This book brings together fifteen interviews between the respected Frankfurt art critic and significant contemporary artists. The vast majority of the interviews took place on the occasion of an exhibition; linking the conversations to the respective works. This direct exchange with the artists produces new, and at times unexpected, understandings of their art practice.
The conversation with Helmut Schmidt, former German Chancellor, about competition and the role of the state in art is without doubt one of the highlights of this publication.
Georg Baselitz, Anthony Cragg, Raimund Girke, Gotthard Graubner, Dennis Hopper, Anselm Kiefer, Nina-Sten Knudsen, Markus Lüpertz, Wolfgang Mattheuer, Ingrid Mössinger, Karl-Georg Pfahler, Markus Prachensky, Lothar Quinte, Helmut Schmidt, Richard Serra, Norbert Tadeusz