MANIFESTO

#63

CHANGE OF SPACE

FROM THE MAGAZINE

KUDZANAI-VIOLET HWAMI

Kudzanai-Violet Hwami’s practice is a profound exploration of identity, memory, and the intricate interplay between the past and the present. Her paintings express a compelling ambiguity, continually probing the boundaries of images and visual cultures in their representation of identity. Hwami’s creative journey embodies a complex weave of personal encounters and influences, migration, and cultural amalgamation.

MUSE TALK

KYLE STAVER

Kyle Staver tells Bill Powers about how she undertakes her artistic practice, infused with deep meanings borrowed from the fantastical world of mythology. Perseverance and humor intricately characterize her work.

TALK

CAMILLE COTTIN

Her smile came on set even before she did, and everyone instantly loved her. Camille is dragging energy, powerful and unfiltered, almost child-like. The roles she chooses to play are often characterized by duality. She portrays responsible women, who face crises and sorrows with determination, but with a touch of irony and a light soul.

CARSTEN HÖLLER

Ever Höller, Höller Ever

Carsten Höller allowed space for creativity by being portrayed in Stockholm, within the spaces of his provocative restaurant Brutalisten, and recounting his enormous approach to the art of experimentation and his fantastic practice evolved over the course of the experience.

BARBARA KRUGER

A Visual Statement

Barbara Kruger has developed an iconic visual language that often draws from advertising techniques and aesthetics, as well as other media. Since the 1970s, her artworks have continuously explored complex intersections of power, gender, class, consumerism, and capital. Her first solo institutional show in London is on view at the Serpentine; on this occasion, MUSE explores its intricate artistic mechanisms.

DIANE KRUGER

On the occasion of MUSE 63, Diane Kruger interprets the SS24 collection by Saint Laurent.  Her story’s well known: following a successful career of modeling in the ’90s and early ’00s, she was chosen out of more than 3,000 applicants to star as the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen, in the 2004 blockbuster Troy.

JUERGEN TELLER

EVERYTHING TOGETHER

Juergen Teller shared with us an intimate and personal view of his photography, how his love and relationship with his wife Dovile is the impetus from which the research for all his work begins.

INTERVIEW

VALENTINA BELLÈ

What made me fall in love was the feeling that on stage anything was possible. […] Perhaps somewhere in the act of acting I feel immortal.

MENELAOS KARAMAGHIOLIS

MOVING PICTURE

Menelaos Karamaghiolis talks about his personal and working relationship with the artistic practice he has undertaken, that of filmmaking and more specifically the moving image. Through his words we are transported inside a seemingly distant and different world.

MUSE TALK

KIKO MIZUHARA

I took the opportunity to reconnect with myself. I made the conscious decision to pursue jobs that genuinely excited me and allowed me to cultivate true passion.