Interviews

Yes, the work looks sterile - an interview with Wesley Meuris
Article date: Friday, August 25, 2017

Yes, the work looks sterile - an interview with Wesley Meuris

Wesley Meuris is a Belgian sculptor and installation artist. Having studied sculpture at Sint Lukas School of Arts in Antwerp, he began exhibiting large-scale sculptures that explore the ways we classify and explore the world around us. His latest exhibition at the Annie Gentils Gallery opens in September.

“The beginning of the 21st century is a great time for the world’s autodidacts.” An interview with Peter Shear
Article date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

“The beginning of the 21st century is a great time for the world’s autodidacts.” An interview with Peter Shear

Sitting down to read an article in Vulture by Jerry Salz titled ‘The Art World Needs a Jolt. The Electricity Is Coming From Some Surprising Places’ I was struck by one particular line. It fascinated me. Salz writes “Now come the small geometric abstractions of Peter Shear who combines personal geometries, Andrew Masullo and Raoul De Keyser. Bookmark this artist.”

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Talk Exclusively to Artdependence Magazine
Article date: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Talk Exclusively to Artdependence Magazine

TMOCA is a fascinating museum in the heart of Tehran. It is thought to own one of the most important collections of art in the Middle East, although relatively little is known about the works that are currently in the collection. The museum is currently working towards showing their pieces outside of Iran - a generous offer that is unlikely to prove easy to manifest. Artdependence are very proud to have been offered the opportunity to speak to senior staff members at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.

Hi, I'm Chota13 from Commune 13 (Medellin)
Article date: Monday, August 7, 2017

Hi, I'm Chota13 from Commune 13 (Medellin)

John Alexander, of his artist name Chota13, is a graffiti artist aged 27 years. He wears the unifrom of young people from all over the world: a t-shirt, sports pants and sports shoes. His story could be that of any young man too fast pushed from these sensitive areas that surround world metropolis. His is called Comuna 13, in Medellin, Colombia, antechamber of hell yesterday, now famous for its graffiti gallery in the open air and its escalators.

WISE SIGHTS OF TIME
Article date: Sunday, August 6, 2017

WISE SIGHTS OF TIME

Aesthetic views expressed by the art of painting in Tim Eitels work are often wise abstractions of increasing complexities on inner perceptions and sensitivities. An astonished glance searching for traces of existential themes and legitimations in human life will here be called out on this at first especially quiet and peaceful surface of substantial meaningful art. An unique expression that is influenced from own views of places and encounters as he says.

It’s a privilege to talk directly with an artist - an interview with Margarita Pushkina, Cosmoscow’s Founding Director
Article date: Sunday, July 23, 2017

It’s a privilege to talk directly with an artist - an interview with Margarita Pushkina, Cosmoscow’s Founding Director

This past September, Russia’s contemporary art fair – Cosmoscow - took place for the fourth time in the country’s capital. Although the latest edition hosted a modest number of participating galleries (thirty-eight), Cosmoscow is an art fair that can no longer be overlooked. .. In this interview, we talk to Cosmoscow’s Founding Director Margarita Pushkina about the fair’s current conditions, and her personal preferences in art.

This is how the song, California Calling by the Beach Boys starts...
Article date: Monday, July 17, 2017

This is how the song, California Calling by the Beach Boys starts...

Alex Israel is without doubt a Californian artist. His location is inextricable from his work. In his work you can see the Californian sun, the optimism and the vibrant colors. Over the last few years he has gained attention from critics around the world, both for his pastel-color panel paintings and his acclaimed TV show ‘As it Lays’. His multimedia work is deeply entrenched in the experience of being born and raised in L.A.

“These works productively question and challenge the theoretical categorization of sculpture...” – Mario Kramer, MMK
Article date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

“These works productively question and challenge the theoretical categorization of sculpture...” – Mario Kramer, MMK

Minimalism is about to have one it’s biggest revivals to date. The Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art (MMK) is presenting a major exhibition of minimalist art from the 60s and 70s. Featuring the work of more than 50 international artists, the show is the first of its kind and features the recreation of two historical installations, both originally seen at the Heiner Friedrich gallery in Munich, 1968. Artdependence caught up with Mario Kramer who is curating the show.

"It is saddening … that there is some interest in her work, but only in connection with the scandal"  - Maxim Lozovoy
Article date: Friday, June 2, 2017

"It is saddening … that there is some interest in her work, but only in connection with the scandal" - Maxim Lozovoy

Recently, the saying "There is nothing new under the sun" has acquired unexpected relevance in contemporary art. The scandal associated with the sculpture "Seated ballerina" by Jeff Koons caused unprecedented resonance among both fierce opponents and devoted fans of the work of the famous American artist. The statue was erected near the Rockefeller Center in New York and was exposed as being a close copy of the porcelain figurine of "Ballerina Lenochka" by the Ukrainian porcelain sculptor Oksana Zhnikrup (1931-1993). Artdependence Magazine met with the grandson of Oksana Zhnikrup, Maxim Lozovoy, who told us about his grandmother, what she was like according to family stories, about her fate and creative activity, about the sensation around Koons’ statue, and his own views on what’s the scandal.

“An artist has a tendency to resolve aesthetic issues in very similar and predictable ways.” An interview with Mike Berg
Article date: Sunday, May 21, 2017

“An artist has a tendency to resolve aesthetic issues in very similar and predictable ways.” An interview with Mike Berg

Born in Portland, Oregon, artist Mike Berg has been interested in abstraction since the early days of his career. Feeling connected to countries such as Turkey, Uzbekistan and Armenia, Berg created his own form of artistic expression through geometrical abstractions created on tapestry.

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Museo Jumex (a private art collection based in Mexico City, Mexico) / David Chipperfield. Image © Simon Menges

Museo Jumex (a private art collection based in Mexico City, Mexico) / David Chipperfield. Image © Simon Menges

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