twitter fashion, the beginning is at the bottom, the most recent item at the top, so it might be easier to read these from the bottom up: