Interview Takis Würger, Reporter + Author,Tel Aviv

Foto: Fabian Weiss

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takis_W%C3%BCrger

http://www.spiegel.de/impressum/autor-14640.html

http://www.takiswuerger.de/

https://www.amazon.de/Club-Takis-W%C3%BCrger/dp/3036957537

Where are you living?
Tel Aviv, Old North.

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)
32.

What inspires you?
White shirts, Vasyl Lomachenko, fast books, Naples, crisp linen, Robert Seethaler, garlic, soft skin,
Chopin, Alter Fischereihafen Cuxhaven, crossfit and Lucian Maftei. But honestly,
William Faulkner said: “I only write when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes at nine every morning.” I stick with that.

Tell me about what you do?
I am a reporter at Der Spiegel and I write novels for a German start-up called Hanser.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
Get up at 6.50, drink kalita filtered coffee, go to the box, write, eat, sleep at 10.

What are some of your favourite source for information?
Der Spiegel. Try it. It’s what we call a Geheimtipp.

How social media influence your life?
It mostly makes me want to buy stuff. Currently very hooked on a pair of grey sneakers.
Almost bought them today before I realized if there is one thing I don’t need, it’s sneakers.

 

Interview Radu Belcin, Artist, Brasov

http://martinmertens.com/kuenstler/radu-belcin/

http://radubelcin.blogspot.de/

 

Where are you living?

I’m living in Brasov, Romania

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

I’m 39

What inspires you?

I’m inspired by nature, everyday life, never actually know what jumps into my eyes. I involuntary make a random selection of what interests me.

Tell me about what you do?

I’m an artist

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

As an artist I try to create something that makes people see other parts of reality that are normally not so obvious and to point out things that usually slip from daily routine.

I don’t have a routine, art is part of my everyday life, but without schedule. My studio is at home, so I work whenever I feel doing it, but mostly all the time. I often enjoy the dawn in my studio after a night shift. I care deeply about my freedom and enjoying very much that I can shape my time as I want.

What are some of your favourite sources for information?

The internet is keeping me connected to the world news, this is one magic thing of our time.

How does social media influence your life?

As I spend a lot of time in my studio, when I’m not traveling, I use social media as an anchor to the art world. I find it a useful tool nowadays.

Interview Maria Chiara Valacchi, critic, independent curator and journalist ,Milan

http://www.paintdiary.com/

http://www.spaziocabinet.com/

https://www.artforum.com/contributors/name=maria-chiara-valacchi

Where are you living?
In Milan

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)
37

What inspires you?
passion, good taste, intelligence

Tell me about what you do?
I’m an art critic, independent curator and journalist based in Milan. Since 2010 I ‘m the co-founder and curator of the non-profit space “Cabinet” which has hosted a series of internationally recognized mid-career artists such as Brian Calvin , Wendy White, Kaye Donachie, Sylvie Fleury, Karsten Födinger, Dagmar Heppner, Chris Succo, Alexander Wagner, Pieter Vermeersch and also some emerging artists such as Amalia Ulman, Alex Mackin Dolan, David Keating, Dan Shaw-Town and Henning Strassburger – www.spaziocabinet.com In 2014 I created “Paint!” an on-line platform exclusively devoted to the diffusion and research of the best contemporary painting, being the first one to take exclusive advantage of the contribution of renowed international painters – www.paintdiary.com. Since 2015 I’m an international contributor to ArtForum International Magazine. As an indipendent curator I have curated more than eighty exhibitions hosted in private and pubblic spaces, the main magazines I have cooperated with are: Artforum, Flash Art, Arte e Critica, Arte, Muse, Playboy and more. For these magazines I have published some monographic pieces and interviews to important curators, collectors and internationally renowned artists such as Hans Ulrich Obrist, Simon Castet, Vincent Honoré, Alex Sainsbury, Anita Zabludowicz, Michaël Borremans, Wim Delvoye, Candida Höfer, Jeff Koons, Jim Lambie, Richard Phillips e Tatiana Trouvé.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
I wake up at 9.30 am – i go to bed very late –

I have two cups of coffee, a shower and I start to reply to emails

Around 12 am I go to the gym, after that I come back home and i cook something for my husband, then it depends on what I have planned for the day, I either go to a studio visit, write an article, or conctact an artist for an interview or prepare for a lecture or I work in my space to organize the next show. I usually finish around the 9/10 pm. Unfortunately I often travel for job and all my plans get upset

What are some of your favourite sources for information?
Mainly the internet, but I also read the newspapers, magazines and a lot of books.

How does social media influence your life?
I think social media are important in contemporary society, but (’m conscious that the) real life is something else

Interview Miriam Jonas, Artist,Berlin

Photo: Christoph Neumann

www.miriamjonas.com

Where are you living?

– Berlin. Luckily very close to my studio.

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

– Lion from ‘81.

What inspires you?

Abandoned houses, weirdly-shaped spaces, architecture in general, engines, old industrial equipment, materials of any kind, music, a lot of silence, then conversations with friends, colleagues and my students at art school, drugstores, underground stations, dollar stores,…

Tell me about what you do?

