Interviews

with artists and curators

Matthias Steinkraus 

2018-05-22

Interview with Matthias Steinkraus

Interview with Matthias Steinkraus

For his long-term study, Matthias Steinkraus spent six years, from 2010 to 2016, documenting the apartment block on the Kottbusser Tor, a large crossroads in Berlin, and the legendary 24-hour pub Rote Rose, or “red rose.” In an interview with Leona Koldehoff, he talks about the background of his work. More »

Daniel Sannwald 

2018-02-19

Interview with Daniel Sannwald

Interview with Daniel Sannwald

London based artist-come-photographer, Daniel Sannwald has released his book entitled, Spektrum, showing the best works of recent years. He spoke to Felicity Carter at Forbes Magazine about his start off in the industry,  his aesthetics and inspirations. More »

Ola Kolehmainen 

2018-01-14

Interview with Ola Kolehmainen

Interview with Ola Kolehmainen

Ola Kolehmainen spent three years traveling through Europe, photographing sacred places. He told Spiegel Online about the tricks he used to light the enormous interiors—and why the guards at Hagia Sophia are like siblings to him.

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Gianluca Galtrucco 

2017-09-27

Interview with Gianluca Galtrucco

Interview with Gianluca Galtrucco

Like no other city in the world, Los Angeles encourages the observer to play with illusions—and to be played with in turn. Photographer Gianluca Galtrucco works with this quality and discovers comedic and dramatic images throughout the city that blur the boundary between reality and artifice. The result are mysterious photographs that challenge the observer.

In our interview with Consulting Editor for Photography Art Books Nadine Barth, he talks about what inspires him and how his new book For Your Consideration came into being. More »

Volker Staab 

2017-08-30

Interview with Volker Staab

Interview with Volker Staab

Volker Staab makes room for art: the Berlin-based architect helps water flow through walls, loves installations beneath staircases, and hates the tyranny of industrial norms. Above all, Staab is known for his museum buildings, from Nuremberg to Ahrenshoop, as well as for the sensitive way he embeds the buildings in their often historical surroundings.

For the Tagesspiegel, Björn Rosen and Susanne Kippenberger conducted a long interview with the star architect, which was the newspaper’s lead story on Sunday, August 13, 2017. More »

Maxime Ballesteros 

2017-07-04

Interview with Maxime Ballesteros

Interview with Maxime Ballesteros

Celebrated French photographer Maxime Ballesteros is known for capturing the primal themes that haunt our daily existence. Hees lens sees a version of life that cannot see, or perhaps have become numbt to. Raw emotion, revealed through flesh, leather, stockings and heels. Pictures of death and decay, freedom and exploration.

For the French fashion magazine L'Officiel our consulting editor for Photography Art Books Nadine Barth talked with Ballesteros about his work. Please find here the complete interview. More »

Latif Al Ani 

2017-06-20

Interview with Latif Al Ani

Interview with Latif Al Ani

Latif Al Ani was one of the first photographers in Iraq. He had an active career for more than twenty years, starting in the early 1950s. Al Ani presented the vivid Iraqi culture in its abundance and complexity: besides documenting the westernized everyday life, the political culture and industry, he also captured images of Iraq from the air for the Iraq Petroleum Company.
This interview took place in Baghdad, where he still lives, over several conversations in January and February 2015. More »

Kemang Wa Lehulere 

2017-05-26

Interview with Kemang Wa Lehulere

Interview with Kemang Wa Lehulere

“In his wall drawings, collages, and complex performances, he revisits his own history and the pain of his society by creating poignant images that are never literal or explanatory, but are instead a territory to be traversed, understood, and revealed,” writes
Victoria Noorthoorn, the directors of the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, describing Kemang Wa Lehulere’s art.

In spring of 2017, Kemang Wa Lehulere presented his first institutional solo exhibition in Germany at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in Berlin. Together with the curator Britta Färber  Kemang Wa Lehulere talks about his source of inspiration. More »

Nancy Borowick 

2017-02-08

Interview with Nancy Borowick

Interview with Nancy Borowick

When Photojournalist Nancy Borowick’s parents—Howie and Laurel—were diagnosed with stage IV cancer and simultaneously underwent treatment, she did the only thing she knew how—she documented it. By turning the camera on her family’s life during this most intimate time, Borowick learned a great deal about herself, family, and relationships in general.

