Contributions by Ai Weiwei, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Matthew Day Jackson, Elmgreen & Dragset, Valér
Design by Sandra Praun
2013, English, softcover
304 pages, 17 x 23 cm
Genius, bohemian, social rebel, moral provocateur, charismatic visionary... The artist has always been surrounded by enchanting myths. Today, in a globalized world, images and information are easily visible and accessible, which has in some ways undermined and transformed the notions of the artist and of the public. The new relationship between the artist and the art market is especially interesting and complex as it oscillates between celebration and indifference, between affirmation and a refusal of the market and its opportunities. In a series of interviews, contemporary artists reflect on the idea of being an artist today, talking about their private motivations and ambitions, about art in general and their art in particular, and about their experience of the transformations that are shaping the world today.
Participating artists: Ai Weiwei, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Matthew Day Jackson, Elmgreen & Dragset, Valérie Favre, Urs Fischer, Subodh Gupta, Terence Koh, Michael Kunze, Gabriel Lester, Eoin McHugh, Boris Mikhailov, Matthew Monahan, Robin Rhode, Andrei Roiter, Willem de Rooij, Stefan Ruitenbeek, Thomas Schütte, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Ulay, Artur Zmijewski and the scientist Robbert Dijkgraaf.