Interviews

‘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

Anthea Hamilton’s journey through Kettle’s Yard

The Turner-prize nominated artist talks to Apollo about Surrealism, what she learned from Jim Ede, and being part of a legacy

7 Oct 2016

A long hard look at Ryan Gander: An interview with the artist

Ryan Gander’s new exhibition at the Lisson Gallery turns the spectator into the spectacle

27 Sep 2016
Simon Starling. Photo: Mikel Patrick Avery

‘It’s really about a collapse of time.’ Simon Starling on his latest project

‘At Twilight’ includes references to Japanese Noh theatre, western modernism, contemporary stagecraft and Eeyore…

26 Sep 2016
John Darlington, executive director of the World Monuments Fund Britain

What’s next for the World Monuments Fund Britain?

John Darlington discusses the organisation’s work to protect heritage around the world, and how recent restructuring will affect its future

22 Sep 2016

The dandy from Van Dyck to Oscar Wilde

In advance of its major Oscar Wilde exhibition, the Petit Palais plays host to an event exploring the dandy through history

11 Sep 2016

How tea changed the history of the world

Nirmal Sethia talks about the Chitra Collection, one of the world’s finest private collection of historical – and explains the true significance of tea

6 Sep 2016
Installation view: Damián Ortega: States of Time, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 2016

‘I like the idea of getting lost.’ Damián Ortega in Edinburgh

The Mexican artist discusses his work, his experimental education and the importance of tools, as his solo exhibition opens at Fruitmarket Gallery

28 Jul 2016
Mary Heilmann

Stories in abstraction: an interview with Mary Heilmann

With her first UK exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, Mary Heilmann talks fashion, finger painting and why Ellsworth Kelly is her hero

9 Jul 2016
The Hamilton-Rothschild tazza. Courtesy National Museum of Scotland

Ten new galleries for the National Museum of Scotland’s treasures

Art and design highlights include treasures from Hamilton Palace and Napoleon’s tea-service

4 Jul 2016
Frances Morris, director of Tate Modern.

A university with a playground attached: Frances Morris’s vision for Tate Modern

The gallery’s new director on the Switch House extension, promoting women artists, and finally having the final say over the collection

16 Jun 2016

The museum that keeps Bath buzzing

Seriousness combines with pleasure at the Holburne Museum, says director Jennifer Scott, as the museum celebrates the centenary of its move to the former Sydney Hotel in Bath

13 Jun 2016
Rijksmuseum director Wim Pijbes has announced that he will step down in August.

‘Museums will have a strong future.’ Wim Pijbes moves on from the Rijksmuseum

We spoke to the outgoing Rijksmuseum director about the internet, Old Masters, and art by the seaside as he prepares for a new role at the Museum Voorlinden

21 May 2016