THE ARTIST JOB DESCRIPTION, FOR THE EMPLOYMENT
OF THE ARTIST, AS AN ARTIST, INSIDE THE ART INSTITUTION
by Vijai Maia Patchineelam
"The artist’s experience of being inside art institutions, starting from the effort made to be accepted in order to develop one’s art practice, then the experience of going through them, and while in them, the many ways of having to learn how to be inside. This will in several ways inform the development of an artist’s practice, for the good or for the bad. Making this publication has been an attempt at recognizing and dealing with, rather than avoiding, the tensions that exist in the relationship between artists and art institutions at a time when most art institutions themselves are under the pressure of austerity-politics."
This publication constitutes the result of Patchineelam's PhD research in the arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, University of Antwerp and a.pass, advance performance and scenography studies, Brussels.
Authors for the research seminar 'Descriptions Change, The Artist Job Description: ADRIJANA GVOZDENOVIĆ, EVI OLDE RIKKERT, FELIX RAPP, JOEP VOSSEBELD, JULIA DAHEE HONG AND PIA LOUWERENS
Copy-editor for 'The Artist Job Description, For the Employment of the Artist, as an Artist, Inside the Art Institution': HEMANT SAREEN
Co-Editor for thickets: FABIEN SILVESTRE SUZOR
Proof-reader: SARAH PREDDY
Graphic design: NINA BAČUN AND ROBERTA BRATOVIĆ (OAZA, ZAGREB)
Printer: SVEUČILIŠNA TISKARA, ZAGREB