Episode 31

Episode 31 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Grant Wahlquist, gallerist, writer, curator, Portland, Maine
March 2021, 36 min., Language: english

There are as many ways to become a gallery owner as there are galleries. A perfect example of somebody who treaded a completely individual path is my current guest Grant Wahlquist, owner of the eponymous gallery for contemporary art in Portland, Maine since 2017.
Grant has a broad education and studied a variety of topics. He seriously learned to play classical piano for 15 years, holds degrees in Philosophy, Art and Religion and even attended the fuller theological seminary.
Grant is a doctor of law, he was an associate at a law firm and worked as a freelance attorney before he became an art critic and a curatorial assistant at the Orange County Museum of Art, where he worked on exhibitions by artists like i.e. Peter Saul and Mary Heilman.
Grant talks about his studies and inclinations as a young man, the opportunities and challenges of opening a gallery outside of the big commercial hubs, his fascination with mid-career artists and how to combine business with cultural and philosophical integrity.
It’s a pleasure to listen to his reflections and insights about art, the gallery business and living a good life.

Episode 30

Episode 30 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Haley Mellin, painter and land conservationist, founder of „Art into Acres“.
A 38 min. in-depth talk with Haley, plus an extra 10 minutes of Haley Mellin interviewing Daniela Steinfeld. Recorded March 24, full length 49 min. Language: English.

In this talk, my guest is Haley Mellin, a painter and land conservationist. Haley founded „Art into Acres“, a non-profit initiative supporting artists and artworks in conserving large-scale landscapes for a positive impact on climate, biodiversity and irreplaceable ecosystems. She also founded conserve.org as a platform for people to be able to permanently conserve a single acre of land for the cost of a dinner out.
Her own painting practice happens „on the road“ while attending to conservation projects. She’s working with institutions like Hauser & Wirth, MOMA PS1, MOCA L.A., the Guggenheim and – very recently – the Kunstmuseum Bonn, to name just a few. A large part of her work is dedicated to supporting artists and smaller organisations like non-profits or galleries with their carbon footprints and how to reduce them.
Being an artist, she is the perfect intermediary between the land conservation organisations and the art world and entertains strong, trustful relations with the artists that donate their artworks and participants from the art community who are learning and looking into their carbon emissions through calculation and reduction approaches.
We discuss her upbringing and love for being outdoors, nurtured by her father, who held the view that „giving back is a large part of being alive.“ We talk about how she started painting and exhibiting at a young age and how art and conservation interlace in her life and practice. She shares her profound knowledge and deep insights into how art and conservation, both meant to last, go hand in hand.
This talk celebrates the 30th Episode of „Voices On Art,“ with Haley Mellin as a special guest and with a small „bonus track“: Haley unexpectedly started asking me questions herself.

Episode 29

Episode 29 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Elizabeth Dee, Advocate, Strategist, Publisher, Writer, Advisor and co-Founder of the Independent Art Fair, NYC, March 2021, 57 Min., Language: English

My guest for this talk is Elizabeth Dee, co-Founder of the Inpependent Art Fair and Director of the John Giorno Foundation. She ran her eponymous Gallery in NYC for 18 years and founded the X Intiative, from which Independent developed. Elizabeth now sees herself in a variety of roles –  a Collector, an Artist, a Curator, a Teacher, a Lecturer, a Strategist, an Advocate, an Entrepreneur, a Publisher, a Writer, an Advisor and the Director of an art fair. This is an almost one hour in depth talk about Elizabeth’s background, her upbringing and her studies at an all women’s college, her beginnings as an artist (and cellist) and the many decisions she made and the uncounted doors she went through in a more than 20 years career in the artworld. Coming from a non-privileged background she had to face some hardships and learned everything from scratch, which gave her knowledge about almost all fields of the artworld. She shares her expertise in how to run a gallery, how to develop an art fair – even under dire circumstances – and above all, her deep passion for art and artists. She is very honest and let’s us partake in her personal feelings, thoughts and experiences and thus gives us a lot to think and learn about.