We talked to her about her book and project The Family Imprint. More »

Gerhard Richter 

2016-09-28

Interview with Gerhard Richter

Interview with Gerhard Richter

"Art is never just content but always form." For the first time, Gerhard Richter gives a detailed insight into the origins of his famous 1260 Farbfelder (1260 color fields).

He left the color composition to coincidence - as a provocation against the color cult of a Josef Albers or Max Bill.

Equality as effect? Read more in our interview by Stefan Koldehoff.

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Jochen Raiß 

2016-07-28

Interview with Jochen Raiß

Interview with Jochen Raiß

In the current issue of the German art magazine »art. Das Kunstmagazin«, the book »Women in Trees« was presented as »the most charming photobook of the summer«. Jochen Raiß is the man behind this considerable project, that brings together 52 old black and white amateur photos of women sitting in trees.

We met this charming fellow from Hamburg in our Berlin office and had a chat while sitting together with a cup of coffee and a piece of strawberry cake. More »

Stefan Hanke 

2016-04-19

Interview with Stefan Hanke

Interview with Stefan Hanke

A »portraitist of the soul«, the Regensburg-based photographer Stefan Hanke was called by one of the contemporary witnesses. More than ten years he spent visiting concentration camp survivors in seven different countries to portray them for his photo project »KZ überlebt« (Concentration camp survivors).


The encounters were more than mere photo sessions. Our interview gives very personal insights into his work. More »

Kristin Feireiss 

2016-04-01

Kristin Feireiss ENG

Interview with Kristin Feireiss

Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss is a member of the jury for the renowned Pritzker Architecture Prize, which was awarded to Alejandro Aravena on April 4, 2016, at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York City. Publisher Dr. Cristina Steingräber spoke with Dr. Feireiss about the jury’s unanimous decision to honor the forty-eight-year-old Chilean, who is also this year’s director of the Venice Architecture Biennial. More »

Nora Gomringer  

2016-02-17

Interview with Nora Gomringer

Interview with Nora Gomringer

Finding a shared harmony, the poet Nora Gomringer and photographic artist Andreas Herzau have collaborated with the Bamberg Symphony to create a fascinating anniversary publication. The result: over 150 packed pages giving visual form to sound.

We talked to Nora Gomringer about the project. More »

Dr. Thomas Girst 

2015-10-20

The Sense of Movement: When Artists Travel

Interview with Dr. Thomas Girst

Our publisher, Dr. Cristina Steingräber, met with Dr. Thomas Girst, the head of BMW Group Cultural Engagement, to talk about the special program. More »

Frank Horvat 

2015-04-12

Frank Horvat

Nadine Barth, Photography Program Consultant for Hatje Cantz, in Conversation with the Photographer Frank Horvat. (Cotignac, April 12, 2015) More »

William Lim 

2014-05-14

William Lim

"The history of contemporary art in Hong Kong is probably less than twenty years old. It is still a very young art scene, and there will be many new developments in the future. As collectors of Hong Kong art we are just at the beginning, and there is definitely a long way to go." Christoph Noe interviews William Lim. More »

Thorsten Brinkmann 

2014-01-27

Thorsten Brinkmann

“And so what was there was mixed with additions to form something new.” The artist Thorsten Brinkmann in an interview with Caroline Schilling on his house installation, La Hütte Royal, and the crazy desire to combine things that don’t belong together. More »

Alfred Seiland 

2013-09-01

Alfred Seiland

Interview with Alfred Seiland

The photographer Seiland has spent years exploring the traces of the global Roman Empire. The interview was conducted by the journalist Andreas Langen about megalomania, tripod permits, and beach mats in Nero’s imperial villa. More »

Ulrich Seidl 

2013-04-04

Ulrich Seidl

Interview with Ulrich Seidl

“Filming is a process, and I don’t cling to what is in the script.” The director, screenplay author, and producer Ulrich Seidl, in an interview with journalist Thomas Hummitzsch, on his new trilogy of films, Liebe, Glaube, Hoffnung (Love, Faith, Hope). More »

Steve Schapiro 

2012-10-16

Steve Schapiro

Interview mit Steve Schapiro

In the world of photography nothing is real. Above all, you cannot equate it with the truth. The journalist Marcus Woeller interviews Steve Schapiro. More »

Annette Kulenkampff 

2012-07-15

Annette Kulenkampff

dOCUMENTA (13) - Behind the scenes:

