This reader gathers 13 interviews with artists from different generations and backgrounds. Conducted in recent years, these conversations have always been associated with their solo exhibitions at Kunsthaus Baselland, where some were presenting their work for the first time. All conversations have opened up, thanks to the generosity on the part of the artists, new insights and findings on the main or secondary approaches within their artistic work. The purpose of this reader is to share with a broad readership the artistic ideas, as they often enable a wider or even entirely new understanding of an artist’s work.
After reading the book you could understand these talks as an invitation. An invitation to seek, examine, and experience an encounter with a particular artistic work, either once again or for the first time, and ultimately to prioritize your personal dialogue with the artwork over the spoken word.