If you find yourself in an art gallery, take the opportunity to get behind the scenes. The easiest way to do this – for the uninvited – is when building work, refurbishments or re-hangs occur. Walk purposefully into areas with limited or denied access and “find stuff”. The stuff that you find is generally un – curated, often extremely interesting, showcasing artworks that are overlooked in mainstream shows. Drawings are particularly revelatory. Oh, and if you are discovered (rummaging I mean – not artistically) pretend you are visiting the country (do remember which country/museum/gallery you are in) and apologise profusely! Alternatively, set up an appointment to view. Artfolk are, generally, shy, solitary souls. Genuinely surprised when you take an interest, and universally accommodating.
“Behind the Scenes”
27 Tuesday Aug 2013