Fifth appointment with Artissima Questions and Answers. Today a triple interview with the members of the Back to the Future selection commitee: Zasha Colah, Dora García, Chus Martínez.
When you were a little child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Zasha Colah: to be 10: which then meant vaguely, part of some down-and-out free anarchist commune.
Dora García: a religious missionary.
Chus Martinez: a restaurant owner.
What made you decide to move into art?
Zasha Colah: oranges!
Dora García: I was born here.
Chus Martinez: Art.
Which historical artist figure would you like to share a drink with and where?
Zasha Colah: with Hannah Höch in her garden.
Dora García: with Lee Lozano, in her house.
Chus Martinez: with Dalí, in Cadaques.
What interests you the most about the 1980s?
Zasha Colah: the inventiveness of its resistance movements, and patterns on neon leggings.
Dora García: the music.
Chus Martinez: the ’80s!
Art is … (in 10 words)
Zasha Colah: haptic activity that enables thinking (unalike thinking in grammatic language).
Dora García: love.
Chus Martinez: the stem cell turning everything into life intelligence
Which is your favorite artbook?
Zasha Colah: when lost, I sometimes pick up Riegl’s Historical Grammar of the Visual Arts.
Dora García: currently, The Dematerialization of the Art Object by Lucy Lippard.
Chus Martinez: Le canard inquiétant by Asger Jorn.