Benjamin Quabeck

When I want to tell a story I have to transfer the story into a certain universe – Interview with director Benjamin Quabeck

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This mix of purposefulness, concentration and intuitive flexibility seems to be Benjamin Quabecks formula to break out of established structures. “In principle one moves in a pitched field which one tries to expand in order to create something new. At the moment when I want to tell a story I have to transfer the story into a certain universe.

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Julian Schwokowsky Glow in the dark

It’s about an inner certainty. Interview with painter Julian Schwokowsky

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Based in Berlin Julian Schwokowsky is an artist who pays special attention to his gut feeling. This approach takes place directly from the beginning of his working process but also throughout: “It’s possible that you have five or six ideas at the same time and they might be likewise great from a rational or functional point of view. But then you will decide just for one of them. It’s about an inner certainty.”

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Michelangelo Creation of Adam

From Experience to Creativity: Interview with Neurobiologist Gerald Huether

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Gerald Hüther is a neurobiologist and author. He studied biology in Leipzig and also received his doctorate there. In 1988, he qualified as a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Göttingen and received the teaching license of Neurobiology. Professor Hüther has published a variety of books, most recently “Etwas mehr Hirn, bitte” (“A little more brainpower, please”), where he sums up his experience and insights into the topics of purpose, individual constructiveness and the love of joint creativity.

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Thomas Sattelberger

I am in charge of the medium and not vice versa – Interview with Thomas Sattelberger

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“Passions and art cannot be standardized. The same is true for the carriers of art and passion. Generally speaking, your network has an extreme range of tolerance and includes the possibility of allowing many people to make themselves heard, and to see value in that. Others can learn from this diversity and variety. Secondly, you address ways of how human beings express themselves that have become submerged. Thus, people who are part of organizations, can rediscover themselves.”

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Carleton E. Watkins Donner Lake, California, c. 1860s.

The most interesting thing is experimental playing: Interview with Professor Michael Brater

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In an interview with Age of Artists, education research expert Michael Brater explains how mistakes cannot exist in the area of arts. He has recognized what artists share as a fundamental attitude: “It does not matter if something happens that I did not intend. The question is how I can deal with it. It is only going to be an error if I cannot handle it.” The most interesting thing is experimental “playing”, says Brater.

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Zohar Fraiman Her Name was Flo

‘Painting is like a dance’ – Interview with painter Zohar Fraiman

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“For painting, you need a few things: you need a lot of guts, you need to be passionate and you also need to be attentive and listening. If you don’t have these guts or this kind of strength in your painting, I feel that things don’t really come through. You need to take it from inside and bring it out. […] What helps me a lot to paint is listening to music.

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Hye Young Kim Helsinki

“I consider it as my job to create something new” Interview with Hye Young Kim

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“I always have to paint new things and I may not bore myself. It is always the search for something new. I consider it as my job to create something new” says Korean painter Hye Young Kim in her interview with Age of Artists.

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„Ich muss immer neue Sachen malen und darf mich nicht langweilen, es geht also immer im die Suche nach dem Neuen.

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Bernard Pras Einstein

Intuition beats Statistics – Interview with Artist Bernard Pras

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At first, an exposition of Bernard Pras only slightly differs from a bric-a-brac store. There are piles of objects and materials that seem to be randomly arranged on the ground such as during a Sunday garage sale. However by looking at each of the parts you realize that they are tied together, ingeniously aligned to draw and replicate a well-known image, but only when seen from a certain perspective.

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Georges Seurat Peasant with a Hoe

Artistic practice is based on routine – Interview with Andreas Reckwitz

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“By now, I see the problem that the focus related to goods has shifted too much in favor of novelty and to the disadvantage of routine, although it is clear that especially creative and artistic professions are largely based on routine.To a considerable extent, writing a novel or painting a picture is a routinized technique. It also requires specific skills that need to be acquired and trained in an extended process. ”

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