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Brian Droitcour

New York, NY

I'm interested in how organizations communicate with their audiences, and finding new ways to talk about art that are more personal and less intimidating. To this end I've undertaken a number of projects to intervene in the language around exhibitions and institutions. In 2017, I edited Provision, a temporary magazine of critical writing, as part of Converge 45, an annual art festival in Portland, OR. In 2015, I edited The Animated Reader, a poetry anthology accompanying "Surround Audience," the New Museum's third triennial. As a resident at the Luminary in St. Louis, I led a workshop with Alison Burstein about institutional voice and communications between art institutions and their audiences as part of the organizations "Commoning the Institution" program. With Christine Wong Yap, I'm editing The People‚Äôs Guide to the Queens International (2018), a project at the Queens Museum to collect and publish audience responses.