Andreas Reiter Raabe

 O.T ., 2007 Paper maché, paint, metal All images: Courtesy Galerie Meyer Kainer Foto: Atelier West

O.T., 2007
Paper maché, paint, metal
All images: Courtesy Galerie Meyer Kainer
Foto: Atelier West

How does art come into being? Is it developed deliberately, or is the artist a henchman of demand? An interview by Andreas Reiter Raabe

 Summer dress, black linen, realisation Christine Schäfer, model 12, Summer collection 1988   

Summer dress, black linen
realisation Christine Schäfer, model 12,
Summer collection 1988 
Photo: Konrad Strutz

Oswald Oberhuber is the sort of artist who doesn’t just apply ideas and action to his own practice; he transfers them to other social spheres. In the early 1970s, he began directing Vienna’s Galerie nächst St. Stephan. Later he became Head of the University of Applied Arts and designed furniture and posters. His public statements about political topics regularly caused a stir. Andreas Reiter Raabe met up with the artist, whose work goes in all imaginable directions. With an introduction by Robert Fleck

 Kodak, 2006  Alle Abbildungen: © Tacita Dean, Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris/New York, Frith Street Gallery, London

Kodak, 2006 
All images: © Tacita Dean, Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris/New York, Frith Street Gallery, London

The British artist, who is currently showing at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, is known for her series of film portraits of famous men, including Merce Cunningham, Mario Merz, Michael Hamburger and Giorgio Morandi. Andreas Reiter Raabe talks to her about painterly qualities, light, colour and affection.