Sunday, October 26, 2008

Myartspace Interviews: Wafaa Bilal, Vito Acconci, Christian Schumann

A look at past interviews that have been featured on

Imbue, Lamda photographic print, Approximately 44 by 48 inches (smaller-sized prints also available)

Interview with Wafaa Bilal:
“Activist art gets a bad reputation; art is political in nature. You cannot separate the two. Even if you decide not to do political art, that is itself a political act according to Adorno. Which comes first, art or politics? I think art becomes the reflection and the record of time…but life is politics, and usually art imitates life, except occasionally when life imitates art.” -- Wafaa Bilal
Fan City, convertible architectural unit, 1981

Interview with Vito Acconci:
“Everybody uses labels: they give you a handle on things – an over-simplified handle, sure, but without labels, without ads, without words, the world would be an indistinguishable mass, a blur. You can hope, maybe, that people ascribe so many labels to you that none wins out…” -- Vito Acconci

Plastic Youth, 2007, Acrylic on canvas, 52" x 74"

Interview with Christian Schumann:
“I never make sketches. Everything is developed in an intuitive manner. The approach I developed growing up is derived from a mush of ideas from expressionism and the Beats. In painting, one act creates the idea of the next - it is a conversation of sorts which slowly turns into a frustrating puzzle with my own limited nature. Increasingly, the only requirement I need for working is just to have time to do it in the first place as the whole process requires so much of it.” -- Christian Schumann

Take care, Stay true,

Brian Sherwin
Senior Editor

1 comment:

Donald Frazell said...

Left a comment for each of the three, hope you enjoy. And they grow up.