Episode 28

Episode 28 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / JMichael Zimmer, art collector, entrepreneur, consultant, benefactor, founder of „The Inhabited Garden“, Pulheim
February 2021, 35 min., Language: English

My guest today is Michael Zimmer, entrepreneur, investor, consultant, art collector, founder of the sculpture park „The Inhabited Garden“ and editor of the book „A Sculpture Garden.“ Michael is extensively involved in social issues and has initiated or founded various foundations to help people in need. We talk his upbringing and how through art he got „a room on his own“ and that art was his refuge as a young man. He relates how he first studied art history before going into real estate and how he merged these two fields in his life. We talk in depth about his sculpture garden, what the main ideas are behind this unique project, how the international artists are selected and that it’s roots in Northrhine-Westphalia are very important to him. His deep interest lies with the human condition, so he is listening to his guests and extends his hospitality to the artists, their sculptures and anybody who visits the garden. To learn more go to their website: https://www.derbewohntegarten.de, there you find also information about the beautiful book „A Sculpture Garden“.

Episode 27

Episode 27 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Jennifer Higgie, writer, author, editor and host of Bowdown Podcast, London, UK
February 2021, 38 min., Language: English

My guest today is Jennifer Higgie, writer and art critic. She has been Editor at Large for Frieze Magazine and is the host of Bowdown a wonderful Podcast about women in art history, she curated the Hayward touring and Arts Council exhibition „One Day, Something. Happens: Pictures of People“ and wrote and illustrated the children’s book „There’s Not One“. Currently she is working on various screenplays and writing projects. Her book „The Mirror and the Palette: 500 Years of Women’s Self-Portraits“ is forthcoming at Weidenfeld & Nicolson in March 2021. We discuss her art studies in Australia, her moving to London, her transition from artist to writer and her love for painting. We talk the importance of art criticism, the need to highlight all kinds of inequality, including gender inequality. We talk her Bowdown Podcast about women in art history, which is one of the best art Podcasts around and new upcoming book „The Mirror and the Palette: 500 years of Women Self-Portraits“, to be published in March 2021 at Weidenfeld & Nicolson. It’s a personal and insighful talk and I loved speaking to Jennifer. Recorded February 6, 2021.

Episode 26

Episode 26 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Bettina Steinbrügge, Director of Kunstverein in Hamburg, curator, writer, lecturer and teacher
January 2021, 31 min., Language: English

Bettina Steinbrügge tells us how she got fascinated by art as a school kid, how she travelled Europe as a teenager with Interrail and saw all Picasso Museums and how she thinks an institution in the current times in the 2021 Century has to change and rethink to contribute to an ever changing society. We talk about the need for care and empathy, economic and cultural thinking, the need for community and how the digital helps us to communicate and stay in touch with each other. She stresses the necessity to pose new questions and utters her wish that society and politics make a statement for the arts.

Episode 25

Episode 25 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Oliver Koerner von Gustorf / writer, curator, former gallery owner, living in Berlin and the countryside
January 2021, 60 min., Language: English

In this first Episode of 2021 I speak with Oliver Koerner von Gustorf, writer, curator and former co-owner of gallery September in Berlin. Oliver regularly contributes to Art Magazines like Monopol and the Feuilletons of the German Newspaper landscape. Recent articles include „30 Jahre deutsche Einheit (30 years German unification) – Pop life“ about the art and music scene of the 80s and 90s in Berlin, of which he was a part of and „Commons retten die Kunst – Plädoyer für eine gewöhnliche Kultur (Commons save the arts – plea for a commons culture)“, both published in Monopol Magazine. We talk his early years in the Berlin subculture of Punks, squatting, clubs and dilettante art making. He reveals his personal struggle, taking care of his boyfriend who suffered of HIV/AIDS and ultimately died of it and how he became a writer in the course of an exhibition of the band „Die tödliche Doris (deadly Doris)“ of which his late boyfriend was a member. We get a deep insight into the attitudes of the art scene of these years in Berlin. From there on Oliver was invited to write for the TAZ and even started writing for the art department of Deutsche Bank. We talk art, identity, capitalism, poverty, money, art fairs, galleries – the full gamut. As a writer Oliver reflects and verbalize his experiences deeply and gives them to us in an extraordinary way. Enjoy.

