Interview with Diogo da Cruz, June 2023
Working across various media such as installation, sculpture, and video, Munich-based artist Diogo Da Cruz creates speculative socio-political scenarios that reimagine histories and geographical spaces. Captivated by the ocean's mythical allure, his film AXECIDYR is directly influenced by the Afrofuturistic myth of Drexciya, examining dimensions of deep-sea mining's impact, history, future, and exploitation.
Da Cruz is part of Salta’s 2023 program.
Interview with Gabriela Mureb, June 2023
In the interview, Gabriela Mureb explores her artistic practice, inspirations, and approach to materialising new project ideas. At the core of her works lies a profound interest in the invention and production of machines and the sociological and political implications they entail.
Mureb will be undertaking a residency at AIR-M Ebenböckhaus, Munich from July 6 to September 27, 2023.
Maria Noujaim in conversation with curator Giampaolo Bianconi. Schwabinggrad, Munich, Sep. 2022
In the interview, Noujaim speaks about her use of the Greek myth, Leda and the Swan, in which the god Zeus, in the form of a swan, seduces and copulates with the wife of Sparta, Leda. The story reflects the artist’s ongoing interest in hybrid manifestations of interspecies relations.
Maria Noujaim, LAKE Performance teaser, Schwabinggrad, 2022
Time as a lake: no matter which direction you take, it is always forward.
Lake as a space for hybrid and mythological beings.
Swan as a question.
Lake as silence.
Maria Noujaim, 2022
A first curatorial experience in Europe for a curator of the global south
In an interview with art critic Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva, Brazilian curator Raphael Fonseca relates his recent experience co-curating “Sweat” at the Haus der Kunst, his first such undertaking in Europe. Although it was disrupted by the pandemic, the show featured twenty-five artists and sparked a lively response. Fonseca also describes his reaction to Munich–the architecture, the weather, the art scene–and talks about the way he uses a country’s history as a filter to view its art.
In 2022, Salta art takes its first big step with a series of events in Munich, Germany, which will bring the project into dialogue with the local cultural scene. Salta art is a new foundation whose purpose is to strengthen ties between the contemporary art worlds of Germany and South America. Salta art comes from the Spanish word saltar, which means to jump, an allusion to the support given to artists and curators in making a “jump” or “leap” in new directions.