Look at Me: Curatorial Statement February 2, 2010Posted by claralieu in photography, Student Exhibitions.
Tags: curating, exhibition, gallery, photography, wellesley college
The students in Christine Rogers’ ARTS208 photography course have been working on their curatorial statement for their exhibition “Look at Me”, which has an opening reception this Thursday, Feb. 4, 4:45-6pm. Read below on their experience curating their exhibition.
The process of bringing together the various final projects of fifteen individual students felt daunting at first and ended up going through two major stages. The first stage sought to connect the work thematically. After many conversations, flow charts and heated discussions it became clear to connect these pictures through small but significant visual relationships. What results is a wide circle approach to looking at these pictures, rather than a straight line.
“Look At Me” is a phrase commonly used by photographers but in this case it serves as a request on many levels: to look at the individual projects, how they relate immediately to the neighboring projects, but also how they fit into a bigger whole, connected by subtle visual links.
– Photography 208, Fall 2009
Julie Aguilera, Elizabeth Bartels, Emily Evans, Cecilia Flatley, Ji Lim, Olivia Linder, Alison McKenna, Sarah Moazeni, deCourcy O’Grady, Shirley Palomino, Eleri Roberts, Shannon Smith, Heidi Wang, Rayla Heide
Image of chalkboard, Emily Evans, 2009