Episode 24

Episode 24 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Joanne Greenbaum, artist, painter, sculptor and teacher, based in New York City and Long Island
December 2020, 38 min., Language: English

In Episode 24 we talk about art and life – which is indistinguishably intertwined in the person of acclaimed painter Joanne Greenbaum. Painting since decades and knowing she is an artist since the age of 5, Greenbaum gives us an insight into painting, drawing and working with clay – through which she reveals to us who she is, how she thinks and how she expresses her brain activity to the world. To use the words of philosopher Ludger Schwarte, Greenbaum in her paintings is „thinking in color“, creating a world which is full of vibrant visual energy and non verbal meaning and content.

Episode 23

Episode 23 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Kunstpalast Special – Monica Bonvicini, Artist and Professor / Kunstpalast Special
December 2020, 37 min., Language: English

This a special episode in collaboration with Kunstpalast Düsseldorf. A conversation with acclaimed Artist, Professor and Winner of the Golden Lion at the Biennale di Venezia in 1999 –  Monica Bonvicini. It is released on the occasion of her participation in the exhibition „Empört euch! / Time for Outrage, co-curated by Linda Peitz and Florian Peters-Messer. We talk Monica’s upbringing in a conservative Italy, her studies at Cal Arts and in Berlin, how meeting Isa Genzken at the University let painting slip away from her work, the creative power of feminine anger and the inclusion of all people working in a museum or institution in the planning of exhibitions. Monica gives personal insights into how she develops her work and how  the isolation in times of Corona created a space for her to return to essential drawing. The Episode was recorded August 3, 2020.

Episode 22

Episode 22 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Alvin Hall, art collector, renowned financial educator, bestselling author and television and radio broadcaster
November 2020, 56 min., Language: English

In Episode 22 I speak with Alvin Hall, who is – amongst many other things – an avid collector of contemporary art by living artists, an internationally acclaimed financial educator, author and broadcaster. We talk his early years in poverty in the Panhandle of Florida, his first encounters with art, how looking at photography sharpened his visual skills, his love for art and artists and how they can shape the world, why finance is full of creativity, his advice to new collectors and the current political situation. It’s a personal and in depth talk about Alvin’s insights, inspirations and intuitions.

Episode 21

Episode 21 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / David Nolan, gallerist, art collector and passionate advocate for art and artists, New York City
November 2020, 48 min., Language: English

A conversation with David Nolan, founder of the eponymous gallery, passionate advocate for the arts and art collector himself. David covers the years from his upbringing in Ireland, his first jobs in art galleries in Cologne in the 80s and his move to New York. We talk art, art fairs, politics, the pandemic, Black Lives Matter, climate change and the current situation in the US. David mentions many artists and companions he worked with over the years and expresses the hope for a learning process that leads to more respect, transparency and cooperation. Recorded on November 7, 2020 in the hours before Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were declared President elect and Vice President elect of the USA.

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Episode 20 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Kunstpalast Special – Dr. Natasha A. Kelly, Communication Sociologist, Author, Curator, Academic Activist, Storyteller, Afrofuturist and much more
October 2020, 38 min., ENGLISH VOICE OVER

NEW🌟VOICES ON ART Special for Kunstpalast.
It’s an enlightening talk about her personal development and her use of various media to communicate colionalism, racism and sexism. We learn how storytelling shapes thought and action – and how it can be reshaped. We talk art, science, education, feminism, racism, colionalism, patriarchy, capitalism, Black Lives Matter, Corona and the epidemic from 1918, anger, emotional intelligence and empowerment. She shares profound knowledge from the perspective of an Afro-German woman and researcher. She explains her works „Giftschrank/Poison Cabinet“, which is exhibited in „Empört Euch!/Time for Outrage!“ at Kunstpalast, sadly now closed for lockdown, and her film „Millie‘s Awakening“. She talks about Afrofuturism and her new book „The Comet – Afrofuturism 2.0“.

