“…there remains a sizeable part of the art world that simply does not get photography. They get artists who use photography to illustrate their ideas, installations, performances and concepts, who deploy the medium as one of a range of artistic strategies to complete their work. But photography for and of itself -photographs taken from the world as it is– are misunderstood as a collection of random observations and lucky moments, or muddled up with photojournalism, or tarred with a semi-derogatory ‘documentary’ tag.”—THEORY: “Paul Graham - The Unreasonable Apple” (2010)
Jen Bekman Projects is growing and we are looking to move into a new office space in New York City as soon as possible. We’ve been on the prowl, but finding a space that fits our needs is no easy task. If you have any leads please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch.…
“What I think these media companies are trying to get at, but having trouble articulating is that the web is interdisciplinary. To understand it, you need a broad comprehension of the relationships between different tools and means to communicate. Nothing in these “curator” job descriptions calls for this talent. Interestingly, these digital curator jobs listed don’t even emphasize acquisition or sequencing.”—
I recently said a flat “no” to an interesting project. The person replied, “I get it, you don’t have the time.” I had the time, yet taking the time to do it would take me away from other things I care about — running a program, consulting, writing. What I didn’t mention to this person was that I need idle time in equal proportion to planned time; leaving time for the unplanned, and making sure there’s enough time for a bit of nothing. It’s this space that makes the planned more worthwhile.