Art journalists Nicole Büsing & Heiko Klaas interview Annette Kulenkampff, head of Hatje Cantz Publishers. The conversation took place in a hotel in Kassel on June 8, 2012, during the previews of the dOCUMENTA (13). More »

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev 

2012-06-05

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

dOCUMENTA (13) - Behind the scenes:

Five questions and notes to Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, artistic director of dOCUMENTA (13) More »

Bernd Leifeld 

2012-05-29

Bernd Leifeld

dOCUMENTA (13) - Behind the scenes:

Bernd Leifeld, Executive Director of the documenta and Museum Fridericianum Veranstaltungs GmbH, interviewed by art journalists Nicole Büsing and Heiko Klaas. More »

Annelies Bakker 

2012-05-22

Annelies Bakker

dOCUMENTA (13) - Behind the scenes:

Interview with Annelis Bakker, Back Office Management Assistant for the Technical Production Team More »

Elfi Kopler 

2012-05-15

Elfi Kopler

dOCUMENTA (13) - Behind the scenes:

Elfi Kopler, Worldly Companion, interviewed by art journalists Nicole Büsing and Heiko Klaas. More »

Matthias Sauer 

2012-05-08

Matthias Sauer

dOCUMENTA (13) - Behind the scenes:

Art journalists Nicole Büsing & Heiko Klaas interview Matthias Sauer, head of infrastructure, concerning all topics across the organizational backgrounds of dOCUMENTA (13). More »

Katrin Sauerländer 

2012-04-24

Katrin Sauerländer

dOCUMENTA (13) - Behind the scenes:

Interview with Katrin Sauerländer, Managing Editor Publications More »

Walther und Franz König 

2012-04-17

Walther and Franz König

dOCUMENTA (13) - Behind the scenes:

Interview with Walther and Franz König, Booksellers and Publishers More »

Eva Scharrer 

2012-03-01

Eva Scharrer

dOCUMENTA (13) - Behind the scenes:

Eva Scharrer, Agent dOCUMENTA (13), interviewed by art journalists Nicole Büsing and Heiko Klaas. More »

M. Braschler und M. Fischer 

2011-10-05

Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer

Interview with Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer

Journalist Nadine Olonetzky interviewed Mathias Braschler (*1969 in Aargau) and Monika Fischer (*1971 in the Rhine Valley, Switzerland) about their book, The Human Face of Climate Change. The two photo-journalists spent eight months traveling through sixteen countries and across every continent, in the attempt to put a face to climate change. More »

Dr. Dietmar Elger 

2011-09-20

Dr. Dietmar Elger

Interview with Dr. Dietmar Elger

Art journalist Stefan Koldehoff interviews Dr. Dietmar Elger, head of the Gerhard Richter Archive in Dresden, about the behind-the-scenes work involved in producing the comprehensive catalogue raisonne of Gerhard Richter's paintings and sculptures. More »

Dr. Wolfram Völcker 

2011-07-01

Dr. Wolfram Völcker

"My manual works like a spotlight."

Art journalist Claudia Herstatt spoke to Dr. Wolfram Völcker. More »

Dirk Boll 

2011-03-07

Dirk Boll

“Contemporary art is the key to the future for the art markets”

Art journalist Claudia Herstatt spoke to Dirk Boll, managing director of Christie's, Zurich. More »

Dr. Ingrid Pfeiffer 

2011-02-15

Dr. Ingrid Pfeiffer

Rendezvous with Sewing Machine and Umbrella

Art critic Christian Huther in conversation with Ingrid Pfeiffer, curator of Surreal Objects at the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt More »

Kathrin Luz 

2010-12-29

Kathrin Luz

Interview with Kathrin Luz

Kathrin Luz, head of communications for dOCUMENTA (13), in conversation with art critic Annette Lettau. More »

Markus Schaden 

2010-09-10

Markus Schaden

Interview with Markus Schaden

Journalist Markus Weckesser in Conversation with Markus Schaden (*1965), on the phenomenon of photography books. The Cologne resident owns a bookstore specializing in photo books. More »

Andreas Herzau 

2010-07-05

Andreas Herzau

"In Istanbul, the stones are made of gold"

Art Journalists Nicole Büsing and Heiko Klaas in Conversation with Photographer-Artist Andreas Herzau. More »

