Interview with Sarah Theurer, July 2024

Sarah Theurer is part of Salta art's program, undertaking a curatorial residency in Buenos Aires from 30th July - 15th August, 2024. She is a curator and editor specializing in time-based art practices and techno-social entanglements.

In the interview Theurer talks about her curatorial approach, with a focus on immersive, unconventional exhibitions that transcend traditional gallery settings, emphazising how technologies shape human interactions and perceptions.


Interview with Mariairis Flores Leiva, June 2024

Chilean curator Mariairis Flores Leiva (Marchigüe, Chile, 1990) was nominated by Raphael Fonseca and selected by Salta art's jury for the Munich Residency, AIR-M Ebenböckhaus from from October 7th to December 20th, 2024.

Her work as a contemporary art researcher and curator explores the dynamic interaction between art and politics, focusing on feminist perspectives in art history to encourage reflection on social issues through her curatorial practice.


Interview with Julia Retz, June 2024

Julia Retz is part of Salta art's program and will participate in the Munich Residency at Ebenböckhaus in collaboration with the City of Munich from 7th October – 20th December, 2024. Retz seeks to enliven spaces by transcending predetermined structures and making them more inclusive and sensitive to diverse ways of living. Through her interdisciplinary practice, she challenges conventional notions of space and identity, exploring Brazilian architecture and its modernist discourse.


Interview with Andrés Aizicovich, April, 2024

Buenos Aires-based artist Andrés Aizicovich (Buenos Aires, 1985) was selected to participate in the residency at Ebenböckhaus, Munich in collaboration with the City of Munich from 7th October - 20th December, 2024.

Aizicovich transforms speech into art, questioning how spoken words become matter. His deeply social process challenges narratives, sparking conversation and fostering new connections through his interactive installations.


Interview with Vincent Scheers, March, 2024

Munich-based artist Vincent Scheers (Belgium, 1990) was selected by Salta art's jury to participate in the residency at Pivô Art and Research, São Paulo from August 7 to November 6, 2024.

His work explores transient structures, creatively limiting object lifespans and challenging preservation norms through chemical transformation. Using humor and linguistic manipulation, he critiques oppressive systems and societal categorizations, advocating for freedom from constraints.


Artist Talk with Marta Minujín

Discover Marta Minujín’s pioneering "environments" and significant body of work, beginning with her iconic piece, ¡Revuélquese y viva! (1964), featured at the exhibition Inside Other Spaces: Environments by Women Artists 1956 – 1976 at Haus der Kunst. Join Marta Minujín, along with Andrea Lissoni, artistic director of Haus der Kunst, and Marina Pugliese, co-curator of the exhibition, in an engaging conversation.


Crash, Exhibition text by Sarah Theurer, September 2023

"In the video, Mureb orchestrates collisions between organic and non-organic existences. In the reflection
in the car, we can see our bodies and their eventual decline, [...]. In alignment with the principles of the circular
economy, materials like plastics, textiles, and iron are reincarnated into refrigerators, cans,
or even another car." If you would like to read the text by Sarah Theurer that accompanied the exhibition Crash, 2023 please download it through the link below.

Gabriela Mureb, Crash, 2023. Video still. Courtesy of the artist.


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.

Installation view, Sweat, at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, 2021. Co-curated by Anna Schneider and Raphael Fonseca. Photo: Max Geuter.


The Launch

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.