Q&As

BWPWAP: Interview with transmediale’s Jacob Lillemose & Kristoffer Gansing

Interview by Natasha Klimenko – in Berlin; Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.

It’s that time again! The annual Berlin-based festival, the transmediale, is just around the corner! Focusing on presenting new media works that question the relations between technology, art, and society, the festival returns with the theme of Back When Pluto Was a Planet (BWPWAP)…[read on…]

The Notion of Home: Anat Litwin and the HomeBase Project

Brett Gustafson - "Pavillion"; HomeBase Build III

Interview by Jeni Fulton – in Berlin; Wednesday, Jan. 02, 2013.

The HomeBase project is an artist residency program based in Berlin, New York and Jerusalem. Siting itself in an “urban environment undergoing transitional changes” such as Pankow, the project aims to rise up to Modernism’s formative challenge of integrating art and life, utilizing the notion of ‘home’ and the domestic as a pivot to…[read on…]

Cayetano Ferrer: Las Vegas Life

Cayetano Ferrer - "Quarter Scale Grand Entrance"

Interview by Devon Caranicas – in Los Angeles; Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.

Although currently based on the west coat, visual artist Cayetano Ferrer spent many of his formative years in Las Vegas, a metropolitan anomaly that continues to be a subject source for much of his work. Ferrer’s visual fascination with the city began as a teenager barring witness to the demolition of casinos along the…[read on…]

Towards a “Modern Self-consciousness:”
On Decadence and Death with Jan Van Oost

Jan Van Oost

Interview by Elizabeth Feder – in San Francisco; Friday, Dec. 07, 2012.

As much art arguably should, Flemish artist Jan Van Oost’s work conjures up some complex and conflicting responses. Delicate and exquisite treatment of materiality used to render images and figures of morbidity draws one in with simultaneous curiosity and revulsion. Oost is speaking from another era, drawing his inspiration from the expressive energy of 19th century Belgian symbolists like Antoine Wiertz, Léon Spilliaert and…[read on…]

Art in India, an Interview with Diana Campbell

Berlin Art Link, Creative India

Interview by Natasha Klimenko – in Berlin; Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.

Obstacles stand in the way of sculptural production in India: lack of funding, class divisions in exhibition spaces, difficulties experienced by artists in obtaining documentation to go abroad. The Creative India Foundation, established in 2010 for the purpose of supporting art, artists, and the art scene in the country, is currently developing a large-scale sculpture park… [read on…]

On the Road: Conversation with GRAYSON COX in New York

Grayson Cox – “Ergonomic Discussion Lectern”

Article by Devon Caranicas – in Berlin; Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.

Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Grayson Cox draws on his printmaking background, two year sojourn in Tokyo and ergonomic design as inspiration for his sculptural and wall hanging work. Most recently, the artist’s solo The Water’s Fine at Gasser & Grunert in New York CIty embodied a more relational aesthetic through his inverted table top installation. Circular spaces of various sizes were removed from an installed wall-to-wall wooden form, forcing viewers to crouch…[read on…]

Interview with Paolo Grassino

Paolo Grassino, photo by Nikki Brendson

Interview by Jeni Fulton – in Berlin; Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.

Sculptor Paolo Grassino (Turin, 1967) creates large-scale installations using industrial materials. Plastic piping, cargo pallets, latex and steel are marshalled to create landscapes and figures alluding to chaos and urban dystopia. Animals and humans are rendered in metal and black latex, robbed of their eyes, mouths and ears. Incorporating Arte Povera’s use of low or everyday materials and using a restricted monochromatic palette…[read on…]

Interview // Anna Jill Lüpertz & Sophie Weiser

AJLart

Interview by Anna C. Purcell in Berlin // Sep. 11, 2012
With the diversity of contemporary works, it seems implausible to find a space that fits all artists, methods, and content range too dramatically. Two Berliners embraced the need for change, initiating the search for individualistic[read on]


A phonic occupation. Interview with Sebastiaan Schlicher at London’s French Riviera

Interview by Francesca Brooks – in London; Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.

French Riviera is closed over August, but disappointed visitors should feel free to call and leave a message. Sebastiaan Schlicher’s answerphone project is a sign that all is not dead at the other end of the line. The second installment in an ongoing sound art series, Schlicher’s piece will function as the interim performance piece…[read on…]