Interviews

In the studio with… Manuel Mathieu

The Haitian-Canadian artist surrounds himself with unlikely objects to spark his imagination, books about drawing, and about 25 different types of tea

16 Feb 2024

Gesture politics – an interview with Julie Mehretu

The artist layers a multitude of marks to create palimpsestic paintings and prints, but the results are far from purely abstract

15 Feb 2024

In the studio with… Zanele Muholi

The South African photographer believes that an artist’s studio can be a hotel room, a playground, a kitchen, a toilet – or even a crime scene

6 Feb 2024

A collector with a nose for fine wine and fine art

Henning Hoesch is a winemaker with a habit of making distinctions that extends to his collection of Old Master drawings

5 Jan 2024

Exposing the colonial past – an interview with Sammy Baloji

Taking photographs as a starting point, the artist unearths the hidden connections between European colonialism and modern-day Africa

2 Jan 2024

In the studio with… Agnieszka Pilat

The Polish artist who works with Elon Musk and takes her robot for walks believes in technology, but has other idols too

8 Dec 2023

‘I needed a porcelain life’ – Christine Coulson treats a person like a work of art

One Woman Show is a novel about a socialite’s progress through the 20th century, told in the style of wall labels you might find at the Met

24 Nov 2023

The cover stories of Andrew Cranston

The artist’s playful and delicate works, often painted on book jackets, conceal a serious interest in animals, absurdity and art history

24 Nov 2023

Joe Tilson (1928–2023)

In 2018, the British artist looked back with Martin Gayford on Pop art, politics and leaving London for a life in the country

13 Nov 2023

In the studio with… Es Devlin

The multidisciplinary artist begins her work in bed each morning and spends her afternoons cycling to meetings, equipped with two large saddlebags

10 Nov 2023

Robert Irwin (1928–2023)

In 2015, the Californian artist spoke to Jonathan Griffin about the light and space installations that span his 60-year career

26 Oct 2023

The Cornish museum with a thoroughly bewitching collection

The custodian of the largest collection of occult objects in Europe explains the enduring appeal of all things supernatural

25 Oct 2023

Man of the cloth – Karun Thakar on his extraordinary collection of Asian textiles

Among the collector’s many objects is one of the most important holdings of antique textiles in private hands

23 Oct 2023

The Brazilian artists who believed in leisure – and wanted to change the world

The film-maker Neville d’Almeida recalls his friendship with Hélio Oiticica and how they broke down the barriers between work and play and between film and art

13 Oct 2023

Fired up – Daniel Katz on his passion for Islamic pottery

The dealer has made his name through antiquities, Old Master sculptures and modern British art – but when it comes to his own collection, it’s the Islamic world that sets his heart alight

13 Oct 2023

Rebuilding Baghdad – in the new instalment of Assassin’s Creed

Dr Glaire Anderson of Edinburgh University explains how she helped bring Islamic art and architecture to life for the latest version of the video game

11 Oct 2023

Is Frieze Art Fair still a hot ticket?

Seven leading curators, art advisors and gallerists look back on the launch of the London event and consider how relevant it is today

4 Oct 2023

Sophie Calle takes on Picasso in Paris

In the year’s most unusual tribute to the modernist master, the artist is taking over the museum dedicated to him and filling it with her personal belongings

2 Oct 2023
Rashid al Khalifa in his studio, 2022. Photo: Oliver Mark

In the studio with… Rashid Al Khalifa

The Bahraini artist only spends about two hours a day in his airy studio – but that focused time is all he needs

26 Sep 2023

Barn stormer – Sarah Lucas talks shock tactics and country living

Ahead of a retrospective at Tate Britain, the artist tells Apollo that swapping the city for rural Suffolk has led her to more primordial themes

25 Sep 2023

In the studio with… Claudette Johnson

The painter works on several pieces at a time with the occasional break to use her skipping rope

19 Sep 2023

In the studio with… Ranjani Shettar

The Indian sculptor lives and works in a remote rural village where she has to contend with regular power cuts and monsoon downpours

5 Sep 2023

How the Buddha became the Buddha

John Guy, curator of an exhibition of early Buddhist art at the Met, tells Apollo how the new religion transformed art in India

10 Aug 2023
Klara Kristalova in her studio (2021), Magnus Karlsson. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London

In the studio with… Klara Kristalova

The Czech ceramicist works in the heart of a wood in Sweden where animals and insects are her main visitors

26 Jul 2023