Can one learn to be an artist? Is there still something new for them to do today? What is art anyway? These fundamental questions about the origins, conditions and possibilities of art continue to be asked – even by artists themselves.
This book asks these questions: 13 questions, 13 answers from 51 artists; many of them world-famous, others only beginning their career. The answers show that, for most of them, art is of existential importance, practically a condition of what it is to be human, and also a filter through which the world is read or “an allergic reaction to reality”.
This book invites us to view art and the world through the eyes of artists. It shows us how they themselves perceive and experience art: openly and clearly, cryptically and secretively, comfortably and unbearably – all at once.