Subtext & Discourse | Art World Podcast

Subtext & Discourse | Art World Podcast

The art world and associated market are famously opaque and can at times be exclusive. Berlin based gallery director and educator Michael Dooney speaks with artists, curators and other professionals who share their personal experiences of this unique field. If you have ever felt unsure about walking into a gallery, wish to understand more about creativity or better understand how this complex industry works, then tune in every second Monday to hear the insightful conversations with these inspiring individuals.

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November 28, 2023 38 mins

Boris Eldagsen was born in Pirmasens, West Germany, in 1970.

He studied media and drama, philosophy, and German studies at the University of Cologne (1991–92). From 1992 to 1998 he concurrently studied philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, and visual art at Mainz Academy of Fine Arts. During that time, he also studied visual art at the Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication in the University of Hyderabad, ...

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Stephanie O'Connor (she/her) is a Pākehā/tangata tiriti artist from Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (New Zealand). She is currently based in Berlin, Germany. Her work uses photography as a vehicle to rework memory through obsessive editing, rearranging and compositing.

Interview with Stephanie O’Connor recorded by Michael Dooney on 29. June 2023 in Neukölln, Berlin.

 

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Anne Schwanz co-founded OFFICE IMPART together with Johanna Neuschäffer in 2018.

OFFICE IMPART is a multi-dimensional space and platform for contemporary art. Their activities take place on site in Berlin – or anywhere. The founders Anne and Johanna, are experts for (and on) changing the art world. They develop exhibitions on- and offline, with classically produced and digital works. They build bridges to art – and sell it.

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Alessa Widmer is a young curator, PhD candidate and photography enthusiast based in Zurich, Switzerland. She is currently the artistic director of Photo Basel, Switzerland’s first and only international art fair dedicated to photography based art.

Interview with Alessa Widmer recorded by Michael Dooney on 23. June 2023 in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

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Hannah Watson is the co-founder and director of contemporary art gallery TJ Boulting, as well as the director of independent art publisher Trolley Books.

TJ Boulting was founded in 2011 by current director Hannah Watson and the late Gigi Giannuzzi, taking its name from the landmark Grade II* listed Arts & Crafts building it inhabits in Fitzrovia, central London. The gallery represents a dynamic group of emerging and mid-career ...

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Laura Noble is the Director of L A Noble Gallery (LANG) in London. The gallery focuses on contemporary positions and features a majority female representation. Laura is also a writer, author of The Art of Collecting Photography, founder of FIX Photo Festival, a multidisciplinary artist, as well as being a judge on many photographic competitions and residency programmes, running workshops, participating on portfolio reviews and more...

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Barbara Wolff, born in 1951 in Kyritz in the Prignitz region of the State of Brandenburg, is the daughter of photographer Werner Hinz. After completing high school she trained as a photographer in her father’s photography business and then went on to study photography at the Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig. After gradating she worked as a freelance illustrator, photographer, and designer. During this period her style is defined by ph...

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Es­tab­lished in 2004, Robert Morat Ga­lerie is a con­tem­po­rary art gallery, pri­mar­ily fo­cussing on emerg­ing po­si­tions in con­tem­po­rary pho­tog­ra­phy and photo-based art. Founded in Ham­burg, the gallery has since moved to Berlin and is now lo­cated on Lin­ien­strasse in the Mitte art dis­trict. The gallery is a reg­u­lar ex­hibitor at in­ter­na­tional art fairs such as PARIS PHOTO, Photo Lon­don, UN­SEEN Am­s­ter­dam or...

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The Belgian collector, Alain Servais, started collecting art in the late 1990s. With a strong focus on emerging artists, Alain has built up a significant contemporary art collection which is highly versatile and forward-looking. Alain is also among the first to collect digital art and support young artists by offering residency program in his loft in Brussels where he keeps his collection. One of the most committed and passionate c...

