Q&As

Interview // Tanja Ostojić: The Eurosceptic

Interview by Xandra Popescu – in Berlin; Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.

The work of Yugoslav born artist Tanja Ostojić has piqued my interest many years ago. Her work draws inspiration from her own experience as a non-European Union citizen, a traveller and female artist…[read on…]

Interview // Hito Steyerl: Zero Probability and the Age of Mass Art Production

Berlin Art Link, Discover, artwork by Hito Steyerl

Interview by Göksu Kunak – in Berlin; Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

In the lecture performance I Dreamed a Dream: Politics in the Age of Mass Art Production (2013), writer and artist Hito Steyerl introduces us to the new Misérables of our era, while asking the pertinent question: Why are there so many art projects today? The absurdity of funding applications, the condition of the wretched who wait to be chosen or the link between museums and firearms…[read on…]

INTERVIEW // UBERMORGEN: userunfriendly at Carroll/Fletcher London

Berlin Art Link // UBERMORGEN

Article by Yvette Greslé – in London; Sunday, Oct. 29, 2013.

UBERMORGEN was founded in 1995 by the artist duo lizvlx and Hans Bernhard in Vienna, Austria. The duo’s first exhibition at Carroll/Fletcher, userunfriendly, is an excellent opportunity to reflect on conceptual art practices that, since the 1990s, have explored software art, pixel painting, computer installations, net.art and digital activism (media hacking)…[read on…]

Interview // Discreet Architecture: Lisbon’s Architecture Triennial PART1

Article by Marta Jecu – in Lisbon; Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.

The recently opened 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennial, Close, Closer, aims to question the borders of the discipline, open it toward immediate civic use and a reactive criticism and distill the comprehension of architecture into that of a vital spatial practice correlating to the quotidian. With its luxurious and deserted charm…[read on…]

Interview // Saskia Neuman: Absolut Art Bureau

Saskia Neuman; photo by Stephanie Third

Article by Alison Hugill, photos by Stephanie Third – in Berlin; Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.

In September, Absolut Art Bureau awarded two prestigious prizes for Art Writing and Art Work to Coco Fusco and Renata Lucas. The awards are part of a wider initiative by the Swedish vodka company to invest in contemporary art. Absolut’s Art Manager Saskia Neuman spoke to us about…[read on…]

Interview // LSD. A new gallery model for Berlin?

Berlin Art Link interview with LSD Galerie, Alexei Kostroma, No Pain No Brain

Interview by Sarah Gretsch and Anna Russ – in Berlin; Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.

Situated on Potsdamer Straße among galleries like Krome and Thomas Fischer is the bright, young face of LSD Galerie. But LSD is not like its nearby counterparts; it marks the beginning of a growing trend in galleries adopting artist-run…[read on…]

Vanishing Point. An interview with United Visual Artists (UVA)

UVA - "Vanishing Point" (2013), exhibition view at The Olympus OM-D: PHOTOGRAPHY PLAYGROUND

Interview by Sarah Gretsch – in Berlin; Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

United Visual Artists (UVA) has been described as a practice, a collective and as an art and design studio. From installation specific to large-scale permanent works, each project is different, blurring borders between mediums, making classification impossible. Individual works bring together members from a variety of disciplines, traversing the realms of architecture, sculpture, live performance, and digital…[read on…]

FROM CUBISM TO RUBBER DUCKS

Jud Bergeron

Interview by Lori Zimmer – in Berlin; Thursday, May 02, 2013.

I first fell in love with Jud Bergeron’s work when he was making Cubist-like sculptures. They at once reminded me of Boccioni, Picasso, and Giacometti–not as a copycat, but as an addition to their school of thought. I loved their multifaceted, kaleidoscopic surfaces, but also that they came in candy colors like baby blue, which, to me, anchored them in…[read on…]

Lichtspiel. An Interview with Kite & Laslett

Kite & Laslett
by Elizabeth Stevens // Mar. 5, 2013
This Sunday is the finissage of Lichtspiel by London based duo Sebastian Kite & Will Laslett at Import Projects. Using light and sound as the primary medium, the exhibition brings together new compositions of Candescence and Orbit, two works that were previously shown at the +-0 Temporary Nightclub at Postbahnhof Berlin, as well as a new…[read on…]