“Checking In…” is an interview series with creatives of different disciplines from all over the world sharing their work, individual stories, and creative journeys.
American sculptor Romolo del Deo created a 14ft high monumental bronze sculpture for the European Cultural Center as part of the Venice Art Biennial. The piece “The Tree Of Life Which Is Ours” addresses the sea level rise threatening Venice’s cultural heritage.
Since 2006, British artist and conservationist Jason deCaires Taylor has been sinking hundreds of sculptures in oceans worldwide. With time they transform into living artificial reefs full of marine wildlife. In celebration of World Oceans Week, deCaires Taylor recalls some of his favorite underwater moments and speaks about how he engages new ambassadors for the sea.
German-Egyptian sculptor Dr Gindi approaches her artistic practice through the themes of infinity and immortality. With her art, she sets out to change the narrative about human decay.
Gretchen Andrew visualizes her desires as an artist through pieces she calls “vision boards.” She then turns her objectives into an internet reality, tricking Google’s search engine algorithms into showing her vision boards on top of the image search results for keywords such as “Cover of Artforum,” “Turner Price,” or “Best MFA.” By making the Law of Attraction part of her art practice, Gretchen’s work turns into a self-fulfilling prophecy in the real world, as renowned publications and galleries feature her work.
The Beijing-born, Chicago based artist Yuge Zhou creates video installations that examine the relationships between people and places in urban and natural environments. In our interview, Yuge shares how her experiences as an immigrant influenced her art.
Artem Kitaev, co-founder of Russian studio KOSMOS Architects on keeping up with fast-paced architectural trends, and the potential of temporary architecture for more sustainable cities.
A conversation with Yinka Ilori about the role of design in society, family values, and the special gift he inherited from his mother and grandmother.
Natacha Paschal on lockdown-life in Paris, celebrating sisterhood, her love for children’s drawings, and parodying luxury fashion advertising.
The multidisciplinary artist duo Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra from New Delhi share their concerns about a humanitarian crisis unfolding in India and shine a light on the situation of the most vulnerable.