Dialogues for a New Millennium

Interview with Mary Anne Staniszewski

Interview with Mary Anne Staniszewski

“The installation design functions to reframe in a very powerful way the meaning of the experience and the meaning of the work of art.”
Published in 1998, The Power of Display is still one of the most fascinating and essential books if we want to understand the history and practices of Modernist museum exhibitions. [...]



Interview with Juan Dávila

Interview with Juan Dávila

“Our first modernity in Latin America is indigenous, not a discovery in Paris in the 1870s, something happens there that resists academic, scientific and rational thought.”

By Paco Barragán
On the ocassion of his recent solo show “Juan Dávila: Imagen Residual/After Image” at Matucana 100 in Santiago de Chile, we spoke to Juan [...]



Interview with Sanneke Stigter

Interview with Sanneke Stigter

“Conservation is about the way the artwork can be perceived and not only about how it is presented.”
Dutch Sanneke Stigter holds a Ph.D. in the humanities from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Between 2004 and 2011 she was head of conservation of contemporary art and modern sculpture at the Kröller-Müller Museum. The [...]



Interview with Gamaliel Rodríguez

Interview with Gamaliel Rodríguez

“I often see progress as retrogression.”
Puerto Rican artist Gamaliel Rodríguez (1977, Bayamon) has from the very beginning achieved a particularly recognizable style. His eerie and intriguing work deals with concepts like memory, history and vigilance and is rather “un-Caribbean” in style.

By Paco Barragán
Paco Barragán - Puerto Rico is a small island with [...]



Interview with Ronald Ophuis

Interview with Ronald Ophuis

“With the introduction of violence and sexuality the identification with the victim or the perpetrator is stronger and more intense.”
Dutch artist Ronald Ophuis (born in 1968, Hengelo) has, since the late 1990s when I first saw his work in Amsterdam, built up a consistent pictorial oeuvre in which history, memory and narrativity emerge [...]



Interview with Nat Muller

Interview with Nat Muller

“I am extremely weary of the instrumentalization of the arts for social or political change, as it usually produces mediocre art.”
Dutch Nat Muller is a curator based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. With a background in literature, she ended up, via a detour, specializing in contemporary art and media in the Middle East. Some [...]



Interview with Pamela Z

Interview with Pamela Z

“I’ve become a very hyphenated artist”
Based in San Francisco, American composer, performer and new media artist Pamela Z has built a solid artistic career in which she punctuates voice experiments with live electronic processing, sampling and video. We spoke with Pamela Z about her origins, the interdisciplinary approach in her compositions, and the [...]



Interview with Marc Bijl

Interview with Marc Bijl

“We live in a new era where images are directly thrown in your face.”
Dutch artist Marc Bijl (1970, Leerdam) is currently presenting a big mid-career retrospective at the Groninger Museum in The Netherlands consisting of a selection of his iconic paintings, sculptures and interventions. Elements such as Modernism, graffiti and nationalism get a [...]



Interview with Han Nefkens

Interview with Han Nefkens

“I would not advocate a system where private individuals dictate what should be shown and what not in a public museum.“
Dutchman Han Nefkens (Rotterdam, 1954) is a passionate collector based in Barcelona whose major joy is sharing what he has with others. Instead of the traditional idea of owning works, most of his [...]



Voina: A Russian Revolution

Voina: A Russian Revolution

“Our concept is to screw the authorities till they fall. Voina screws them in an artistic position.“
Voina Group-”voina” means “war” in Russian-is a Russian multi-disciplinary artists’ collective whose actions and performances hover between art, activism and politics. The Russian state has filed several criminal charges against some of its members and has even [...]