Ever feel like you’re a hot second away from being an “art person”? All except for the potentially unimportant fact that you’re not sure how to feel about art or what to think or what are those? Oh, and side note, you’ve also never actually managed to check out an art show yet? Perfect, you’re practically there.
Here are just a couple ideas to try on for size on your path to success:
First up, you’re definitely going to want to start seeing art. That’s it really. Just do that.
I mean, I guess it is just a shade more involved than that, but really not really.
Step boldly out of your apartment, pick a gallery, and be sure to firmly cross the threshold into the space. At this juncture the one thing that’s super important is that you remember to stay and look around. Don’t be thrown off by the stark, utter silence of gallery attendant, they are simply just charting your every feeble movement (or maybe haven’t noticed you at all—hard to say). That’s all there is to it.
Okay that’s not all of it but that’s honestly, definitely a part.
Did you come across an artist statement in your travels? Maybe you even read that too because you felt like it? Cool, that’s spot on. Next, I would consider taking note of what you thought of that experience, and if you’re feeling brazen possibly even your thoughts on the art itself. That would be good. Effectually you can think whatever you want about the show so, okay check. Finished.
Oh wait, right. You’re surely going to want to repeat this process at least a couple of times. Like, at least a couple. Now that you’ve started following some galleries on the social media platform of your choosing and have become firmly planted in the know it will be near impossible not to find yourself on a casual Thursday eve outing at an art opening. That is at least after you choose an outfit that seamlessly straddles “who cares” and “not me”, and then manage to concoct some steadfast parlance about contemporary art.