From 10 June 2020
Open Up consists of live interviews with artists in their studios, not only getting to know their daily routine and how it’s changed during the pandemic, but more so to explore the deeper side of their personalities. Through a series of probing questions, we explore what drives them, inspires them, terrifies them; and ultimately what is most important to them. Living through this incredible period of history, we want to take stock and ask artists to open up through this interview series led by our Head of Arts, Chelsea Pettitt.
Every other Wednesday from 10 June 2020, at 3pm UK Time, we will speak with a different artist live on Instagram.
10 June 2020 is Shezad Dawood, the London-based artist who works across the disciplines of film, performance, painting, neon, sculpture and virtual reality to ask key questions of narrative, history and embodiment.
24 June 2020 is Charwei Tsai, the Taipei-based artist whose highly personal yet universal concerns spur her multi-media practice. Geographical, social, and spiritual motifs inform a body of work, which encourages viewer participation outside the confines of complacent contemplation.
8 July 2020 is an interview with Timur Si-Qin. Based in Berlin and New York, Si-Qin is of German and Mongolian-Chinese descent, and his interests include contemporary philosophy, the evolution of culture, and the dynamics of cognition, which take form in branded ecosystems and installations of 3D printed sculptures, light-boxes, and VR.
Image: Nikhil Chopra, ‘Lands, Waters and Skies’ 2019 – 2020 artist in residence at The MET, New York