How do curatorial practice and artworks influence how we perceive what we see? Can they work together to form new ways of exhibiting? The group exhibition „side by side“, which took place in the fffriedrich gallery in Frankfurt explores this notion of collaboration.
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Damien Ajavon is a contemporary and conceptual textile artist currently living and working in Montreal who describes himself as a creative mind, TV-nerd and Dollarstore-Queen. For a long time, he did not consider himself an artist because he could not draw – a skill, he believed, a good artist should have. Now, he knows better: Creativity and the ability to share visions and expressions are his paper and pen.
Fire has the potential to destroy and create: Carlos Runcie Tanakas clay sculptures wouldn’t exist without this amivalent element. Why he sees such beauty in fire and plans to start working with his mother will be revealed in the final part of the conversation.
In the second part of the interview artist Carlos Runcie Tanaka talks about his journey in becoming an artist, who influenced him and why he feels connected to Cat Stevens and crabs.
Carlos Runcie Tanaka: In August, We Sat Down to Talk About Music, the Past, the Present, and the Future
The Peruvian artist Carlos Runcie Tanaka speaks about his life in Lima, the experience to be touched by art, the tactile experience of literally touching art – and why he is thankful to his father.