Art Interviews

JR

JR“No one can own it”

Futura

Futura“Artists have got to stop compromising”

Elmgreen & Dragset

Elmgreen & Dragset“It’s time to change”

Marina Abramović

Marina Abramović“I've always been a soldier”

Rita Ackermann

Rita Ackermann“Nothingness is such a vast concept”

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams“It’s like mining for diamonds”

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei“The power designs itself to crush you”

Miles Aldridge

Miles Aldridge“You are trying to catch it”

Refik Anadol

Refik Anadol“I’m imagining a different world”

Ini Archibong

Ini Archibong“I have to stay spiritually in tune”

Daniel Arsham

Daniel Arsham“It can take years to get there”

David Bailey

David Bailey“How are you going to cross the road?”

Fabien Baron

Fabien Baron“We’ve just seen the beginning”

Georg Baselitz

Georg Baselitz“The good things will never cause anyone to look”

Vanessa Beecroft

Vanessa Beecroft“I’m repulsed by pop culture”

Harry Benson

Harry Benson“I’m keeping their image alive”

Peter Blake

Peter Blake“I’ll never have to fall off the mountain”

Barry Blitt

Barry Blitt“A joke cuts through everything”

Gab Bois

Gab Bois“If it’s yours, it’ll come”

Mr. Brainwash

Mr. Brainwash“If I believe it, it’s art for me”

Marco Brambilla

Marco Brambilla“There’s too much going on”

AA Bronson

AA Bronson“I’m as fearless as I ever was”

Helen Cammock

Helen Cammock“I want to change whose stories are heard”

Coco Capitán

Coco Capitán“We have gone to the other extreme”

Pelle Cass

Pelle Cass“I never fabricate”

Maurizio Cattelan

Maurizio Cattelan“Show them life”

Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago“Get used to it!”

Christo

Christo“It’s not a profession, it’s existence”

Larry Clark

Larry Clark“Why can’t you show everything?”

Francesco Clemente

Francesco Clemente“Making art is to time-travel”

Petra Collins

Petra Collins“I know what it’s like to be there”

Michel Comte

Michel Comte“We need to listen to nature”

Claudia Comte

Claudia Comte“It’s never-ending once you start”

Thomas Joshua Cooper

Thomas Joshua Cooper“Preparation is all you can do”

Anton Corbijn

Anton Corbijn“My life is crazy, but it’s real love”

Amalia Dayan and Daniella Luxembourg

Amalia Dayan and Daniella Luxembourg“It’s a personal quest”

Simon de Pury

Simon de Pury“Curiosity is my engine”

Richard Deacon

Richard Deacon“A stop, but not a finish”

Thomas Demand

Thomas Demand“Aesthetics are inevitable”

Tara Donovan

Tara Donovan“I don’t map it at all”

David Doubilet

David Doubilet“My favorite picture is the one I haven’t taken”

Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson“Things go wrong and we celebrate it”

Ryan Gander

Ryan Gander“It wants your attention”

Gilbert & George

Gilbert & George“We don’t do art for the few”

Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser“We’re all in it together”

Douglas Gordon

Douglas Gordon“You pull yourself up and you push it out”

Katharina Grosse

Katharina Grosse“I don’t see limits”

Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum“It’s about shattering the familiar”

Thomas Hirschhorn

Thomas Hirschhorn“It is an emancipatory gesture”

Thomas Hoepker

Thomas Hoepker“No rehearsal, just one click”

Yngve Holen

Yngve Holen“You can get what you want out of it”

Roni Horn

Roni Horn“There’s nothing until there’s something”

Anne Imhof

Anne Imhof“You get bolder over time”

Space Invader

Space Invader“You own the city”

Rashid Johnson

Rashid Johnson“I can do this?”

Allen Jones

Allen Jones“There’s nothing you can do”

Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor“I have nothing to say”

Bronwyn Katz

Bronwyn Katz“How I can extend the object’s life?”

