Your Credentials Mean Nothing To Me / by Chris Hall

Your credentials mean nothing to me.  Billy Childish

Instead of relying on their gut, often gallery proprietors, curators, and academia favor the CV as a means to justify exhibition scheduling and hiring practices.  It is as if they are afraid to trust their own judgment or are afraid to take a risk on somebody they have never heard of.  

For me, the work is everything.  I couldn’t give a damn about a CV or exhibition history.  In fact, with the kind of work a lot of art institutions favor these days, I might even question a lengthy CV and exhibition history.  Yes indeed, your credentials mean nothing to me.

Billy Childish,  Erupting Volcano,  2011

Billy Childish, Erupting Volcano, 2011