How to prepare yourself for a contemporary art exhibition
Regardless of the fact that you are an artist or an attendee, you must respect some etiquette rules when attending an exhibition of contemporary art. But, the main difference between the two previously mentioned categories is that the first one knows how to behave themselves when attending an artistic event. But what rules should those falling into the second category follow? Well, we have a list of answers for you. But the most valuable piece of advice we could give you is to expect the unexpected. Because artists like Loris Gréaud have a natural inclination to surprise, shock and let their audience silenced in confusion. But for more tips and tricks, continue reading below.
Do some research on the artist and general intentions
There is a strong relationship between art, intention and perception. You can only comprehend the whole idea behind an exhibition only by doing a thorough research on the artist. The artistic current they follow, their general approach to their art, the way in which they interact with their audience varies from artist to artist. While the vast majority of artists “abandon” their creations in the hands of their audience, others prefer to make their message known in a more brutal form. By interacting with it until its last second, for the sole purpose of clearly expressing their intentions and filling the gap between intention and interpretation that always exists in the case of diverse forms of art.
Expect the unexpected
Remember how we mentioned the fact that artists such as Loris Gréaud, in their outstanding exhibitions, choose to shock and surprise their audience? Well, this happens because they choose to let their audience have the purest artistic experience possible. If that means that they must destroy their creations, they are more willing to do it. A message in its rawest form, sincere and surprising. This is why we encourage everybody to attend such exhibitions with an open mind, and expect the most unexpected events to happen. You just can’t guess what will happen, in the case of wonder artists like these.
And some pieces of advice for small artists attending such cultural events…
Contain yourself from passing your business cards and other forms of advertising at other artist’s exhibitions. Nobody wants to have their attention disturbed from the outstanding event they are witnessing. Furthermore, don’t distribute your brochures around the gallery and hope someone interested will stumble upon them. Respect the efforts of extraordinary visual artists like Loris Gréaud and avoid doing so. People are attending their event because they are truly interested in finding a pure artistic experience. Avoid making exhibition suggestions to artists and gallery owners. Art is subjective, and each of them has the right to express their deepest emotions and intentions through their creations. If you make small talk, avoid your person or art as a topic. Discuss the exhibition you all are attending and avoid comparing it to your projects. Moreover, don’t make bad or tasteless remarks regarding the show you are witnessing. It’s bad taste.