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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.
“Personally I think the icon of the Statue of Liberty has been raped enough, too many people have been claiming whatever stupidity on what freedom might or might not be,” says artist Danh Vo in this interview about his sculptural piece, ‘We the People’.
The story of one of the great poets of the Arab world. How an original poem written for the Syrian president sent him to school, how he got the name Adonis, revolutionized Arabic poetry and lives in the exile of being – in continuous beginnings.
Renowned Danish architect Bjarke Ingels here offers his architectural advice to aspiring architects and explains why architecture is fundamentally important for the world we live in.
“The world was such a better world in paintings than in reality.” Through paintings German filmmaker Wim Wenders discovered the possibility of a different world, and this would later come to define him as a filmmaker and photographer.
We realize how the world looks through models, says German artist Thomas Demand in this interview. And we live with models all the time - in science, media, even the weather-forecast is a model. Without models, we would go mad within seconds.
Was Bill Gates too shy to call Windows Gates? Something about language makes Swedish performance artist Olof Olsson uncomfortable. Find out why in this video about language, humor, small pigs and big discoveries.
"It was the moment when the Arctic was sleeping. But it will wake up again." Meet the young Siberian photographer Evgenia Arbugaeva in this interview about her project "Tiksi", nostalgic postcards from the imagination of a young girl.
"Basically I always wanted to make art about my surroundings." Meet Danish artist Tal R in his studio for a talk about a new series of paintings featuring his hometown Copenhagen.
"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 Albanian-born Anri Sala, who doesn’t trust language, and so increasingly uses music in his video art. In 2013 he will be representing France at the Biennale in Venice.