Augustus Francis answers the Art 10 Questions

1. What is your favorite (art) word?

Appropriate.

2. What is your least favorite (art) words?

Derivative ( everything is in one way or another).

3. What keeps you going when you’re in the studio?

Music, art books, and comic books.

4. When do you know you’re done in the studio?

When i start to fuck up, fall over, or fall asleep.

5. What words do you love to hear at an art show (your show or any show)?

I love it.

6. What words do you hate to hear at an art show (your show or any show)?

Anything idiotic like, “how long did it actually take to paint it?” or, “It doesn’t go with my furniture!”

7. What is your favorite curse word?

Twat, fuck or any combination of the two.

8. What profession other than being an artist would you like to attempt?

Art collector/curator.

9. What profession would you not like to do?

Farmer.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Your dad’s round the corner.

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Author: Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina-American writer, editor, curator, and educator whose research interests include new media and digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She serves as one of the editors-in-chief for Hyphen magazine. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Daily Serving, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, and SF MOMA's Open Space. She has lectured at the De Young museum, Stanford University, School of Visual Arts, and more. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture (2016). She is currently a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts fellow researching the concept of citizenship. She also serves as executive staff for the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism and board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center.

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