Dr. Felix Krämer 

2010-03-15

Dr. Felix Krämer

Interview mit Dr. Felix Krämer

A new retrospective of the work of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, the first in 30 years, will be shown in Germany—and it will change the way Kirchner's work is seen. Art critic Dorothee Baer-Bogenschütz spoke to Felix Krämer, who is curating the exhibition at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt. More »

Mel Ramos 

2010-02-12

Mel Ramos

»That's the way the world is; it's the way I wee it as a painter.«

Hans-Joachim Müller, a well-known German art journalist, spoke to Mel Ramos, American Pop Art painter. More »

Katharina Dohm 

2010-02-08

Katharina Dohm

Interview mit Katharina Dohm

The Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt will be the first museum in Germany in almost thirty years to present a survey of works by Georges Seurat. Barbara Luik, Marketing Hatje Cantz, spoke with Katharina Dohm, Curator at the Schirn Kunsthalle. More »

Dr. Andreas Schumacher 

2009-11-06

Dr. Andreas Schumacher

Interview with Dr. Andreas Schumacher

The art critic Annette Lettau interviews Dr. Andreas Schumacher, Curator of the Botticelli Exhibition at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt. The show runs from November 13, 2009, to February 28, 2010. More »

Wolfgang Scheppe 

2009-10-01

Wolfgang Scheppe

The Escalation of the Globalized City.

Meike Gatermann, Director of Public Relations at Hatje Cantz, discusses the project Migropolis with Wolfgang Scheppe. More »

Oliver Mark 

2009-09-30

Oliver Mark

Red Box Interview with Photographer Oliver Mark

Mark is known for his portraits of artists and celebrities, as well as for fashion spreads and architectural photographs, among other things. More »

Mark Gordon 

2009-09-14

Mark Gordon

The guide through the European art world

The journalist Marcus Woeller interviews Mark Gordon, author of Contemporary Europe. Art Guide: "See art as something to value and to invest in for the future." More »

Annette Kulenkampff 

2009-06-24

Annette Kulenkampff (2009)

Acoustic and visual enjoyment of art

Dr. Susanne Kaufmann, arts editor at SWR Radio, in conversation with Annette Kulenkampff, managing director of Hatje Cantz, discussing the new series, Art to Hear. More »

Dr. Ulf Küster 

2009-03-31

Dr. Ulf Küster

A New look at Alberto Giacometti

Hans-Joachim Müller, a well-known German art journalist, spoke to Ulf Küster, curator at the Foundation Beyeler, about the major summer exhibition Giacometti. More »

David Chipperfield 

2009-02-13

David Chipperfield

Interview with David Chipperfield

Andres Lepik, curator of contemporary architecture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in conversation with architect David Chipperfield on the Neues Museum in Berlin. More »

André Odier 

2008-10-30

André Odier

Interview with André Odier

The journalist Marcus Woeller interviews André Odier, secretary of the Friends of the Nationalgalerie in Berlin. More »

Frank Kunert 

2008-05-26

Frank Kunert

Modelled on Life

Art Journalists Nicole Büsing and Heiko Klaas in Conversation with Photographer-Artist Frank Kunert More »

Jürgen Schadeberg 

2008-05-19

Jürgen Schadeberg

"Showing what people haven't seen."

The Photographer Jürgen Schadeberg talks about his Life and Work. More »

Claudia Herstatt 

2008-05-19

Claudia Herstatt

Interview with Claudia Herstatt

Dr. Anke Manigold talks to the journalist Claudia Herstatt about her new book Women Gallerists in the 20th and 21st Centuries. More »

Dr. Andreas Blühm 

2008-05-19

Dr. Andreas Blühm

Interview with Dr. Andreas Blühm

The journalist Dr. Thomas Köster interviews Dr. Andreas Blühm, director of theWallraf-Richartz-Museums in Cologne. More »

Dr. Ingrid Pfeiffer 

2007-12-11

Dr. Ingrid Pfeiffer (2007)

"We're giving them the recognition they deserve."

The arts journalist Anke Manigold interviews Dr. Ingrid Pfeiffer, curator of the Women Impressionists exhibition at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. More »

Dr. Tobia Bezzola 

2007-12-10

Dr. Tobia Bezzola

»Analysis of Light and Colors«

Annette Kulenkampff, publisher at Hatje Cantz, talks to the curator Dr. Tobia Bezzola about Italian Divisionism and the exhibition Revolution of Light at the Kunsthaus Zurich. More »

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