'I am an activist, feminist artist'
features 31.03.10 Ingrid Commandeur
Witte de With
20/02/10 - 25/04/10
In the exhibition ACT V: POWER ALONE in Witte de With the Turkish artist Canan Senol shows the intriguing video-animation Exemplary. In her work she addresses the role of religious, political and patriarchal foundations that structure everyday life. Ingrid Commandeur interviewed Canan Senol in Istanbul.
At the special request of METROPOLIS M, Elaine Sturtevant (1930) answers a few questions about her exhibition in Paris.
I did not have Relational Asthmatics with that Woman, althoug I did cough in her Lemongrass Soup
An Interview with Michael Portnoy
10/12/09 Maxine Kopsa
He dreams of an object becoming a force and has already coined a term for it: ‘objection’. The New York artist, choreographer and performer Michael Portnoy is obsessed with energy and movement and continually puts it into practice. For instance, with table-sized game boards that literally make the players dance to his tune.
Behind the ‘Collection Dubai’
Interview with curator November Paynter
features 21.09.09 Maxine Kopsa
SMART Project Space
07/09/09 - 25/10/09
Until October 25th SMART Project Space in Amsterdam plays host to Collection Dubai by Istanbul-based curator November Paynter. Maxine Kopsa interviewed her about the exhibitions backgrounds.
Is there such a thing as a generation? What would its characteristics be? The current generation of those in their late twenties and early thirties is described as relatively bourgeois, very professional, purist, without rough edges and very strongly structured. Bregje van Woensel (35) converses with sociologist and contemporary Willem Schinkel (33) about the sense and nonsense of generational thinking.
13/07/09 Henk Slager
Daniel Birnbaum, rector of the Städelschule in Frankfurt, curator of Portikus Contemproary Art Centre and sought-after curator for biennial exhibitions around the world, is artistic director for the central exhibition of the 53rd Venice Biennial, entitled Making Worlds. Henk Slager travelled to Frankfurt to speak with Birnbaum on the background to this summer’s most important exhibition.
'The past does not influence me. I influence the past'
An Interview with Adam Pendleton
15/06/09 Krist Gruijthuijsen
The young artist Adam Pendleton is currently making waves with performances, paintings and installations in which he critically examines our interpretation of history and culture. His work is often describe as ‘conceptual’ or even ‘complicated’, thanks to his frequent use of texts both from his own hand and derived from Afro-American literature, music and pop culture. Is Pendleton ridiculing the clichés about black culture, collecting them like a sociologist, or is he trying to initiate a more subtle way of thinking about language and identity? Time to let him speak for himself.