Episode 20

Episode 20 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Kunstpalast Special – Dr. Natasha A. Kelly, Communication Sociologist, Author, Curator, Academic Activist, Storyteller, Afrofuturist and much more
October 2020, 47 min., Language: German

NEW🌟VOICES ON ART Special for Kunstpalast.
It’s an enlightening talk about her personal development and her use of various media to communicate colionalism, racism and sexism. We learn how storytelling shapes thought and action – and how it can be reshaped. We talk art, science, education, feminism, racism, colionalism, patriarchy, capitalism, Black Lives Matter, Corona and the epidemic from 1918, anger, emotional intelligence and empowerment. She shares profound knowledge from the perspective of an Afro-German woman and researcher. She explains her works „Giftschrank/Poison Cabinet“, which is exhibited in „Empört Euch!/Time for Outrage!“ at Kunstpalast, sadly now closed for lockdown, and her film „Millie‘s Awakening“. She talks about Afrofuturism and her new book „The Comet – Afrofuturism 2.0“.

Episode 19

Episode 19 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Kunstpalast Special – Linda Peitz, writer and curator
October 2020, 31 min., Language: English

NEW🌟VOICES ON ART Special for Kunstpalast. For a couple of weeks I will  be talking with different people that are, each in their own way,  connected to the Museum of the City of Düsseldorf – the Kunstpalast. My second guest for these special Episodes is Linda Peitz, writer, curator and founder of the collective CCCCCOMA. Together with Florian Peters-Messer, Linda is the curator of the exhibition „Empört Euch!/Time for Outrage!“ at Kunstpalast, on view from October 2020 on. Linda tells her personal story of how she developed from writer to curator, what role photography played in her development, how collaboration and dialogue are essential to her practice and how she approaches the curating of the extensive exhibition „Empört Euch!“, which deals with outrage and anger expressed through the arts. We speak in depth about this special exhibition and Linda explains some of the artists and artworks which are included. The conversation was recorded on October 10 and 11, 2020.

Episode 18

Episode 18 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Kunstpalast Special – Felix Krämer, General Director
October 2020, 41 min., Language: English

NEW🌟VOICES ON ART Special for Kunstpalast. For the next 4 weeks I will be talking with different people that are, each in their own way, connected to Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf. Starting with a conversation with Dr. Felix Krämer, general director of Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf. Felix Krämer speaks about is upringing as son of a photographer and a ballet dancer, his learning to interpret images with the help of Stern Magazine, his activities at different museums in Germany,  the acquisition of the controversially discussed inventory collection of the Galerie Kicken, the difference between beeing a curator and the general director of a Museum and his plans for the future of Kunstpalast. Before taking on his responsibilities in Düsseldorf Felox Krämer was the head of the collection of modern art at the Städel Museum, Frankfurt a.M.. He is also recipient of the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Episode 17

Episode 17 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Ulrike Schulze, artist and sculptor.
September 2020, 43 min., Language: English
A conversation about her work with Cologne based artist Ulrike Schulze.
Before Ulrike speaks about her current solo-show „Spectre“ at VAN HORN she relates her early studies at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, if and how her teachers had an impact on the development of her work and how she herself encounters and converses with her sculptures.

Episode 16

Episode 16 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / ENGLISH VOICE OVER / Prof. Dr. Susanne Gaensheimer, Director of Kunstsammlung NRW Düsseldorf.
August 2020, 43 min., Language: German with english voice over

English voice over of a conversation with Prof. Dr. Susanne Gaensheimer, since 2017 Director of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K20/K21 in Düsseldorf. Susanne also curated the German pavilion of the Biennale di Venezia 2011, which was originally planned to be designed by Christoph Schlingensief. The pavilion received the „Golden Lion“, the highest award of the Biennale. In 2013 she also curated the German contribution to the 55th Venice Biennial. Susanne gives personal insights and speaks about the moment in which she understood how deeply art is connected with life, when encountering works by Mike Kelley or Bruce Nauman during her studies in the early 1990ies. She relates in depth what art means for her personally and reveals that she is driven by the wish to move things. She also explains what it takes to lead an institution with a world class collection into the future – on the human, as well as political and structural level and leaves us with a very positive outlook into whats coming next.

