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We met Danish photographer Per Bak Jensen for a talk about desirable ‘hidden things’, and how photographing the world helps him understand it – and himself: “I can’t describe it in words. So instead I’ve chosen to photograph it.”
‘Have you ever been declared judicially incompetent?’ Turkish artist Meriç Algün Ringborg uses her own surreal experience as an immigrant in her challenging art, which confronts the bureaucracy of immigration.
The fabulous furniture of Dutch designer, Piet Hein Eek, has become an admired international brand. Here he reveals his inspiring creative philosophy and introduces us to his 10,000 square meters production unit in Eindhoven, where he executes his ideas “out of chaos.”
Most designers aim at creating innovative things. This makes it possible to be extraordinary by being ‘normal’, according to the unconventional icon of Dutch design, Piet Hein Eek, who has built a brand around designs made from discarded materials.
“For me to get involved with a new picture, it has to suggest a sense of impossibility at the outset.” Danish photographer, Thomas Bangsted, discloses how photographic obstacles is his great source of inspiration.
"A million people were killed in 100 days under the criminal indifference of the world". In this interview artist Alfredo Jaar reminds us of the importance of images and why they are not innocent.
Interview with American artist Rosy Keyser about her painting Monterey (2007), inspired by Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival in June 1967.
Danish photographer Thomas Bangsted spends months, even years, completing a single picture, creating what he describes as ‘photographic puzzles’. Come along as we follow him on a quest for the ideal setting.
“I’m not sure whether society has really learnt anything from the Holocaust.” She began her life in Germany as an immigrant and became painfully aware of the prejudice that still exists. Meet young Azerbaijan-born novelist, Olga Grjasnowa.
“Be patient – even with chaos.” Let American author, Lydia Davis, guide you through the insecurities and literary wilderness that upcoming writers often face.
A goddess, a Marlene Dietrich character, a veiled woman. Meet performance artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, who addresses dilemmas of modern life through disguises.
“Every time I’m described as a ‘novelist’, I feel there’s a big question mark after that,” Libyan novelist Hisham Matar jestingly remarks in this playful conversation with fellow American novelist, David Vann, about being essentially unoriginal.