Q&A with Curator Robert Curcio
How did you get started in the art world?
I went to Tyler School of Art where not only did I study art, but I worked in the school’s galleries learning about installing, curating, and the business of art.
What advice would you tell your younger self?
Many in the art world talk a big game, but only a few can actually make things happen. So don’t waste time with all the “talkers” and find the people who are actually doing something.
Do you have any advice for new dealers/artists?
If you don’t really love what you are doing and are willing to do the work, don’t bother.
What advice would you recommend to your clients?
For collector clients its about collecting what you love or have an interest in. Don’t just think about flipping and looking at the auctions, because if you’re chasing the auctions, running around to the “it” artist and all the hype, you’re not going to end up with much of a collection.
For artist clients it is the same, follow your own ideas, interests, and inner creativity. Don’t rely on gallerists, curators, and others for your career; make your own career happen first.
For art fair clients, it will get better, and make the virtual fair as best as possible.
What projects are you currently working on?
I have two articles I should have finished, but have barely begun. Curating two exhibits; one online and the other in real life, both for next year. And, redoing my website.
What are your influences and inspirations?
When I was a kid I read all the articles, books, and interviews I could on Leo Castelli and Jasper Johns. Even back then I knew I was going to be in art, … Click here to read more