Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Page work

With so many students pursuing Masters and PhDs in the visual arts, the pressure is on for good thesis topics. So enough of bibliographic trudging through New Zealand artists, here's first of our OTN go-get-'em-tiger topics: the examination of the reading material of gallery assistants. 

Given that these books are proving more interesting than you (the audience), we figure an analysis of their content could prove illuminating. We did a little introductory research in London dealer galleries and found the following books in play. OTY.

Greg Bear – Queen of Angels
Denise Markonish (Ed.) – Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape
Scott Fitzgerald – Tender is the night

Image: minder/reader guarding a gallery at the Haunch of Venison in London