Art Interviews

Refik Anadol

Refik Anadol“I’m imagining a different world”

Lee Mingwei

Lee Mingwei“We are not broken”

Catherine Opie

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

Miles Aldridge

Miles Aldridge“You are trying to catch it”

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams“It’s like mining for diamonds”

Pelle Cass

Pelle Cass“I never fabricate”

Bronwyn Katz

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

Simon de Pury

Simon de Pury“Curiosity is my engine”

Futura

Futura“Artists have got to stop compromising”

Daniel Arsham

Daniel Arsham“It can take years to get there”

Andro Wekua

Andro Wekua“This is much more vulnerable”

Gabriel Massan

Gabriel Massan“Anything is possible”

Alex Prager

Alex Prager“The idea is more important than anything”

Hajime Sorayama

Hajime Sorayama“Creating is my freedom”

Cosey Fanni Tutti

Cosey Fanni Tutti“It’s like a metamorphosis”

AA Bronson

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

Ini Archibong

Ini Archibong“I have to stay spiritually in tune”

Hans Ulrich Obrist

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

Helen Cammock

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

Elmgreen & Dragset

Elmgreen & Dragset“It’s time to change”

Gab Bois

Gab Bois“If it’s yours, it’ll come”

Gary Simmons

Gary Simmons“You want to create questions”

Ebecho Muslimova

Ebecho Muslimova“Making art is not a pleasant feeling”

Rose Wylie

Rose Wylie“If it works, it works”

David Doubilet

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

Saad Moosajee

Saad Moosajee“You have to resonate with it”

Claudia Comte

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

Catherine Wood

Catherine Wood“How can we inhabit the image?”

Axel Vervoordt

Axel Vervoordt“I like evolution, not revolution”

Roni Horn

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

Anne Imhof

Anne Imhof“You get bolder over time”

Rita Ackermann

Rita Ackermann“Nothingness is such a vast concept”

Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread“I can let anything happen”

Joel Meyerowitz

Joel Meyerowitz“You have to let go of something”

Erik Spiekermann

Erik Spiekermann“A good concept will survive forever”

Norman Jean Roy

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

Francesco Clemente

Francesco Clemente“Making art is to time-travel”

Martin Schoeller

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

Gunner Stahl

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

Mark Seliger

Mark Seliger“Let’s do something special”

Sean Scully

Sean Scully“The poet was always in me”

Trevor Paglen

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

Willo Perron

Willo Perron“I never wanted to be very singular”

Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister“Function alone is not doing it”

Thomas Joshua Cooper

Thomas Joshua Cooper“Preparation is all you can do”

Albert Watson

Albert Watson“You never get that day back”

Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser“We’re all in it together”

Leo Villareal

Leo Villareal“There’s no agenda”

Fabien Baron

Fabien Baron“We’ve just seen the beginning”

Simon Starling

Simon Starling“The practice has its own momentum”

Peter Lindbergh

Peter Lindbergh“Beauty has nothing to do with youth”

Yngve Holen

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

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei“The power designs itself to crush you”

Ryan Gander

Ryan Gander“It wants your attention”

Coco Capitán

Coco Capitán“We have gone to the other extreme”

Tara Donovan

Tara Donovan“I don’t map it at all”

Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner“There’s no secret in words”

Amalia Dayan and Daniella Luxembourg

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

Chiharu Shiota

Chiharu Shiota“The fear is necessary”

Erwin Wurm

Erwin Wurm“It only exists at this one time”

Julia Peyton-Jones

Julia Peyton-Jones“You need that virtuous circle”

Barry Blitt

Barry Blitt“A joke cuts through everything”

Steve Schapiro

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

Thomas Hirschhorn

Thomas Hirschhorn“It is an emancipatory gesture”

Steve McQueen

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

Martin Parr

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

Sarah Sze

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

Mark Wallinger

Mark Wallinger“A perfect mirror throws back everything”

Elizabeth Peyton

Elizabeth Peyton“History is contained within people”

Carla Sozzani

Carla Sozzani“You need generosity to do this”

Pete Souza

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

Kiki Smith

Kiki Smith“I just try to follow it”

Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat“You can’t demystify a myth”

Vanessa Beecroft

Vanessa Beecroft“I’m repulsed by pop culture”

Michel Comte

Michel Comte“We need to listen to nature”

Katharina Grosse

Katharina Grosse“I don’t see limits”

Pat Steir

Pat Steir“I avoid struggle”

Allen Jones

Allen Jones“There’s nothing you can do”

JR

JR“No one can own it”

Nick Knight

Nick Knight“I commit with my heart and soul”

David LaChapelle

David LaChapelle“Everything was dramatic”

Christoph Niemann

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

Mick Rock

Mick Rock“I blame the name”

Harry Benson

Harry Benson“I’m keeping their image alive”

Gaetano Pesce

Gaetano Pesce“The future is a beautiful time”

Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum“It’s about shattering the familiar”

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry“It’s like hitting a drum”

Rashid Johnson

Rashid Johnson“I can do this?”

Petra Collins

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

Douglas Gordon

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

Thomas Hoepker

Thomas Hoepker“No rehearsal, just one click”

Tom Sachs

Tom Sachs“Consumerism was a ritual”

Liza Lou

Liza Lou“Survival is at the core of it”

Georg Baselitz

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

Dominique Lévy

Dominique Lévy“You need to constantly refill”

Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris“There is no outside”

Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago“Get used to it!”

Christo

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

Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson“Things go wrong and we celebrate it”

Robert Longo

Robert Longo“I went back to the beginning”

Gabriel Orozco

Gabriel Orozco“I try to be disappointing”

Maurizio Cattelan

Maurizio Cattelan“Show them life”

Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor“I have nothing to say”

Robert Polidori

Robert Polidori“Why is there a line?”

Ragnar Kjartansson

Ragnar Kjartansson“I know how to hide my tracks”

Juergen Teller

Juergen Teller“You know when the work is good”

Thaddaeus Ropac

Thaddaeus Ropac“People are hungry for new art”

Marco Brambilla

Marco Brambilla“There’s too much going on”

Peter Blake

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

Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson“It’s okay to get lost”

David Bailey

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

David Shrigley

David Shrigley“There is room for everything”

Robert Montgomery

Robert Montgomery“I tend to like the pathetic”

Thomas Demand

Thomas Demand“Aesthetics are inevitable”

Richard Deacon

Richard Deacon“A stop, but not a finish”

Ralph Steadman

Ralph Steadman“The line becomes more aggressive”

Space Invader

Space Invader“You own the city”

Brigitte Lacombe

Brigitte Lacombe“My entire life has been my work”

Peter Saville

Peter Saville“I never had to answer to anyone”

André Saraiva

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

Thomas Struth

Thomas Struth“Now you've made it”

Anton Corbijn

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

Marina Abramović

Marina Abramović“I've always been a soldier”

Larry Clark

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

Mr. Brainwash

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

Ryan McGinley

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

Gilbert & George

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

Julian Schnabel

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

Mel Ramos

Mel Ramos“Why not be naked in public?”

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