IN CONVERSATION WITH HALEY MELLIN

Artist Haley Mellin currently lives in Union City, New Jersey. Her predominant mediums are drawing and painting. She is the founder of the land conservation initiative Art into Acres. Tell us about your new exhibition Biodiversity and Betadiversity at Dittrich & Schlechtriem Gallery in Berlin. The exhibition presents my new paintings and drawings, a result [...]

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IN CONVERSATION WITH TOMÀS SARACENO

Tomás Saraceno was born in Argentina in 1972. Head of an independent laboratory of artistic and scientific experimentation, the artist talks to us about his projects and his environmental commitments. With a research department devoted entirely to the "Arachnophilia"* project, the Studio Tomás Saraceno pulls us into the world of spiders and their webs, probing [...]

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IN CONVERSATION WITH THU-VAN TRAN

Thu-Van Tran was born in 1979 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She lives and works in France. She was recently awarded the Rosa Schapire Art Prize 2023 by the Freunde der Kunsthalle in Hamburg. How do you consider your artistic practice with regard to the issues linked to the climate crisis? My artistic interventions [...]

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IN CONVERSATION WITH SUPERFLEX

Founded in 1993, Danish artist group SUPERFLEX live and work in Copenhagen. In this interview, co-founder Jakob Fenger explains how SUPERFLEX's art transcends traditional boundaries and even exploits humour to spark change and inspire a more sustainable future. Stefano Vendramin: SUPERFLEX has been addressing environmental issues through varied projects over almost 30 years, such as [...]

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IN CONVERSATION WITH RIMINI PROTOKOLL

Daniel Wetzel is cofounder of the theatre-label Rimini Protokoll, together with Helgard Haug and Stefan Kaegi. Based in Berlin, they have created over 300 works over two decades, in public spaces, theatres, art centres and museums, including CCCB, Garage Museum, MAAT, Royal Academy of Arts and many more. Stefano Vendramin: In your works, you interrogate [...]

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IN CONVERSATION WITH MARY MATTINGLY

Mary Mattingly is an American artist. Born in 1978, she lives and works in New York City. Alice Audouin: You are a pioneer of ecological art in New York City. Since 2003, you have mainly created public art, with a strong participatory scope. Mary Mattingly: When I started, my work was not perceived as fine [...]

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IN CONVERSATION WITH CHUAN LUN WU

Chuan Lun Wu is a contemporary artist born in Tainan (Taiwan) in 1985. He lives and works between Tainan and Berlin. Alice Audouin: You are from Taiwan, a country that has experienced huge environmental and industrial transformations. Chuan Lun Wu: I grew up in Tainan, a city in southern Taiwan. Since I was young, Taiwan [...]

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IN CONVERSATION WITH HAROON MIRZA

Haroon Mirza, a leading figure in contemporary art, was born in London in 1977, where he lives and works.  Alice Audouin: How and when did you start integrating solar energy in your work ?  Haroon Mirza:I fell into it by accident! I had to set up an installation at Villa Savoye, a space where using [...]

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IN CONVERSATION WITH KATIE PATERSON

You're a pioneer of art in relation to the environment, commencing from when you were a student with the work Vatnajökull (the sound of) (2007). In this artwork, you connected a live telephone line to an Icelandic glacier, via an underwater microphone. Anyone in the world could then call a number and hear the sound [...]

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IN CONVERSATION WITH YAO LU

Yao Lu (姚璐), born in 1967 in Beijing, is a Beijing-based artist and Professor of Photography at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. Yao Lu creates landscapes from landfills and piles of litter, covering them with a green net before photographing them from different angles. Next, he creates a photomontage made up of details taken [...]

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