Third appointment with Artissima Questions and Answers. A brief interview with the coordinator of Back to the Future section: Anna Daneri.
When you were a little child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was very young I wanted to be a traffic cop… then I wanted to be an architect.
What made you decide to move into art?
Life, chance… Life is more important than art; that’s what makes art important. (James Baldwin)
Which historical artist figure would you like to share a drink with and where?
Meret Oppenheim and Claude Cahun in Paris, in the 1930s.
What interest you the most about the 1980s?
Looking back, the concerts, the energy unleashed by the movements, cinema.
Art is (in 10 words)…
The continuous shifting of thought, the gaze, the heart.
Which is your favorite art book?
Self-Portrait (Autoritratto) by Carla Lonzi, the first to use the form of the interview as an art critic, to let the artists speak.