I would call myself a sculptor, focussed on site-specific objects and installation. I create very clear, at the same time swifting and poetic space interventions.  A mix between minimalistic and figurative work. It´s about finding a three-dimensional language for a space to underline or recreate its history and already existing ambience. I‘m adapting to what I find unique and add new sculptural words.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

I have a love-hate-relationship with a very unpredictable schedule, depending on the projects I am working on. Since I don´t stick to a certain technique or routine, very often I have to see how things go their own ways. I work in extremes. Means, after crazy packed weeks I have to find time to recover. Mostly this time still finds me 😉 I’m a devoted worker, which includes I can be sitting somewhere and staring holes in a white wall. Or into a material. That’s also work, since then blurs are clearing up. So, it’s a mix between very physical material fights and breeding in silence. I can get impatient sometimes, but in the end it always finds me.

What are some of your favourite sources for information?

Grumpy sexists at construction sites and hardware stores. And the rest is also pretty regular. Paper, screens, conversation. And – work-related – ideally going to where I want to have information about.

How does social media influence your life?

I try to disconnect a lot and use social media in waves. I need plenty of alone-time to dig out the essence of each individual project. And for life in general. But of course, professionally I need social media to stay informed and inform others for example about upcoming shows. And to answer your questions!

 

Interview Saralisa Volm, Artist+…,Berlin

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saralisa_Volm

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fikkefuchs

http://www.saralisavolm.de/

Where are you living?
>> Berlin
How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)
>> It’s easy to find on wikipedia (32) and why should I refuse to answer? I’m against ageism.
What inspires you?
>> Everything that inspires me. Might be some trash, might be some art.
Tell me about what you do?
>> Reading, eating, crying, searching, loving, collecting, watching,…
What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
>> There are no typical days for me. I’m a mother of 4. Life for me comes in phases.
What are some of your favourite sources for information?
>> Internet, Books, People, Magazines,…
How does social media influence your life?
>> Can’t tell, I don’t know a life without it. It’s a good tool, like a telephone or e-mail or a
company-homepage.

Interview Tasso, Streetartist, Meerane

http://www.tasso-fassaden.de/

http://www.ta55o.de/

Where are you living?

Meerane,Germany,Europe,earth
How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

At the moment, after a two-week mission in northern Denmark,
On the return flight from Karup wait and write a moccacino drink.
But you could also say in summary, something like street art, especially graffiti –
the photoREAList painting with spray can
What inspires you?

My environment in every way and information that seizes me
Tell me about what you do?

At the moment, after a two-week mission in northern Denmark, On the return flight from Karup wait and write a moccacino drink. But you could also say in summary, something like street art, especially graffiti –
the photoREAList painting with spray can

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

unfortunately often wake up too early, then 6:20 with first coffee culture time on 3Sat in bed,
depending on where, breakfast platter at Gisela or right there. Then from earliest to possible
Long / or. to the end to work on a wall or (usually in winter) in the studio on canvases.
More often are office days, meetings with customers or any people and besides, the (single) household

What are some of your favourite sources for information?

all!

How does social media influence your life?

more than I sometimes like, but I appreciate that, too non-binding “being in touch” with others.
But inclusive WhatsApp goes there on the day for sure an hour and sometimes I think Take a look around rather than constantly on the display! But most of the time it’s something for me as well, like that right now …

Walzmühle Geschichte

1872 Kaufmann, Straus & Co.” gründen eine kleine Mühle in Frankenthal
1885 Übersiedlung von Frankenthal und Bau einer Mühle mittleren Umfangs.
1894 Beginn des vollständigen Neu- und Umbaus der Mühle zur Steigerung der Vermahlungsleistung
Ende 1905 wurde das Gebäude durch einen Großbrand zerstört
1985 Die technische Einrichtung ging nach der Stilllegung im Jahr 1985 verloren.
1994 Abriß der Walzmühle bis auf die Direktionsvilla und die Fassade.
1998 eröffnete das mit großem finanziellem Aufwand errichtete Einkaufs- und Kinocenter in der Walzmühle.

Interview Alexander Binder, Artist, Stuttgart

 

http://www.alexanderbinder.de/

Where are you living?
Stuttgart, Germany
How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)
41
What inspires you?
Gustave Moreau, meditation and history books.
Tell me about what you do?
I’m a photographer interested in all things mystic, surreal and occult.
Actually I’m trying to take images of things that are invisible to the eye.
What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
It depends on the weekday. From Monday to Thursday, I’m earning money with my
day job to support my photo journeys.
Friday to Sunday I spent most of the time on reading, watching out of the window and
improving my photography.
What are some of your favourite sources for information?
I’m pretty old school … besides some online-magazines, mainly museums and
libraries.
How does social media influence your life?
I like to use social media. Nevertheless I appreciate the approach of American author
Jonathan Franzen. Social media should serve us to start conversations in real life
and widen our perspective. Not to replace it with some kind of digital mirror, where
we constantly stare at ourselves.

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