Interviews

Photo: Andreas Laszlo Konrath; courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

‘It’s hard to figure out why Giacometti is so good’

Carol Bove on Alberto Giacometti, the Venice Biennale, and being ‘spiritually Swiss’

17 Apr 2017
Jim Dine photographed in his studio in Walla Walla, Washington, USA, in July 2014. Photo: Jason Teffry

Jim Dine’s six-decade experiment

The American artist is a maverick, especially in the world of printmaking

15 Apr 2017
Tim Etchells and Vlatka Horvat in What Can Be Seen at the Millennium Gallery. Image © Museums Sheffield

‘This human act of paying attention’

Tim Etchells and Vlatka Horvat delved into the storerooms of Sheffield’s museums and discovered the joy of curating (also, a platypus)

22 Mar 2017
'TEFAF Curated - La Grande Horizontale' at TEFAF Maastricht 2017. Photo: Harry Heuts

The art of lying down

Penelope Curtis discusses this year’s TEFAF Curated display, ‘La Grande Horizontale’, which explores the theme of the recumbent figure in art

13 Mar 2017
Wolfgang Tillmans, photographed at Tate Modern in February 2017

‘Equality is the starting point for my life and art’

An interview with Wolfgang Tillmans

8 Mar 2017
Strand (Thus the light rains, thus pours) (2016), Christopher Le Brun. Courtesy the artist and Albertz Benda, New York

‘Joy has to be part of the vocabulary of art’

Christopher Le Brun PRA discusses the musical and mythological inspirations behind his work as an exhibition of his new paintings opens across two US venues

8 Mar 2017
Theaster Gates in the Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago, which houses the Johnson Publishing Company archive. Photo: Mark Peckmezian

‘On some level, I’m just looking for good problems to solve’

Theaster Gates is best known for the regeneration project he initiated in the South Side of Chicago. Such social engagement is crucial to his work

6 Mar 2017
Installation view of Moré moré at White Rainbow, February 2017. Photo: Damian Griffiths; courtesy the artist and White Rainbow, London

‘It was almost as if the stations were crying’

Yuko Mohri talks about looking for leaks on the Tokyo metro system and her new installation at White Rainbow in London

22 Feb 2017
Jannis Kounellis photographed at the Monnaie de Paris, March 2016.

‘Everything needs to be centred on humanity’: Jannis Kounellis, 1936–2017

The artist Jannis Kounellis has died in Rome at the age of 80

17 Feb 2017
Fünf Lichtscheiben, Kosmische Vision (1961–81), Günther Uecker. Courtesy Archiv Uecker

Examining the scars of history with Günther Uecker

The German artist Günther Uecker talks to Apollo about the rise of the European post-war avant-garde

11 Feb 2017
Materials and documents from the artist’s studio on display in Study #15. Untitled (The Ninth Resort), Charles Avery at DRAF, 2017. Courtesy the artist and DRAF. Photo: Tim Bowditch

Charles Avery among the Islanders

This is what happens when you spend a decade exploring a world of your own imagination

2 Feb 2017
Statue of Maya and Merit, c. 1320 BC, Egyptian, Saqqara. Dutch National Museum of Antiquities

Why scan a crocodile?

The refurbished Egyptian galleries at the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities have thrown up a few surprises – including 50 mummified baby crocodiles

30 Jan 2017

‘I used to think art could change the world’

Ahead of a retrospective across three UK venues, Lubaina Himid discusses how black British art has evolved over the past three decades

17 Jan 2017

Puppet master: an interview with Wael Shawky

The Egyptian artist Wael Shawky talks to Apollo about his animated versions of the Crusades

14 Jan 2017
Installation view, showing Volute IV and Volute V by Paul de Monchaux, at Megan Piper, London, 2016

Art and humanity in the work of Paul de Monchaux

The sculptor discusses abstraction, music, architecture, carving kerb stones, and the ‘common enterprise’ at the heart of it all

9 Jan 2017
Jagdish Mittal, founder of the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art, Hyderabad

One man’s lifelong devotion to Indian art

Jagdish Mittal, who has amassed one of the world’s finest collections of Indian art, discusses his dedication to art and instinctive approach to collecting

27 Dec 2016

Bruce McLean: the artist who doesn’t really believe in making art

Bruce McLean’s new paintings may seem like a departure from his earlier conceptual pieces – but not for the artist

19 Dec 2016
Do Ho Suh (b. 1962), photographed at his home in New York in October 2016. Photo: Dina Kantor

For Do Ho Suh, there’s no place like home

‘I bring my home with me wherever I go’

3 Dec 2016
Still from 'It Has a Golden Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon' (2016) by Ulla von Brandenburg. Digital colour video transferred from Super 16. Photo: Martin Argyrogla; courtesy the artist and Art: Concept, Paris.

‘My work revolves around symbols of trust and transformation’

Ulla von Brandenburg’s installations create a theatrical encounter with the viewer, using film, staging, and architecture

28 Nov 2016
Fifty Days at Iliam Shades of Achilles, Patroclus and Hector (1978), Cy Twombly © Courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

Cy Twombly the Francophile

Cy Twombly’s longstanding collaborator Nicola Del Roscio discusses the artist’s love of French culture and the work of the Cy Twombly Foundation

21 Nov 2016

Julia Stoschek on the realities of collecting video art

The German collector, who recently launched a new space in Berlin, talks to Apollo about the challenges and rewards of acquiring a young art form

29 Oct 2016

‘I felt I was more connected in a way with Arab art’

Dia Al-Azzawi on why he sees himself less as an Iraqi artist and more as one from the wider Middle East

22 Oct 2016

Mary Sibande’s alter ego tells the story of post-apartheid South Africa

The Johannesburg-based artist talks to Apollo about what it means to be a young black artist working in South Africa today

21 Oct 2016
(2015), Andrew Hindraker

Is it worse in Europe? A look at art and inequality with the Guerrilla Girls

The anonymous activists on sexual and racial discrimination, Donald Trump, and why it’s actually better in Poland

7 Oct 2016