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Plan and Play, Play and Plan: Defining Your Art Practice

Plan and Play, Play and Plan: Defining Your Art Practice

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By Janwillem Schrofer. Contributions from Carlos Amorales, David Bade, Marlene Dumas, Claudia Fontes, Alicia Framis, Meschac Gaba, Ryan Gander, Antony Gormley.

'Visual artist’ is a term with untold interpretations, nuances, variations and meanings. But how, as an artist (or designer, photographer, or other ‘independent creator’), do you become who you are and who you would like to be? How can you guide your artistic practice, the main criterion being to answer the question: "where do I stand and what do I stand for?" Plan and Play, Play and Plan invites the artist to reach considerations, often based on analytical models, that will help to determine his/her position. This book has been written by Janwillem Schrofer, director of the Rijksakademie (Amsterdam) from 1982 to 2010, an esteemed international institute, where artists with a number of years' professional experience are provided with their own studios for two years. Schrofer knows from practical experience the complexity of the artist's questions and dilemmas, and has combined these insights in a book that does not provide 'recipes' or simple solutions, but delves into the very fibre of the artist's profession and invites the reader to explore a sustainable artistic practice.

  • Valiz, 2018
  • Softcover with 285 pages
  • 6 x 9 inches

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