Episode 16

Episode 16 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Prof. Dr. Susanne Gaensheimer, Director of Kunstsammlung NRW Düsseldorf.
August 2020, 43 min., Language: German

A conversation with Prof. Dr. Susanne Gaensheimer, since 2017 Director of the  Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K20/K21 in Düsseldorf.
Susanne also curated the German pavilion of the Biennale di Venezia 2011, which was originally planned to be designed by Christoph Schlingensief. The pavilion received the „Golden Lion“, the highest award of the Biennale. In 2013 she also curated the German contribution to the 55th Venice Biennial. Susanne gives personal insights and speaks about the moment in which she understood how deeply art is connected with life, when encountering works by Mike Kelley or Bruce Nauman during her studies in the early 1990ies. She relates in depth what art means for her personally and reveals that she is driven by the wish to move things. She also explains what it takes to lead an institution with a world class collection into the future – on the human, as well as political and structural level and leaves us with a very positive outlook into whats coming next.

Episode 15

Episode 15 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Matthew Burrows, artist and founder of Artist Support Pledge.
August 2020, 47 min., Language: English

A conversation with Matthew Burrows, UK based artist, founder and director of Artist Support Pledge. Matthew speaks about community, generosity, trust, sharing and the values he established when founding Artist Support Projects and, in times of Corona, Artist Support Pledge. He speaks about the eternal value of culture, how he developed the knowledge and skills to support others and realize his platform, which went viral in the past couple of months. It’s an enlightening and in depth talk about the opportunities for artists, culture and the market to create an economy which is more open and generous and enables more creators to participate in.

Episode 14

Episode 14 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Henning Boecker
August 2020, 34 min. Language: English

A conversation with Henning Boecker, Professor for Clinical Functional Neuro Imaging at the University of Bonn and at the German Center for Neuro Degenerative Disease in Bonn, Collector of contemporary art and co-Founder of the space Sauvage in Düsseldorf.

Henning speaks about his scientific research, about the effects art and music can have on the brain, how he was initiated into art by his german teacher and Dadaism. He speaks about the older artists that inspired him,  why he wanted to relate to his own generation of artists, the individuality of the artistic experience and the reason to open up an art space. He shares how Corona highlights and accelerates certain developments and how collaboration is key in these special times.

Episode 13

Episode 13 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Katie Holten, artist and activist
August 2020, 44 min. Language: English

A conversation with artist and activist Katie Holten. Katie lives between New York City and Ireland and right now is quarantined in California. She speaks about nature connected to her practice of drawing, how drawing helps her understanding her relationship with the world and how it is her way of telling stories. She speaks about exhibitions and projects like the „Tree Museum“ for the Bronx Museum or her recent exhibition „Irish Tree Alphabet“ at Visual in Carlow. She also speaks in debth about the climate emergency, the „wood wide web“, the street trees of New York City, how we’re all connected on the planet and how we need to create a new way of story telling.

Episode 12

Episode 12 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Matt Packer, Director of EVA, Ireland’s Biennial
July 2020, 34 min. Language: English

A conversation with Matt Packer, Director of EVA, Ireland’s Biennial. Matt lives and works in Limerick, Ireland. Matt tells us about his studies of documentary photography as a young man, his becoming a curator and how being a parent changed his view of the world. He tells us about the plans for EVA in difficult times and shares a lot of thoughts on how art organisations and institutions must change for the better, be more open and inclusive and support artists and all people involved. Listen to an interesting insight into the irish art scene.

Episode 11

Episode 11 / A conversation with Rita McBride, Artist, Professor and former Director of Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Rita lives between Los Angeles and Düsseldorf.
L.A., July 2020, language: english

Rita speaks about her early interest in public art, the importance of openness and collaboration in her artistic practice, the influence the teachings of the 60s and 70s had on her, the freedom they provided and her own challenges as a teacher. She shares personal insights and the emotions arising from her everyday life in Los Angeles and gives her honest assessment about the current political situation in the US.

Episode 10

Episode 10 / A conversation with Andrew Renton, Professor of curating at Goldsmiths, University of London, writer, curator and relentless advocate for the arts. / July 2020
42 min., Language: English

Andrew speaks passionately about his obsession with art, his strong belief in the discipline of curating, his involvement in the building of the GCCA, his admiration of the artists support pledge by Matthew Burrows, the opportunities he sees in a reset, the generosity and help that was provided in the artworld in the last couple of months, the electrifying bodily encounter when standing physically and intensively in front of a great work of art and why he never loses his optimism.

