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London based editor Zoltan Alexander of ZOLTAN+MEDIA meets artists, designers, musicians and people in the film industry to interview them for various International publications in London, Paris, New York and San Francisco. Audio & Video recordings.

Currently, he covers contemporary art exhibitions for ARTLYST.

 

nº00

MARINA ABRAMOVIC 

2019

Interview with Marina Abramovic

/ to be published in THE PUBLISHERS

/ text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº00

MICHELE LAMY 

PARIS

2019

Interview with muse and irresistible artist.

/ to be published in THE PUBLISHERS

/ text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº45

FRIEZE WEEK

FRIEZE LONDON

2019

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FREIEZE LONDON & FRIEZE MASTERS

The most significant contemporary art galleries shown at FRIEZE LONDON and FRIEZE MASTERS 2019. Report from Regent’s Park.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Somerset House, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº43

PHOTO

LONDON

2019

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THE FIRST-TIMERS

The 5th edition of PhotoLondon at Somerset House with 24 countries, 114 galleries, and over 42.000 visitors in four days.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Somerset House, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº42

STANLEY

KUBRICK

2019

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STANLEY KUBRICK X DESIGN MUSEUM

One of the greatest retrospectives on Kubrick's work “Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition” opens at the Design Museum, London.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Design Museum, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº41

SHEN WEI

AT FLOWERS

2019

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THE EROCTIC GARDEN OF SHEN WEI

Shen Wei's first solo exhibition in the UK at Flowers Gallery, London.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Flowers Gallery, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº40

VASARELY

RETROSPECTIVE

2019

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VASARELY. SHARING FORMS

“Vasarely. Sharing Forms” a homage to Op Art and Victor Vasarely at Centre Pompidou, Paris.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Centre Pompidou, Paris

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº39

GATES

PALAIS DE TOKYO

2019

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AMALGAM

The latest installation of Theaster Gates “Amalgam” opens at Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Palais de Tokyo, Paris

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº38

OTHONIEL

PERROTIN

2019

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ORACLES

Jean-Michel Othoniel’s latest work “Oracles”, a set of sculptures made out of coloured glass and metal bricks at Galerie Perrotin, Paris

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Galerie Perrotin, Paris

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº37

VIK MUNIZ

RUINART

2019

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SHARED ROOTS

“Shared Roots” by Brazilian artist, photographer Vik Muniz at Palais Brongniart, Paris by Maison Runart.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Masion Ruinart Paris

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº36

BOSCO SODI

ATLANTES

2019

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ATLANTES

Blain Southern London, Paul Kasmin Gallery New York and Galería Hilario Galguera in Mexico present an amazing site-specific installation by Bosco Sodi in Casa Wabi.

/ published in THE PUBLISHERS

/ Blain Southern London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº35

BOSCO SODI

BLAIN SOUTHERN

2019

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BRICK BY BRICK

Following Bosco Sodi's successful exhibition “Yügen” in 2016, three years later he returns to Blain Southern with "Heavens and the Earth”.

Interview with Bosco Sodi.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Blain Southern London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº34

BILL VIOLA &

MICHELANGELO

2019

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LIFE, DEATH, REBIRTH

Is Viola’s art dated, dead in the water or he is one of the most famous video artists of our time?

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Royal Academy of Arts, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº33

UNIT LONDON

PHILIP COLBERT

2019

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JOHNNY BURT & JOE KENNEDY OF UNIT AND PHILIP COLBERT AT SAATCHI

THE RINGMASTERS

Who’s behind Unit London? Where does this highly inspirational energy come from?

Interview with Joe Kennedy.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Saatchi Gallery, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº32

PARISPHOTO

GRAND PALAIS

2018

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PARISPHOTO

ParisPhoto, the biggest photo fair in Europe held each November at the Grand Palais, returns with its 22nd edition.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ ParisPhoto, Paris

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº31

FRIEZE WEEK

FRIEZE LONDON

2018

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FRIEZE WEEK & FRIEZE ART FAIR

Reporting from the Art Fair and throughout Frieze Week highlighting dozens of art galleries including Thaddaeus Ropac, Stuart Shave, Kamel Mennour, Castelli New York.

