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My Art Guides is also an art blog updated daily to keep you in the know about what is going on in the art world. The editorial team helps you to get to know the vast expanse of the contemporary art world, narrowing it the essential topics we reckon to be the core of the current artistic fervour. Check out the latest Interviews we have been covering and to which we want to draw your attention.

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Paris is like Ithaca: the home to return to – An interview with Adel Abdessemed
We interviewed artist Adel Abdessemed on the occasion of the first edition of My Art Guide Paris 2022, published in collaboration with Art Basel and distributed at Paris+ to take place at the Grand Palais Éphémère from the 19th to the 23rd of October 2022.
September 29, 2022
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“A storm is blowing from paradise”: an interview with Oscar Murillo on his Venice show
Oscar Murillo show in Venice is the culmination of ten years of Frequencies, a collaborative project that began in 2013 and has collected canvases drawn by students from 400 schools in 30 countries. The research of similar images and symbols made by the students has become the pattern for new canvases and for multiple digital and social projects.
September 23, 2022
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Vincenzo de Bellis: from the Walker Art Center to Art Basel via Monopoli
Paris+ par Art Basel is a crucial project for us. Paris today has a unique standing as the art capital...
September 16, 2022
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Catherine Nichols talks about her role as a creative mediator and how she has to respond to a complex set of objectives for Prishtina and its citizens
August 4, 2022
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Mare Karina is now landing in sunny Puglia to open a showroom that speaks of art, design, fashion and bitcoin
August 2, 2022
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A conversation with Galatea Ranzi on the dialogue between art and theatre
Whenever I am asked this question for a moment my whole playlist disappears from my mind! But I have...
July 12, 2022
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Ruggero Pietromarchi talks about Terraforma, the festival designed to last in time and memory
Yes definitely! How many can I recommend? Three? No, let’s make it seven! You, at the End –...
June 29, 2022
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Cristina Bechtler talks about Zurich, between art and nature
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Daniel Baumann tells us about a wonderful Zurich, rich in art and events during Zurich Art Weekend
June 7, 2022
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Giovanni Carmine on Basel: not just a visitor but a commuter who leaves his mark
May 30, 2022
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Martin Hatebur and Basel, the city that made Monet’s water lilies iconic
May 26, 2022
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Claudia Albertini on Hong Kong
Claudia Albertini was born in Como, Italy in 1978. With a Degree in East Asian Studies from the University Ca’ Foscari in Venice, and an MA in Chinese Advance Studies, from Sheffield University, UK, Claudia lives in Asia since 2005, in Beijing first, and from 2012 in Hong Kong. In 2008 Claudia published a book on Chinese contemporary artists Avatars and antiheroes. A guide to Chinese contemporary art. Her pivotal role in the local artistic scene and her ties with Chinese and Hong Kong artists, have both contributed in creating a bridge between East and West for which she achieved recognition.
Currently she is Senior Director at MASSIMODECARLO, she joined the company in 2016 when the Hong Kong outpost inaugurated. Claudia sits on the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association board member as Treasurer and is a Founding Patron of M+ Museum.
May 23, 2022
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Katie de Tilly on Hong Kong
Katie de Tilly arrived in Hong Kong in 1994 when Chinese and Asian contemporary art was yet to come into international focus. She founded 10 Chancery Lane Gallery in 2001, expanding it in 2006 and 2008 with warehouse project spaces in Chai Wan. She contributed a monthly column called Artspy for Baccarat Magazine from 2007-2015. She spearheaded the Chai Wan art and design community and Co-Organized Chai Wan Mei, a yearly art and design festival 2013-2015. She has been on the board of the Tate Modern Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee (APAC), as well as the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) of RMIT University School of Art /Hong Kong Art School. She was a founding member and Co-President of the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA). She is a Founding Patron of the M+ Patrons. And she is heading the HK Artists Residency Abroad Funding Scheme. She is on the working group of Art Power HK. Katie was awarded “Master of The Arts” in 2019 by the Women of Influence committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
May 23, 2022
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Wendy Xu on Hong Kong
Based in Hong Kong, Wendy Xu joined White Cube in 2017 and has been instrumental in managing the regional operations and driving the business development for the gallery across Asia, which now has representation in key markets including China and Korea, alongside overseeing the day-to-day operations of the gallery in Hong Kong. Wendy joined White Cube from Christie’s where she served as Associate Vice President, Director of Operations, China for four years and gained a deep understanding on the secondary market. She oversaw Christie’s first auction in China in 2013 – the first for any international auction house, and managed the organisation's operations for both Shanghai and Beijing offices. Wendy started her career in the hospitality sector working for international hotel brands including Hyatt International and Jumeirah Group. A native Shanghainese, she studied Fashion Design at Lasalle International Design College and then later went on to complete an MBA at the Macau University of Science & Technology.
