Appreciative Essay


A catalogue with no essay, is simply a picture book!
A powerful essay resonates the ideas contained in your practice long into the future…



A catalogue customarily is published on the occasion of an exhibition. Exhibition’s end, and the catalog is the endearing marker of the project. Within this catalog, will be an appreciative essay written on the artist’s work. The importance of the catalogue essay is that it places the artists production within a continuum of contemporary and historical practices in addition to offering biographical, art historical and technical insights about the artist. While in the short term it might appear that there is little value in having such an essay written on your work, in the long term, it forms part of cataloging the history and impact of your practice over time. The appreciative text communicates the objects of your project and becomes the reference point on your practice, making it possible for other researcher to access in the future.

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