Art interviews

Time Out speaks to the biggest names and emerging talent in the art world



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Christian Marclay

The Swiss-American artist tell us about his latest symphonic masterpiece

Sue Webster

The artist tells us about buying foraging for midnight feasts and feeding PJ Harvey

Elina Brotherus

The Finnish artist talks '12 Ans Après'

Wangechi Mutu

The New York-based artist talks about her richly collaged works and how porn isn't her cup of tea

Dexter Dalwood

The painter talks about ‘drug spaces’, sharing titles with Taylor Swift and the timeless allure of the Thames

Allen Jones

The pop artist talks about working with Kate Moss and how everyone’s got an opinion on sex

Yoshitomo Nara

The Japanese artists talks about looking back on a 30-year career and the effect of the 2011 tsunami on his recent work

Kerry James Marshall

The US painter talks about representation and race in his new show 'Look See'

Richard Tuttle

The US artist talks about his shows at Whitechapel Gallery and Tate Modern

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

We talk to the name-changing game-changer of British performance art

Nick Hedges

The photographer talks about his commission to document the living conditions of Britain’s urban poor

José Damasceno

The Rio-based sculptor talks about his new Artangel commission in Holborn 

Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg

The Swedish duo talk about ugly birds and what happens when art leaves the studio

Cerith Wyn Evans

'If people go away mystified, maybe it's good'

Pio Abad

The London-based Filipino artist talks about appropriating the mythologies of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos

Mary Reid Kelley

The American artist talks about delving into the imagination of poet Algernon Charles Swinburne

Florentijn Hofman

The Dutch artist talks about making a giant hippo sculpture for the Thames

Olafur Eliasson

The Danish-Icelandic artist explains the importance of atmosphere and why Turner is his hero

Hew Locke

The artist talks about bringing the spirit of Notting Hill Carnival to Tate Modern

Ryoji Ikeda

Time Out talks to the elusive artist behind London's most spectacular WWI centenary tribute

Lorenzo Vitturi

The Italian artist tells us about trying to capture the spirit of Dalston

Gilbert & George

We go once around the block with London's favourite art duo

Judith Bernstein

The New York artist tells us about finding inspiration in toilets and why she loves the C-word

Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

Time Out meets the woman behind a remarkable collection of Latin American art


The street artist talks about squirrels and finding inspiration in Victorian freak shows

Aleksandra Mir

The London-based artist talks about brutalism, working with Sharpie pens and mocking art history

Marina Abramović

Art's biggest performance star tells us about her most daring work yet: doing nothing

Richard Jackson

The American artist talks about bobble heads, bodily fluids and getting cuckoo

Ai Weiwei

We talk to the Beijing-based artist, who's barred from leaving China, about surveillance, success and staying visible

Saskia Olde Wolbers

The London-based artist tells us about how she was inspired by Van Gogh's lovelorn stay in south London

Joyce Pensato

The American artist talks about cartoon capers and keeping things fresh with glossy paint

Phyllida Barlow

We catch up with Britain's best sculptor ahead of her Tate Britain commission

Haim Steinbach

We talk to the artist who gives shelving way more than a supporting role

Martin Creed

We find out what makes the Turner Prize-winner tick

Tracey Emin

'I've never been out to shock'

David Lynch

The film director tells us about his photography show

Stan Douglas

The fêted Canadian artist talks about his 'Disco Angola' series

Bill Woodrow

The great British sculptor tells us about his favourite works from the past four decades

Grayson Perry

The Turner Prize winner talks politics, plinths and quality control

Elmgreen & Dragset

'Every show is about our own neuroses'

Liu Xiaodong

The Chinese artist chats about capturing Londoners on canvas

Jane and Louise Wilson

The art twins talk about surveillance and sisterhood

David Blandy

The artist chats about his childhood love of computer games and the influence of Japan on his art

Jockum Nordström

The Swedish artist unleashes his quietly kinky drawings and collages on London

Katharina Fritsch

The artist tells us about bringing a big, blue (and arguably French) cock to London

Conrad Shawcross

The sculptor takes us on an exclusive tour of his east London studio to explore the making of his new work ‘Timepiece’

Richard Rogers

The forward-thinking architect reflects on his six-decade career

Leandro Erlich

We caught up with the Argentinian artist to talk about his participatory east London installation

Anthony Caro

The sculptor talks about big pieces of metal and not wanting to take anything for granted

James Franco

The renaissance man talks about art, acting and why he loves collaboration

Michael Landy

The artist talks junk, destruction and self-flagellation

Cornelia Parker

The artist talks about the importance of quieter works

Jeremy Deller

We chatted to the artist at the launch of his Venice Biennale British Pavilion

Mike Nelson

The master of immersive installations talks about his Matt's Gallery show

Yinka Shonibare MBE

The artist talks to us about silly money, public sculpture and self-abuse

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