Art Beside A Single Handshake:
Can You Believe It?
Student-run galleries embody educational values for student artists when they are enrolled in academic programs, and they learn to choose, to install, to exhibit, and to look closely. The status of the student thus suggests a profound dimension of privilege, because it seems to distinguish the student artist from an amateur. Ironically, the student status is scarcely sustainable. Students will eventually graduate and leave the comfort zone of studying. Is it possible to argue that this peculiar aspect of the art school can be a catalyst for artworks with a performative nature? What is the fundamental difference among a student-run gallery, a commercial one, and a museum? How can student artists critically examine the shelf life of their student status?