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– Christine Lewis, 2013

Christine Lewis

MA Curation

For me, the audience experience is paramount and my practice centres on the relationship between artist, curator and viewer in the context of audience development and outreach.

I am particularly interested in forming collaborative partnerships with other, like-minded, creative individuals to enable participation in the arts across diverse audience strands, especially in geographical areas of low engagement with contemporary visual art. In practice this means investigating novel ways to reach audiences, for instance by inviting the public to engage with art in non-gallery locations such as libraries, museums and other communal spaces with locally invested cultural value.

Borrowing an analogy from the literary world, I see contemporary curation as a form of ‘visual journalism’ in which the curator acts as a conduit between artist and audience, enabling the artist’s vision to be fully realised in a manner which can be understood and experienced by those who cannot be pre-supposed to have specialist knowledge of a subject. Language is powerful and has the means to invite or exclude understanding. As a curator I endeavour to speak and write plainly so as to engage and inform without either over-simplifying or clouding meaning with unnecessary complication. My aim at all times is to offer an audience experience which is challenging but accessible and, above all, enjoyable, enriching and memorable.

Links

www.huskofhares.org

www.mycuration.wordpress.com

Exhibition

– Christine Lewis, 2013

Exhibition

– Christine Lewis, 2013