Feedback: The importance of artists and viewers exchanging ideas
The general public.
How important is it for artists to receive feedback from their audience? How important is it for the public to have the opportunity to exchange ideas with artists? The roundtable will examine these questions.
One of the advantages of the Internet is that it facilitates communication between artists and spectators. For example, in zonezero.com, each exhibition gives the photographer’s e-mail, so the public can exchange ideas with him/her. This allows for the spectator to clear up doubts and to better understand the images, while it affords the artist an opportunity to know the effect of his/her production on the public.
Unlike museums, which sometimes set up lectures given by artists speaking about their work, more often than not, viewers must do all the interpreting on their own perhaps with a little help from a museum guide, who generally has his or her own vision. Some parts of exhibitions are explained far too concisely, or the catalogue is often written by an art critic using specialized terminology.
This roundtable will deal with the definition of the importance of communication between the artist and public and how to achieve it.
Profile or Panel Members:
One or more artists.
Museum director or assistant director.
Note: The panel may consist of all of the above members or just some of them.
A video projector and a computer with Internet access if necessary.