Interviews

View of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, located in the triforium at Westminster Abbey, London.

‘The space has an otherworldly quality’ – Stuart McKnight on Westminster Abbey

A conversation with Stuart McKnight of MUMA, the architects responsible for the new galleries in the triforium at Westminster Abbey

11 Jul 2018
Stone Alignments/Solstice Cairns (1979), Michelle Stuart.

Stones, scrolls and the mysteries of the universe – an interview with Michelle Stuart

The American artist looks back on half of a century of working in and with the landscape

10 Jul 2018
Installation view of ‘Edmund de Waal: Early work – vessels from the Rosenheimer Collection’ at the New Art Centre, Roche Court, Wiltshire, 2018.

Edmund de Waal looks back at his early porcelains

An interview with the British ceramicist, who reflects on a formative relationship with a collector of his art

18 Jun 2018
Journey to Mount Tamalpais (detail; 2008), Etel Adnan. Private collection

‘The colours I use are the colours of California’ – an interview with Etel Adnan

The Lebanese–American painter and poet talks about her love of the Golden State and the difference between her painting and writing

16 Jun 2018
Rondo (1971), Sam Gilliam. Kunstmuseum Basel

‘I’ve always insisted on remaining an artist’

Sam Gilliam has consistently challenged the traditional premises of painting. As he tells Apollo, his need to make art is as urgent as ever

11 Jun 2018
Chantal Joffe photographed in her studio in March 2018.

Chantal Joffe on painting, pastel and parenthood

An interview with the British artist, renowned for expressive portraits of family, friends and fellow artists

26 May 2018
Christian Boltanski in his studio in Paris in March 2018, photo: © Elizabeth Young

Christian Boltanski expands his repertoire

The French artist explains why organising a retrospective is like rustling up a meal

1 May 2018

‘Every work I create is a mathematical dream’ – an interview with Beatriz Milhazes

Beatriz Milhazes discusses colour, craft, and collaboration – and what her work owes to her native Brazil

24 Apr 2018
Installation view of ‘The Roof Garden Commission: Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

‘It feels like the sculptures have landed on the roof’

Huma Bhabha discusses sci-fi, politics and her Roof Garden Commission for the Metropolitan Museum of Art

23 Apr 2018
Iceberg Hits (2018), Eva Rothschild.

‘My sculptures don’t exist in a vacuum’

Eva Rothschild talks about her work and influences – from minimalism to Ireland’s coastal landscapes

5 Apr 2018

‘I don’t call myself a printmaker’ – an interview with Christiane Baumgartner

Christiane Baumgartner uses the very traditional medium of the woodcut to capture the complexity of the modern world

26 Mar 2018

‘It’s a record of my life, translated into art’

An interview with Joan Jonas, on the occasion of the artist’s major retrospective at Tate Modern

17 Mar 2018

‘We want to get people involved in their city’

Judikje Kiers, director of the Amsterdam Museum, on the museum’s expansion plans and its TEFAF loan exhibition

7 Mar 2018
Meeting You Halfway II (2009), Anthony McCall. Installation view, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, 2009.

Light, fire and smoke – an interview with Anthony McCall

Anthony McCall talks about sculpting with materials such as light and fire – on view in Wakefield and London

1 Mar 2018
Installation view, ‘Power and Beauty in China's Last Dynasty: Concept and Design by Robert Wilson’ at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2018, Courtesy the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Robert Wilson creates a feast for the senses

The celebrated theatre director and artist explains his approach to creating exhibitions

26 Feb 2018
Daimyo armour (18th century), Japan. Private collection, France.

‘This exhibition is about forces enacted on the body’

George Henry Longly discusses his exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, which features eight Japanese armours

19 Feb 2018

‘Painting has its own identity’ – an interview with Giorgio Griffa

The Italian painter discusses music, poetry and the unfinished nature of his art

29 Jan 2018
Rasheed Araeen.

‘There is an element of optimism in my work’

Rasheed Araeen talks to Apollo about six-decades of making visually arresting and politically engaged art

27 Jan 2018
The Hayward Gallery, London, 2017, photo: Morley von Sternberg

‘The most substantial Kunsthalle in London’

Ralph Rugoff, the director of the Hayward Gallery, explains what the revamped brutalist building has to offer artists and audiences

2 Jan 2018
My Hands (2017), Polly Apfelbaum.

‘Feminism is just another colour in the work’

Polly Apfelbaum talks about bodies – human and mythic – in her new show at Frith Street Gallery

11 Dec 2017

‘Sculpture is part of the public realm’

Mark Handforth discusses his commission for the ICA Miami’s new home – and the city’s thriving art scene

5 Dec 2017

‘I always felt that paintings had a lot of ego’

R.H. Quaytman talks to Apollo about the problems and possibilities of painting

26 Nov 2017
Film still of A Single Voice (2017) by Susan Philipsz (b. 1965).

‘I’m interested in the architectural concerns of sound’

Susan Philipsz talks about her new work at BALTIC, dismantling an opera about space, and the power of the human voice

30 Oct 2017
Soccer Player, (1964), Ilya Kabakov, private collection. © Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

Back in the USSR: an interview with Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov are a formidable artistic partnership, whose work takes a piercing look at life in the Soviet Union

19 Oct 2017