Interviews

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

Cornelia Parker on why she relishes curating

The artist talks to Apollo about her obsession with found objects and making art out of gin

18 May 2016

How do you capture a colour? Interview with Ettore Spalletti

The Italian artist discusses his distinctive palette and what he owes to Yves Klein

14 May 2016

Cracks, chance and Japanese philosophy: An interview with Bosco Sodi

The Mexican artist on the importance of artistic process and the arts charity he has set up in Mexico

29 Apr 2016

‘I love the shock of conflict between cultures’

Huang Yang Ping on blurring the lines between Chinese and Western traditions

4 Apr 2016

Why collect only women artists?

Valeria Napoleone discusses her unusual collection, and the importance of her relationships with artists

27 Mar 2016

Contemporary wounds at the heart of TEFAF

The curator of ‘Show your Wound’ discusses his thorny choice of subject and changing ideas

10 Mar 2016

The modern mysteries of Michaël Borremans

The Belgian painter reveres the Old Masters but is ‘ashamed’ by the state of figurative painting today

5 Mar 2016

‘This is what we can do in an encyclopaedic museum’

Sheena Wagstaff on the Met’s ambitious plans for the Breuer building

1 Mar 2016

Christo prepares to walk on water

Christo and his wife and collaborator Jeanne-Claude wanted to walk on water nearly 40 years ago. The Floating Piers project this summer will achieve their dream.

16 Feb 2016
Susan Hiller, photographed by Mark Lyon, 2014

Susan Hiller’s search for the right medium

‘What’s happened to the witch, the German puppet witch?’ Susan Hiller enquires of the waitress…

9 Feb 2016

Omar Kholeif on how the internet transformed art

‘I’ve always been interested in artists who stretch the formal limits of technology’

13 Jan 2016

Ellsworth Kelly (1923–2015)

Remembering the great pioneer of American abstraction, who has died at the age of 92

28 Dec 2015

Hal Foster on art after 1989 and the rise of the zombie

Hal Foster talks to Fatema Ahmed about art after the end of the Cold War, the cultural dominance of zombies, and why he eavesdrops in museums

9 Dec 2015

‘Our Europe is an inclusive Europe’: the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new European Galleries

Lesley Miller, the lead curator of the museum’s new ‘Europe 1600–1815 Galleries’ explains the hard decisions involved in making displays

4 Dec 2015

Solitary Soul: Interview with Lee Ufan

‘My painting is a game, with the canvas as my opponent’

16 Nov 2015

Ugo Rondinone’s love letter to John Giorno

The Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone talks to Imelda Barnard about creating an exhibition dedicated to John Giorno, the American avant-garde poet

2 Nov 2015

Light Years Ahead: Interview with Robert Irwin

Robert Irwin tells Jonathan Griffin about the light and space installations that span his 60-year career

1 Nov 2015

‘Watching this chaos unfurl’: Interview with Joanna Kirk

‘There is an element in my work that is a bit like bringing up small children’

22 Sep 2015

Yael Bartana brings controversial new work to Jerusalem Season of Culture

‘It’s one of the most charged locations I’ve ever been to’.

12 Sep 2015