May 17, 2022
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Dialogue as a Tool for Curatorial Discourse
To coincide with ARCO Lisboa 2022, we met with Luís Silva of the Portuguese curatorial duo with João Mourão, the curators behind this years’ Portugal Pavilion in Venice. Luís is also director of the art space Kunsthalle Lissabon and a true Lisbonite! We had a chat to him about the show in Venice, the city's changing art scene and social landscape, and we picked his brains for some insider tips to navigate the art world in Lisbon and the city itself!
May 19, 2022
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Sabine Himmelsbach talks about Basel, the city where culture is in the air
May 17, 2022
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Subtle Instability: an interview with Matilde Sambo
September 2021 saw the launch of "Vetrina", a cycle of contemporary art exhibitions hosted by Vino Vero Venezia in collaboration with Lightbox and curated by Mara Sartore. The curator interviewed the third guest artist Matilde Sambo to talk about her artistic practice, with which the artist explores the complicated relationship between the natural world and the human being, and about the site-specific work presented at "Vetrina", called "Subtle Instability".
May 17, 2022
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Andrea Bonaceto and the role of NFTs as a paradigm shift way beyond art
May 13, 2022
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Federica Patti talks about Bologna’s endless energy
Federica Patti is an independent curator, lecturer and art critic. Her research focuses on contemporary art movements, with a particular interest in live media, liminal practices, digital humanities, music and science. Thanks to the support of the Italian Council IX, she is investigating “On Posthuman Performativity. For a trans-disciplinary definition of live media performance” with a distinct focus on the performing arts in the Metaverse. She actively collaborates with several institutions, galleries and festivals on the presentation and development of her research topics by curating exhibitions, and screening, talks and workshops.
May 5, 2022
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Yuri Ancarani: the importance of looking at things
April 11, 2022
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On the potential of digital and NFT art. An interview with Serena Tabacchi.
Serena Tabacchi is the Director and co-founder of the MoCDA, Museum of Digital Contemporary Art founded in London in 2019. She has worked at TATE Modern and Britain in London, specialising in art and technology and actively supporting Italian and international artists. She is an expert in NFT technology and has collaborated with Cambi, the Italian auction house, curating their first digital art sale.
March 28, 2022
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Eugenio Viola in conversation with Gian Maria Tosatti
Chief curator at MAMBO in Bogotà, Eugenio Viola began working with Tosatti in 2016, hosting his first solo show at MADRE in Naples, where he was curator, and they have continued to work together. Waiting for the opening of the 59th Venice Biennale, in this interview Eugenio Viola talks with Gian Maria Tosatti about the project presented at the Italian Pavilion, History of the Night and Destiny of Comets, an immersive path to confront contemporary lacerations and contradictions, and in particular the correlation between pandemics and progress.
March 25, 2022
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Lupo Borgonovo: a lateral thought on Milan
Lupo Borgonovo is an artist that develop drawings and sculptures in the studio, while in the evening, he works as a delivery rider around the city. He teaches at the European Institute of Design, leading a design course linked to improvisation, lateral thinking and the discovery of the city of Milan. He talked to My Art Guides about his best tips on how to spend time in Milan between art and leisure.
March 16, 2022
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Art Nomade Milan: the maker of a global community of art lovers
Elisabetta Roncati is an art consultant specialised in contemporary African art and Islamic culture. However she is better known as the founder of Art Nomade Milan, and an influencer really loved by the youngest generation. She talked to My Art Guides about her best tips on how to spend time in Milan between art and leisure.
March 16, 2022