Ragnar Kjartansson

Ragnar Kjartansson“I know how to hide my tracks”

Nick Knight

Nick Knight“I commit with my heart and soul”

David LaChapelle

David LaChapelle“Everything was dramatic”

Brigitte Lacombe

Brigitte Lacombe“My entire life has been my work”

Dominique Lévy

Dominique Lévy“You need to constantly refill”

Peter Lindbergh

Peter Lindbergh“Beauty has nothing to do with youth”

Robert Longo

Robert Longo“I went back to the beginning”

Liza Lou

Liza Lou“Survival is at the core of it”

Gabriel Massan

Gabriel Massan“Anything is possible”

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry“It’s like hitting a drum”

Ryan McGinley

Ryan McGinley“I am just so fascinated by the body”

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen“It’s about what’s right, not what fits”

Joel Meyerowitz

Joel Meyerowitz“You have to let go of something”

Lee Mingwei

Lee Mingwei“We are not broken”

Robert Montgomery

Robert Montgomery“I tend to like the pathetic”

Saad Moosajee

Saad Moosajee“You have to resonate with it”

Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris“There is no outside”

Ebecho Muslimova

Ebecho Muslimova“Making art is not a pleasant feeling”

Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat“You can’t demystify a myth”

Christoph Niemann

Christoph Niemann“I don’t need a big idea”

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist“I believe in generosity as a medium”

Catherine Opie

Catherine Opie“If you don’t make it, it’s not out there”

Gabriel Orozco

Gabriel Orozco“I try to be disappointing”

Trevor Paglen

Trevor Paglen“Your job is to learn how to see”

Martin Parr

Martin Parr“I don’t expect to change anyone’s mind”

Willo Perron

Willo Perron“I never wanted to be very singular”

Gaetano Pesce

Gaetano Pesce“The future is a beautiful time”

Elizabeth Peyton

Elizabeth Peyton“History is contained within people”

Julia Peyton-Jones

Julia Peyton-Jones“You need that virtuous circle”

Robert Polidori

Robert Polidori“Why is there a line?”

Alex Prager

Alex Prager“The idea is more important than anything”

Mel Ramos

Mel Ramos“Why not be naked in public?”

Mick Rock

Mick Rock“I blame the name”

Thaddaeus Ropac

Thaddaeus Ropac“People are hungry for new art”

Norman Jean Roy

Norman Jean Roy“The camera used to carry this mystique”

Tom Sachs

Tom Sachs“Consumerism was a ritual”

Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister“Function alone is not doing it”

André Saraiva

André Saraiva“The night is not a time, it's a place”

Peter Saville

Peter Saville“I never had to answer to anyone”

Steve Schapiro

Steve Schapiro“It’s a question of how you see it”

Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel“I never thought of art as a career”

Martin Schoeller

Martin Schoeller“I don’t think you can capture a soul”

Sean Scully

Sean Scully“The poet was always in me”

Mark Seliger

Mark Seliger“Let’s do something special”

Chiharu Shiota

Chiharu Shiota“The fear is necessary”

David Shrigley

David Shrigley“There is room for everything”

Gary Simmons

Gary Simmons“You want to create questions”

Kiki Smith

Kiki Smith“I just try to follow it”

Hajime Sorayama

Hajime Sorayama“Creating is my freedom”

Pete Souza

Pete Souza“You’re doing it every day, all day”

Carla Sozzani

Carla Sozzani“You need generosity to do this”

Erik Spiekermann

Erik Spiekermann“A good concept will survive forever”

Gunner Stahl

Gunner Stahl“You can tell if it’s real or not”

Simon Starling

Simon Starling“The practice has its own momentum”

Ralph Steadman

Ralph Steadman“The line becomes more aggressive”

Pat Steir

Pat Steir“I avoid struggle”

Thomas Struth

Thomas Struth“Now you've made it”

Sarah Sze

Sarah Sze“How do we breathe life into objects?”

Juergen Teller

Juergen Teller“You know when the work is good”

Cosey Fanni Tutti

Cosey Fanni Tutti“It’s like a metamorphosis”

Axel Vervoordt

Axel Vervoordt“I like evolution, not revolution”

Leo Villareal

Leo Villareal“There’s no agenda”

Mark Wallinger

Mark Wallinger“A perfect mirror throws back everything”

Albert Watson

Albert Watson“You never get that day back”

Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner“There’s no secret in words”

Andro Wekua

Andro Wekua“This is much more vulnerable”

Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread“I can let anything happen”

Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson“It’s okay to get lost”

Catherine Wood

Catherine Wood“How can we inhabit the image?”

Erwin Wurm

Erwin Wurm“It only exists at this one time”

Rose Wylie

Rose Wylie“If it works, it works”

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