Face to Face

Interview with Franklin Sirmans

Interview with Franklin Sirmans

“We believe in the space of the museum, as this is the place where people come together and get educated and entertained at the same time.”
As with most curators, Franklin Sirmans started as an arts writer for magazines, in his case Flash Art and Artnews. Before being appointed department head and curator of [...]



I Like the Direct Experience of Documentation: A Conversation with Artie Vierkant and Parker Ito

I Like the Direct Experience of Documentation: A Conversation with Artie Vierkant and Parker Ito

“With more and more media readily available through this unruly archive, the task becomes one of packaging, producing, reframing, and distributing; a mode of production analogous not to the creation of material goods, but to the production of social contexts, using existing material. What a time you chose to be born!”—Seth Price wrote [...]



Between Past and Present: Ivan Grubanov and Vangelis Vlahos discuss their project, 'Current Pasts,' with Daphne Vitali

Between Past and Present: Ivan Grubanov and Vangelis Vlahos discuss their project, ‘Current Pasts,’ with Daphne Vitali

Current Pasts is a collaborative project that brings together Greek artist Vangelis Vlahos and Serbian artist Ivan Grubanov. In their visual research, both focus on an exploration of history and the role of memory, recording latter-day sociopolitical and historical developments and attempting to offer relevant interpretations. They often probe their native countries’ recent [...]



“But I could be wrong.” Interview with Trevor Paglen

“But I could be wrong.” Interview with Trevor Paglen

Last September, an artwork was sent into eternity. The artwork is an ultra-archival disc, micro-etched with 100 photographs and encased in a gold-plated shell; eternity was reached thanks to the communications satellite EchoStar XVI, launched from Kazakhstan into geostationary orbit with the disc mounted to its anti-earth deck. EchoStar XVI will broadcast more [...]



Interview with Martha Rosler

Interview with Martha Rosler

“Feminism is a viewpoint that demands a rethinking of questions of power in society and thus has undeniable potency.”
By Paco Barragán
Martha Rosler is a prolific American artist and writer. Her works range from photo-text to video, performance and installation. At the center of her artistic practice are sociopolitical concerns related to, among others, [...]



Breaking the Rules of Storytelling. A Conversation with Eija-Liisa Ahtila

Breaking the Rules of Storytelling. A Conversation with Eija-Liisa Ahtila

For two decades, artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila (b.1959) has been a central figure in the vanguard movement of putting a new face on film installation art. Chrissie Iles, Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, identifies the phenomenon as bringing the “black box of cinema into the white box of [...]



Staging Video and Film

Staging Video and Film

A Conversation between Tim White-Sobieski and Hans Op de Beeck
Visual artists Tim White-Sobieski (USA) and Hans Op de Beeck (Belgium) have accepted ARTPULSE’s invitation to discuss their new media and film practices and the challenges of both current technology and the art market.



Embedded Art Practices

Embedded Art Practices

A Conversation between Marisa Jahn and Joseph del Pesco
On the occasion of the launching of Byproduct: On the Excess of Embedded Art Practices, published by YYZ BOOKS and REV, we have invited the editor, artist, and writer Marisa Jahn, and Joseph del Pesco, Program Director of Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco, one of the [...]



Alternative Spaces, Alternative Ways

Alternative Spaces, Alternative Ways

A Conversation between Steven Rand and Gijs Frieling
American Steven Rand and Dutch Gijs Frieling have many things in common, among them being an artist and running an alternative space like apexart in New York and W139 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The following is an exchange about their experiences and expectations in the art world.
Gijs Frieling [...]



Challenges of Curating Today

Challenges of Curating Today

A Conversation between Lara Pan and Filip Luyckx
‘Face to Face’ starts a new series in which ARTPULSE invites two art professionals to share their opinions about their practice in a totally free and ‘unplugged’ manner. For this first conversation we invited independent curators Serbian Lara Pan and Belgian Filip Luyckx, both based in Brussels.
Founder of [...]