WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE NEW WORK FOR A SOLO EXHIBITION OPENING ON THE 21stOF JUNE 2020

1. THIS IS YOUR JOB.

2. ART WORKS BEST WITHIN LIMITATIONS. 

3. YOU WORK BEST WITHIN LIMITATIONS.

4. IT MIGHT BE YOUR LAST CHANCE AT A COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY BEFORE THE END OF THE WORLD.

5. YOU HAVE NO DEPENDENTS. YOU ARE IN A POSITION TO TAKE RISKS.

6. IT’S A RARE MOMENT WHERE PEOPLE HAVE MORE TIME TO LOOK, LISTEN AND REFLECT.

7. NOW MORE THAN EVER, WE NEED ART TO HELP US ADAPT.

8. WE HAVE A UNIQUE, EMOTIONALLY SHARED EXPERIENCE, A RARE INSTANT OF CONSENSUS. DON’T SQUANDER THIS CHANCE TO CONNECT.

9. THE SUDDEN SUSPENSION OF THE STATUS-QUO ALLOWS FOR RADICAL STRUCTURAL RE-THINKING. MAYBE INTRODUCE UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME WITHIN THE GALLERY! 

10. OR YOU COULD RAISE AWARENESS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF TAXATION OVER CELEBRITY PHILANTHROPY…

11. NEW DANGEROUS POLITICAL ALLIANCES ARE FORMING. YOU COULD DEAL WITH THAT!

12. IT COULD BE THE MOMENT TO CALL FOR THAT REVOLUTION YOU KEEP BANGING ON ABOUT. UTOPIA!

13. YOU’VE BUILT YOUR CAREER ON THE IDEA OF FAILURE. THIS IS CHRISTMAS!

14. DON’T GIVE UP ON THE IDEA YOU HAD PLANED, EVEN IF IT NOW SEEMS CRASSLY INSENSITIVE.

15. FILL YOUR SLOT. IT’S BEEN OVER TWO YEARS SINCE YOU HAD A SOLO AT THE GALLERY. 

16. NOW MORE THAN EVER, THE GALLERY NEEDS TO STAND OUT, STAY RELEVANT. TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM.

17. YOU WERE DOING WHAT YOU DO BEFORE THIS. WHY SUDDENLY FEEL GUILTY ABOUT IT?

18. EVEN WITH LIMITED PHYSICAL FREEDOMS, ART CAN TRANSPORT A VIEWER. THIS IS A USEFUL SERVICE YOU CAN ACTUALLY PROVIDE. 

19. YOU CAN ALWAYS GO META.

20. YOU COULD DONATE 10% OF YOUR SALES TO CHARITY. THE LIKELIHOOD YOU SELL IS SO LOW IT’S A WIN-WIN.

21. THEY CAN’T CRITICISE YOU IF YOU’RE NON-PROFIT.

22. THE LINE BETWEEN THE HORRIFIC AND ABSURD IS CRITICALLY THIN RIGHT NOW. EXPLORE THAT BOUNDARY!

23. IT MIGHT GIVE YOU A SENSE OF PURPOSE.

24. MAKE YOUR PROFESSION, A PROFESSION AGAIN!

25. WHAT ELSE ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH YOUR TIME?

26. WORKING JUSTIFIES YOU NOT BEING WITH YOUR FAMILY AND HELPING OUT WITH THE CHILDCARE OF THREE KIDS WHILE YOUR BROTHER AND HIS WIFE STRUGGLE TO KEEP UP THEIR REAL JOBS. 

27. YOU’RE A 35-YEAR-OLD FEMALE ARTIST. DON’T BE SO PICKY.

28. YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE A SEAT AT THE TABLE. DON’T JUST EAT ALL THE FOOD AND LEAVE. SAY SOMETHING MEANINGFUL. 

29. EMBRACE THE CHALLENGE.

30. YOU CAN ALWAYS SHOW OLD WORK ‘REFRAMED’.

31. OR SOMEONE ELSE’S WORK WHICH YOU ARE ‘OFFERING A PLATFORM TO’, AND CAN BASK IN THEIR REFLECTED GLORY.

32. WHAT’S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN? STOP PRETENDING WHAT YOU DO IS ACTUALLY IMPORTANT.

33. YOU DON’T HAVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD. SURELY DOING SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING.

34. YOU’VE MADE VAGUELY POLITICAL STATEMENTS BEFORE. REMEMBER BREXIT? IT WOULDN’T BE ENTIRELY OUT OF CHARACTER TO COMMENT ON THE CURRENT SITUATION.

35. IT’S A CHANCE TO ADDRESS LOCAL ISSUES.

36. DON’T OVERTHINK IT. TIGHT DEADLINES MEAN FRESH IDEAS.

37. TRUST YOURSELF TO DO SOMETHING GOOD.

38. YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE. BAUHAUS NEVER CLOSED.

39. YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM.

40. MAYBE YOU’RE ACTUALLY THE CAUSE?