/ published in BALKON

/ Freeze, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº30

FRIEZE LONDON

FRIEZE MASTERS

2018

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THE SHREDDED ART WORD

The 10 most significant galleries at FRIEZE London and FRIEZE Masters. Report from Regent’s Park.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Freeze, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº29

MIRO / SAATCHI

UNIT LONDON

2018

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NO TIME FOR HIBERNATION

Three major London galleries, Victoria Miro, Saatchi Gallery and Unit London were investigated on their latest exhibitions.

/ published in BALKON

/ Victoria Miro, Saatchi Gallery, Unit, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº28

AMAR GALLERY

LONDON

2018

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FROM THE FIFTIES BOYS’ CLUB TO ANGEL 

Interview with Amar Singh of Amar Gallery London. His latest exhibition "Hiding in plain sight" celebrates female abstract expressionists of 1950s and 60s New York.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Amar Gallery, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº27

CINDY SHERMAN

LONDON

2018

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THE NEARLY IDENTICAL STARS 

Sherman has long been known for her love of dressing up, inventing new characters, limitless forms that illuminate the nature of subjectivity and sexuality. 

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Sprüth Magers Gallery, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº26

SPRÜTH MAGERS

LONDON

2018

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THE FACE YOU DESERVE

Cindy Sherman, dressing up, inventing new characters in limitless forms and sexuality. 

/ published in BALKON

/ Sprüth Magers Gallery, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº25

MASTERPIECE

LONDON

2018

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GOLF CAR TO MORTALITY

The 9th edition of Masterpiece at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, offered an unparalleled opportunity for networking, champagne, and connoisseurship. A private walk with Paul Freud.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Masterpiece, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA
 

nº24

PHOTOLONDON

SOMERSET HOUSE

2018

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PAPER CLOUDS & NUDITY

The core of PhotoLondon at Somerset House was based on sensual shapes, landscapes, still lives, abstract objects and nudity.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ PhotoLondon, Somerset House, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº23

HÄNDEL'S

RINALDO

2018

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WITCHCRAFT AT THE BARBICAN 

Händel's Rinaldo, a flamboyant drama of love, witchcraft and lot of fearless furies, was staged with a hypnotic cast including the young Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Barbican Art Centre, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

 

nº22

KATHARINA GROSSE

2018

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KALEIDOSCOPIC MATTER AND ENERGY 

The Gagosian gallery London presented a monumental and breathtaking installation of Katharina Grosse's bright, sprayed-on, acrylic, large-scale paintings.​

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Gagosian Gallery, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº21

FESTIVAL D'HYÈRES 

2018

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UNDER THE SPELL OF THE NOAILLES 

Investigating the 33rd International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Accessory Design in Hyères, in the South of France with Jean-Pierre Blanc, Haider Ackermann and Tilda Swinton.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Villa Noailles, Hyères, France

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

 

nº20

JOAN JONAS

TATE MODERN

2018

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PORTRAYALS OF FEMALE IDENTITY

How do we get through confusion and clutter from paper-mâché animal heads to Tilda Swinton’s dead fish? 

Video installations by the celbrated American performance artists, Joan Jonas.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Tate Modern, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

 

nº19

GENTA ISHIZUKA

ERSKINE HALL

2018

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ORGANIC URUSHI

Genta Ishizuka's work, exhibited at Erskine Hall & Coe Gallery, was deeply inspired by the sculptural technique used in 7th to 8th Century Japan, applying the Urushi lacquering technic that covers the entire sculpture like a second skin.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Erskine Hall & Coe Gallery, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

 

nº18

MCQUEEN/CARPENTERS/KABAKOV

2018

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MCQUEEN at SARABANDE FOUNDATION

ILYA & EMILIA KABAKOV at TATE MODERN CARPENTERS WORKSHOP in LONDON

It is a story about three remarkable places in London, which share nothing in common, but they are unique and revolutionary in their own way.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Tate Modern, Sarabande Foundation, Carpenters Workshop, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº17

EDDIE PEAKE

WHITE CUBE

2018

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COMPULSIVE OBSESSION

Eddie Peake is anything but a conventional artist, he is a footballer, a musician, a dancer, a graffiti guy covered with spray-paint, a ferocious attention seeker, but also someone cramped with shyness and insecurity.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ White Cube Bermondsey, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº16

ART SELECTION

BUDAPEST

2018

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EMERGING ARTISTS FROM BUDAPEST

Revisiting contemporary art galleries in Budapest and prompting a rhetorical question: "Could Hungary still retake its place on the art-map of Europe?"

