Arts consultant Johan Idema (1973, The Netherlands) has just released the book How to Visit an Art Museum, a light-hearted guide aimed towards the bemused museum-goer. Including 32 tips for tactics to employ while touring a museum to get more out of your visit, the book is practical as well as fun-spirited. We spoke with Idema about the challenges of visiting art museums, viewing artworks slowly and ways of approaching art on your own terms.
Articles with tag 'Interviews'
Following in the tradition of American travel photographers, Yaakov Israel (1974) started taking trips in Israel, his own land of birth, ten years ago and documented the encounters he had on the road.
Safia Belmenouar (b. 1981, France) is a photography curator and historian who has been fascinated with postcards from the French colonies since her childhood.
In this interview, Jamie Diamond speaks about how she got her start in photography, why her work explores the inherent fictions within photography, and how photography has helped her cope with loneliness.
Danish-Iraqi photographer Lina Hashim (1978) undertakes daring photo projects on the topic of Islam.
For her series BOY, Parisa Taghizadeh photographed a young boy and the fairy-tale world he’s created for himself, filled with things that are typically associated with girls: glitter, nail polish, jewelry, pink. Having not yet reached the age when he’s concerned with gender roles and gender politics, the boy plays within the liberty of childhood – a liberty that will all too soon be shaped by external expectations. Taghizadeh recently won first prize at Pride Photo Award 2014 for her project BOY, and she speaks here with Katherine Oktober Matthews about the baggage and complications of photographing your children, and pride of all kinds.
Telling stories through photography is becoming a more complicated affair, going far beyond showing pictures on a wall or in a book. The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam takes note by hosting the exhibition On the Move, a group show focusing on the theme of ‘Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design’. We spoke with Anne Ruygt, junior curator of photography at Stedelijk, about the rapidly changing landscape of photo-based media.
Mazaccio & Drowilal are a young French artist duo that combines kitsch and smart ideas in collage art.
Australian photographer Louis Porter documents evidence of urban unrest in his project The Small Conflict Archive. We interview him on failed attempts at improvement, the transition of an object from usefulness to uselessness and the way that city streets show evidence of those who live there.
For almost ten years, the photo collective Sputnik has focused on Post-Soviet countries, in search of personal stories instead of ‘hot news issues’.