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Narda van ‘t Veer, gallerist, photography collector and agent. In 1977 Narda van 't Veer stumbled upon the work of Guy Bourdin. Her love for photography was born and a few years later she graduated from her studies in marketing & economics at HTS, after which she founded an advertising agency specialised in fashion campaigns. Through her work as an art director she meets a variety of photographers and in 1988 she decides to start h...

  • Marc Barbey, Collector and Founder of Collection Regard, Berlin. Collection Regard is the photographic collection of Marc Barbey focusing on German photography, especially photography related to Berlin. Marc Barbey is administering the estate of Hein Gorny (1904-1967). Acting as an archive as well as an exhibition space, publishing house and gallery, Collection Regard deliberately takes a position between museum and gallery. The ai...

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    Christophe Guye was the owner and managing director of a communications agency in Zurich for 15 years, which was taken over by an international agency network in 2004. Since 2006 he has worked as a gallery owner and art dealer for contemporary photography. In the same year, he opened his gallery – formerly SCALO|GUYE Gallery – in Los Angeles, which has been based in Zurich since 2010 under the name Christophe Guye Galerie and repre...

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    Georgina Adam is a journalist and author who has been writing about the interactions of art and finance since the 1980’s. From 2000 until 2008 she was the Art Market Editor of The Art Newspaper where she is currently the Editor-at-Large. She is a contributor to the Financial Times Life & Arts Section, and lectures at Sotheby’s and Christie’s institutes in London. Georgina initially studied Islamic Art at the Ecole du Louvre and als...

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    Dr. Susan Bright is an Australian/British curator currently based in London. She has a specialisation in lens-based arts and contemporary visual culture with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary and international programming. She was a curator at the National Portrait Gallery in London before deciding to work independently in the early 2000s. Her professional life has brought her to live in London, New York and Paris where she has wor...

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    Michael Barnett is the art features writer for STATE-F22 magazine and special projects lead at Arts Bermondsey Project Space Gallery SE1. Cultural live interviewer for private views and events. Salon organiser for ARTPARTY & KARMA BASEMENT. Radio & TV work and Curator Exhibitions at Sea Spirit of Discovery Saga.

    Interview with Michael Barnett recorded by Michael Dooney on 2. November 2021 in London, UK.

     

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    Kerem Asfuroglu is a lighting designer, graphic artist and the founder of Dark Source - a lighting design studio driven by social and environmental values.

    Following his graduation from Wismar University - Architectural Lighting Design MA in 2010, Asfuroglu has worked at Speirs+Major as a senior member of the creative team for almost 8 years. He worked on a diverse range of projects which include Battersea Power Station and Covent ...

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    Saul Robbins is interested in the ways people interact within their surroundings and the psychological dynamics of intimacy. His photographs are motivated by observations of human behaviour and personal experience, especially those related to loss, unity, failure, and the latent potential residing in traditional photographic materials and personal history. Robbins is best known for “Initial Intake”, which examines the empty chai...

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    Jessica Backhaus was born in Cuxhaven, Germany in 1970 and grew up in an artistic family. At the age of sixteen, she moved to Paris, where she later studied photography and visual communications. Here she met Gisele Freund in 1992, who became her mentor. In 1995 her passion for photography drew her to New York, where she assisted photographers, pursued her own projects and lived until 2009.

    Jessica Backhaus is regarded as one of th...

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    Valerie von Meiss is the founder of The Curve a private project space and nomadic gallery in Berlin which has a focus on contemporary collage.

    the Curve is a private art space and nomadic gallery exclusively dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of contemporary collage art. Young emerging as well as established artists are given a platform here. Founded 2017 in the hallway of a private apartment in Berlin Mitte, the Curve regul...

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    Elena Feijoo is the founder and managing director of the Berlin based art gallery Exgirlfriend EGF UG & the non-profit art studio building/art service provider Human Esthetic Resources HER gUG.

    Exgirlfriend is a contemporary art gallery showcasing experimental works from emerging artists, and HER is a studio complex and non-profit art service provider. Elena Feijoo is the majority shareholder of both businesses and currently manage...

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