Episode 9

Episode 9 / A conversation with Robert Müller-Grünow, founder of „scentcommunication“, author of the book „The secret power of scents“ and lover of art / July 2020
Language: English

Robert Müller-Grünow is with his company one of the pioneers of scent developing and marketing in Germany and also very active with the friends of Museum Ludwig in Cologne. Robert speaks about the psychology and physiology of scent, on how he discovered scent and art in his life, what the special skills and techniques are to create scents for challenging spaces and how his company collaborates with different artists on their exhibitions and projects.

Episode 8

Episode 8 / A conversation with Jessica and Evrim Oralkan, the founders of „Collecteurs“, the world’s first digital museum of private collections, whose offices are based in New York City / June 2020
Language: English

Jessica and Evrim speak in depth about the inspirations, ideas and aims to found this special digital platform as collectors for other collectors, they give their opinion on art and politics, how „Collecteurs“ encourages to develop new collaborations and enhanced visibility for it’s members and it’s benefit for the public.

Episode 7

Episode 7 / A conversation with Nicole Berry, executive Director of The Armory Show, New York’s premier art fair. / June 2020
Language: English

Nicole speaks about the current situation in New York City, new ideas and projects of The Armory Show and how the fair supports it’s galleries. The art community, the desire to see real art and the digital shift, the impact of art in public space, the new date and location of the fair, the need for collaboration, cooperation and the spirit of empathy and compassion. She gives her personal and professional view on how to shape an art fair in an ever changing world.

Episode 6

Episode 6 / A conversation with the internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and experimental musician Volker Bertelmann aka Hauschka. / June 2020
Language: English

He speaks about his different artistic identities, his recent and upcoming projects, his connection with the artworld and his ecological engagement.

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Episode 5 / A conversation with Dr. Nahlah Saimeh, acclaimed forensic psychiatrist and art afficionado.
June 2020, 34 Min.
Language: German with english voice over

Dr. Saimeh speaks about her research on radicalisation from the point of view of a forensic psychiatrist, her passion for art, the spiritual roots of religion – and art – and about the invaluable meaning art and artists have for a civilized society.

Episode 5

Episode 5 / A conversation with Dr. Nahlah Saimeh, acclaimed forensic psychiatrist and art afficionado.
Language: German

Dr. Saimeh speaks about her research on radicalisation from the point of view of a forensic psychiatrist, her passion for art, the spiritual roots of religion – and art – and about the invaluable meaning art and artists have for a civilized society.

Episode 4

Episode 4 / A conversation with Carolin Scharpff-Striebich / May 2020
Language: English

A conversation with Carolin Scharpff-Striebich, collector of contemporary art and Director of The Scharpff Collection and the Scharpff Family Foundation. Carolin talks about her upringing with collecting parents,  her personal connection with art, her ideas for developing the collection and many more things. She gives us an insightful glimpse into her thoughts and reflections as a collector.

Episode 3

Episode 3 / A conversation with Wendy White / May 2020
Language: English

New York City based artist Wendy White tells us her story how she became an artist, what her inspirations and aspirations are and what she is engaged with right now. She shares some personal and insightful observations into making and reflecting about art and the processes that are just starting to be instigated in this special time.

Episode 2

Episode 2 / A conversation with Andrew Jensen / May 2020
Language: English

A conversation with Andrew Jensen, the founder and co-owner of the galleries Fox Jensen McCrory in Auckland, NZ and Fox Jensen in Sydney, AUS. Andrew tells us about the history of the gallery and how he developed into being a gallerist as a young man. He continues with narrating about how his visions and ideas for the gallery evolved in the past 32 years and reveals very personal and emotional insights into his life with art.

Episode 1

Episode 1 / A conversation with Henrike Naumann and Bettina Steinbrügge / May 2020
Language: German

For this first VAN HORN Podcast I welcome the artist Henrike Naumann, whose work „Das Reich“ is on view in the exhibition „Deutschland“ at VAN HORN, Düsseldorf through 31 May 2020 and Bettina Steinbrügge, the director of Kunstverein Hamburg.
Henrike Naumann tells us about the way she researches for her art, what makes her think and inspires her and how she realizes her installations in real space. Bettina Steinbrügge relays her experience of Naumann’s art and shares her thoughts and her wish to create new ideas and a vision for an (art)world facing major changes.