Interviews

Artistic Practice  with Maxim Ryckaerts
Article date: Thursday, August 8, 2019

Artistic Practice with Maxim Ryckaerts

"My work questions the volatile nature of the stuff we’re surrounded with everyday. I try to tell an urban story in a wayward manner, with the recurring theme of the strange interaction between language and matter. I have an ongoing fascination with symbols, icons and puzzles".

Street Art to the Gallery: Interview with Revolue (Antipop), Brazil
Article date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Street Art to the Gallery: Interview with Revolue (Antipop), Brazil

"Graffiti is something to have fun with, but it also has a serious message. That’s why I don’t consider myself a graffiti artist anymore. For me, real graffiti artists are on the streets every day, tagging all around, sending messages...I like to observe, to hang with street artists. I truly respect them. My main goal is always to make people think - think about themselves, think about the city with a funny or sarcastic taste. In the end, its art, and for me, art is all about happiness".

The Aestheticized Interview with Denis Brun (France)
Article date: Monday, July 8, 2019

The Aestheticized Interview with Denis Brun (France)

"I think that art has not such a social role that contemporary society would like us to believe. Especially when it is used as a substitute to real politic or education to try to badly fix a certain lack of social cohesion, economical fragility or cultural poverty. At this level, society's expectations of the unifying and restorative potential of art (and artists) are totally disproportionate".

An Interview with the New Owners of Art Düsseldorf
Article date: Friday, June 21, 2019

An Interview with the New Owners of Art Düsseldorf

"I believe Art Düsseldorf has great potential for growth and I’m always interested in working with fairs that add value to the market. Walter Gehlen and his team have enjoyed two very successful editions - we can now couple this with the experience and knowledge Angus Montgomery Arts has garnered from over 40 years of establishing contemporary art fairs. Welcoming Art Düsseldorf into our portfolio will, I hope, enable the fair to benefit from our wider international audiences of collectors, exhibitors and partners".

Interview with Koen Broucke
Article date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Interview with Koen Broucke

"My drawings and paintings are influenced by my piano playing in a sensual and tactile way and vice versa. I have great admiration for all-round artists like James Ensor. Once he said to Stefan Zweig that he considered his composition work to be of greater importance than his role as a painter. He was also a prolific writer of letters in a very personal and original French style".

On the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square: Photographer Jeff Widener Speaks About Tank Man
Article date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

On the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square: Photographer Jeff Widener Speaks About Tank Man

30 years ago today, a major uprising shook the streets of Beijing. Protesters held ground in an area known as Tiananmen Square. Images of the protest appeared in the press around the world and a single photograph known simply as ‘Tank Man’ seemed to capture the scene in the public imagination and become one of the most iconic photographs of all time. ArtDependence had the opportunity to speak to photographer Jeff Widener about his enduring photograph.

Helen Pheby, Head of Curatorial Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park about Public Art and Sculpture Society
Article date: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Helen Pheby, Head of Curatorial Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park about Public Art and Sculpture Society

"The relationship between Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s location and identity is absolutely fundamental. The physical landscape we curate and the backdrop of industrial towns and rolling hills determines aesthetic decisions about the location of sculptures as well as providing inspiration for artists to develop new work".

Interview with Iris Kivisalu, Porcelain China: Stillness, Movement, Imperfection
Article date: Monday, May 27, 2019

Interview with Iris Kivisalu, Porcelain China: Stillness, Movement, Imperfection

"By standardized beauty I mean the fact that nowadays you mostly have to lay all on the table, on videos, billboards, photos… Everything has to have a fast effect, eye catching moments to reach your primary sexual instincts because everything is about selling something to someone. The easiest way to do that is to bring different female body parts to the game. ...I think that my main goal has been to try to make the viewer feel the beauty instead of actually seeing it in a way".

Concepts into Clay: William Cobbing, Haptic Loop, Cooke Latham Gallery
Article date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Concepts into Clay: William Cobbing, Haptic Loop, Cooke Latham Gallery

The Cooke Latham Gallery in Battersea, south London, opened last December as a new venue for emerging and mid-career artists. It is currently showing its second exhibition: Haptic Loop, by William Cobbing, a British sculptor and multi-media artist (including in video, installation art and performance) who trained in London and Amsterdam. ArtDependence spoke to the gallerists, business partners Clemency Cooke and Charlotte Latham, at the venue, and to the artist via email.

The Aestheticized Interview with Mohamed Thara (Morocco)
Article date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Aestheticized Interview with Mohamed Thara (Morocco)

"The ability to create is first perceived as a rare skill reserved for a few exceptional individuals, and is now considered a widespread and easily accessible phenomenon. This new conception of creation, referred to as the new word "creativity", has taken on such importance that it has now invaded all sectors of human activity".

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