Interviews Volume 2: By Gerald Matt
The publication at hand is the second volume of interviews recapitulating the conversations I have been able to hold with artists in the course of my work as a director and curator, writes the Kunsthalle Vienna's illustrious Gerald Matt in his foreword to this galvanizing collection. "It reflects and confirms my conviction that interviews within the 'art system' present a particularly suitable form of creating an equal platform of exchange between creators and distributors of art." Featuring conversations with Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, Maurizio Cattelan, Marcel Dzama, Tim Eitel, Barnaby Furnas, Linder, Ryan McGinley, Ricky Swallow and Erwin Wurm, among others, this volume is well illustrated, sophisticated, lively and insightful. It goes a long way toward helping "the image of the 'speechless' visual artist, which--to a certain extent--is still being perpetuated today."