Curator for Artists–an entirely new enterprise–responds to the changes in the art scene in recent decades. The perception and appreciation of art has increasingly come to be dominated by auctions and by the gallery economy. Cultural policies nowadays tend to be determined above all by “public interest” considerations and visitor numbers. All too often this has seen intense engagement with matters of artistic substance and dialogue with the artists in the development and realisation of projects falling by the wayside. Curator for Artists meets artists’ need for meaningful collaboration.

Curator for Artists is not tied into the art market. It will explicitly not engage in dealing or mediating works of art on a commission basis. It is only within a wholly autonomous structure, detached from the art market, that it is possible to conduct–without distractions and in confidence–the dialogues needed to explore artistic content and meaning. There are three locations and realms of activity for Curator for Artists: the studio, the writing desk and the public arena. Curator for Artists is a fulcrum connecting the artist and the public. In the truest sense of curation, it “cares for and oversees” the appropriate mediation and appreciation of contemporary art.

Photograph © Ines Lechleitner
Photograph © Ines Lechleitner