Isa Genzken Rose II

Isa Genzken Rose II on the facade of the New Museum, NYC

About Art Must Grow

On Art Must Grow we cultivate art, because art must have space to grow, to develop, to change, to expand, to challenge. Every now and then art might grow into something as the stunning blossoms of a pear tree; more often it is as a weed that fight its way through concrete walls. Sometimes the progress is so slow that it’s nearly invisible; sometimes it’s fast and reckless attracting our attention immediately. The growth rate is not constant but variable, depending on the situation and the context.

When we talk about growth, it’s often about our economy, but at Art Must Grow it’s mostly about increasing and cultivating meaning—intentions, content and substance. It’s also about personal growth, because we grow through art. Art appeals to our abilities and skills, it activates–sometimes provokes–our mind and thinking; art confronts and concerns us. Art wants an audience, and that audience is you and me.

Art Must Grow is my website. It contains a portfolio where you find a selection of my projects, publications, seminars and collaborations. Furthermore it’s a blog, which covers a wide range of texts and images from my hand and from others. The content is diverse. Whether from a spontaneous idea to a precise examination of a particular topic, however, all relate to contemporary art.

It would be stimulating and challenging for me if you would share your views and ideas, because the purpose of Art Must Grow is to evolve into a broader network of makers and thinkers.

About me

My name is Belinda Hak
My business is contemporary art.
I care about art and people.

I’m a curator
I love to initiate, create and realize artistic projects, preferably in close collaboration with artists, cultural producers and audiences. I like to mutually inspire those I interact with while gaining inspiration from others.

I’m an educator
I’m devoted to developing human potential, supporting diversity and sustainability. I learn and I teach—knowledge is the basis for growth and empowerment. I’m a strong believer in life-long learning.

I’m a change agent
I enjoy being practical and realistic. Using inventive approaches and translating thinking into action, I aspire to contribute to the future development of art, people and organizations.

I’m a partner
I’m curious and not afraid to push my limits, always looking for new and thought-provoking ideas, approaches and collaborations. I’m aware there is no “one size fits all.”

Thanks to:
Paul van Buuren, van.buu.re/n, for his advice regarding this website.
Justine Harcourt de Tourville, http://www.hadto.be, for copy-editing.