August 21 – 26, 2017

Refining your process (and moving away from readymade cliches)

Jennifer Allen

In over 20 years of working with artists, I have encountered two problems that leave artists stuck. 1) They keep repeating the same work, however different its appearance. 2) They would like to express an idea or concept yet cannot find the fitting medium. In this workshop, we will do a collective analysis of each participant’s work to work through these blocks. In a way, the method is akin to a psychological analysis – not of the artists but of the work. There are no right “answers” but there are always more effective ways to express one’s own ideas. Finding the unique particularity of each participant’s work is the goal.

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Jennifer Allen published her first art critique twenty years ago in the canadian magazine Parachute. In 1995 a DAAD scholarship took her to Berlin, where she wrote her dissertation and began to pursue the city’s emerging arts scene, which she finally documented in several hundred publications. She has taught at numerous European art academies and was a columnist for artforum.com (New York), frieze (London) and Mousse Magazine (Milan). Jennifer Allen was editor-in-chief of frieze d / e (Berlin) and received the ADKV-Art Cologne Prize for Art Criticism in 2009.