/ published in ARTLYST

/ TOBE Gallery, Trafo, Trapez Gallery, Esernyos Gallery, Budapest

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº15

PARISPHOTO​

GRAND PALAIS

2017

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EBBS AND FLOWS

A fine selection of the 180 international galleries and publishers presented at the 21th ParisPhoto with the Fair’s Guest of Honour, Karl Lagerfeld, also Patti Smith, Sophie Calle, David Lynch, Martin Parr and Catharine Clark from San Francisco.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ ParisPhoto, Le Grand Palais, Paris

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº14

ART SELECTION

PARIS

2017

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BLACK FLAGS, BEARS AND REFLECTIONS 

Parallel with the 44th edition of FIAC at the Grand Palais, presenting a handful of art exhibitions throughout Paris.

William Forsythe at the Gagosian, MOMA at the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Gagosian, Le Bourget, Carpenters Workshop, Centre Pompidou, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Musée Rodin, Paris International Art Fair, L'Institut du Monde Arabe, Studio des Acacias, Paris

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº13

FRIEZE LONDON

FRIEZE MASTERS

2017

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UNMISTAKABLE ART / UNCERTAIN TIMES

The 15th edition of FRIEZE London and FRIEZE Masters brought more than 160 international galleries together in Regent’s Park and the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House. 

/ published in ARTLYST

/ Freeze, London

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº12

PARISPHOTO

GRAND PALAIS

2016

DIARY

The 20th edition of ParisPhoto was a drastically transformed perception of the medium in an age when we are saturated with an omnivorous barrage of distracting and singular imagery.

/ published in ARTLYST

/ ParisPhoto, Le Grand Palais, Paris

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº11

IBEY

PARIS

2015

Interview with French-Cuban musical duo, LISA-KAINDE DIAZ and NAOMI ZAYAS DIAZ of IBEY.

"IBEYI means twins. Our recording shows a strong and spiritual connection to our Yoruba roots, as we named our themes and titles"

/ published in UBIKWIST

/ photo © courtesy of Jean-Baptiste Mondino

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº10

KARL MESZLÉNYI

BUDAPEST

2015

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Interview with Hungarian abstract-expressionist artist KARL MESZLÉNYI.

“The essence of my work is the material, based on painstaking research and experiments. I love to be challenged. I am like a living laboratory, fuming with ideas, blasting with energy".

/ published in UBIKWIST

/ photo © courtesy of Jonás Mátyássy

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº9

VALENCIA JAMES

BUDAPEST

2015

Interview with Barbados-born contemporary dancer VALENCIA JAMES and co-dancer NELSON REGUERA from Havanna/Paris.

“I see myself as a perpetual student of performance and choreography".

/ published in UBIKWIST

/ photo © courtesy of Attila Glazer

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº8

JEROME SOIMAUD

MIAMI

2015

Interview with French artist JEROME SOIMAUD.

"When 9 years ago I moved to Miami, Paris was still a fantastic place, multi-cultural, however eventually I was happy to leave because the Paris of my childhood no longer existed". 

/ published in UBIKWIST

/ photo © courtesy of Jerome Soimaud

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº7

GABOR MAGYARI 

PARIS

2005

Interview with Hungarian industrial designer GABOR MAGYARI.

During his university studies he creates Mag-Netic, the prototype of a flying car, and is subsiquently invited at age of 23 to join the design studio at Renaut Paris .

/ published in BLAST

/ photo © courtesy of Studio Magyari

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº6

ERIC VAN HOVE 

PARIS

2004

Interview with artist ERIC VAN HOVE.

"Tentateur à 29 ans, il est un homme simple naturellement complexe, artiste, sculpteur, homéride, poète, écriveur, réservé, anachorète, pantagruéliste, amanuensis, philosophe, négateur, épicurien, réservé, menteur, séducteur et hédoniste". 

/ published in BLAST

/ photo © courtesy of Eric van Hove

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA

nº1

YONDERBOI 

PARIS

2003

Interview with Hungarian musician YONDERBOI.

"At age 21, he releases his first album Splendid Isolation and takes the music industry by surprise. Paris is celebrating his electro-Hungarian music".

/ published in BLAST

/ photo © courtesy of Yonderboi

/ cover + text © courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA