Interviews

with artists and curators

How does an exhibition arise? What kinds of ideas and thoughts go into creating it? How does the dialog between exhibition organizer and artist develop? How do artists themselves talk about their work?

Our interviews offer a glimpse behind the scenes. We talk to the curators responsible for working out the concept of an exhibition, who reveal interesting details and background information; and to the artists, who offer personal insights into their work. Hatje Cantz makes art accessible.

Armin Mueller-Stahl 

2019-03-23

Interview with Armin Mueller-Stahl

Interview with Armin Mueller-Stahl

The actor, artist, and East-West traveler Armin Mueller-Stahl talks to the Handelsblatt about the fall of the Berlin Wall thirty years ago, the state of the republic, and moments full of freedom. More »

Jean Molitor 

2018-12-16

Interview with Jean Molitor

Interview with Jean Molitor

From Bremen to Burundi, the photographer Jean Molitor’s goal is to create an archive of modern global architecture. To satisfy his Bauhaus enthusiasm, he’ll risk being arrested from time to time. More »

Yan Wang Preston 

2018-09-06

Interview with Yan Wang Preston

Interview with Yan Wang Preston

An old tree in the midst of a modern city is transplanted at great expense. This happens daily in China’s metropolises. The photographer Yan Wang Preston talked to Spiegel Online about her photography project and  the tree business.

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Leonhard Hurzlmeier 

2018-08-21

Interview with Leonhard Hurzlmeier

Interview with Leonhard Hurzlmeier

Leonhard Hurzlmeier’s colorful oil paintings depict archetypal images of women involved in everyday life. He spoke with curator and editor Christian Ganzenberg about portraits of women in art history and about the difference of painting women and men.  More »

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 »

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