Gregor Staiger

 Overtime (Black Fate) , 2008 Oil on canvas, 46 x 61 cm

Overtime (Black Fate), 2008, Oil on canvas, 46 x 61 cm

New York’s art world is filled with careerists, but it is also filled with those who consciously moved away from the art machine. E’wao Kagoshima, nearly eighty years old, falls into this latter category, a painter who brings his brush with him everywhere he goes, treating the city as his canvas and marketplace.

By Sven Loven

A good lunch can be as hard to find as a great artwork. The gallery owner Gregor Staiger knows where to go. He recommends the best socialist breakfast, a very old restaurant, the paradessence of Swiss food and a few places to explore the very famous Badi (bathing) culture. Plus: he is also hosting a bar with the gallery's neighbours during the opening of Manifesta.