Umělec 1/2006 List of all editions.
Oliver Kielmayer speaks with Olaf Breuning Why didn’t you attend the opening of the Biennale in Prague? I had a production in New York that occupied all my time. For three months I was involved in a new exhibition in the gallery Chisenhale. It was my first important exhibition in London on such a large scale. What did you show in Chisenhale? Most people expected multi-media work with sound…

9th Istanbul Biennial, Antrepo No. 5, September 16 – October 30, 2005 The ninth Istanbul Biennial was shaped by two curators: Charles Esche and Vasif Kortun. The former is an art critic who used to run the Tramway Gallery in Glasgow and currently serves as director of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. The latter comes from Turkey but has lived in the United States for a long time; where he was…

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The art scene is a strange, fickle thing. Almost every year a new trend is proclaimed as if wanting to outdo the tempo of the fashion world flux. The one admired is the one who first spots a new trend which has to be exploited as quickly as possible, and which we have to abandon before it becomes assimilated – in order not to become outdated. Those who yesterday were considered Becher’s proteges …

“Boredom, curiosity and vanity.” These are the three things that brought Belgian artist Francis Al˙s (born 1959) to art. It was a coincidence that took him away from his previous profession as an architect. He says his work, which crosses the borders of single art fields, styles and techniques, stems from his own ignorance. Since Al˙s was never educated in any particular artistic field, he…

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