I am a multi-lingual writer (English, German, French) with considerable experience in print, online and broadcast journalism.
Previously, this blog critically explored why art is received as a financial investment. Inspired by a conversation with the writer Martin Gayford, who sat for Lucian Freud, I looked at the evolution of the art market, its players, its current state, and at the future outlook for global contemporary art. But given the outcome of my research – prices for artworks seem to be of much more importance in the public discourse than their history, creation process and content – the objective of my recent work is to bridge the gap between art history, art theory and artistic practice in everyday life.
I am presenting here a mélange of my views on art exhibited in Europe, of other writers’ viewpoints, and of my personal writing and photography – to animate your independent mind. I aim to contribute to a better understanding of our kinaesthetic and discursive bodies, and their values within our society.
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I have been published in the daily business and financial newspaper City A.M. in London, the Austrian contemporary art journal dedicated to theory and criticism Die Springerin (AT), the oldest German art magazine Weltkunst, the German art trade gazette Kunst und Auktionen, on the online platforms Russian Art & Culture UK, Art UK, The Courtauldian, Courtauld’s Views&Reviews, Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art and Reflektor-M based in Munich. More texts have appeared in the Austrian daily newspaper Die Presse and on the Diversity Mediawatch Austria platform M-Media.
I have covered the Leveson Inquiry for the Guardian-award winning British student newspaper The River. In 2012, I have worked at the London Olympics at the equestrian venue, where I supported the world’s leading broadcasters such as NBC, BBC, Al Jazeera, ARD/ZDF, NINE, ASBU, ORF, Record TV, SWISS TV to produce footage and helped to conduct interviews with the athletes.
Besides all that, I have continuously written on art / investment / exhibitions in Europe and Russia and engaged with artists, art critics and curators as published here on WatchFineArtsLondon. My more general socio-economics blog (2009-2014) used to accompany my involvement in the art world.
After studying journalism and economics at Kingston University and art history at UCL and the Courtauld Institute, I am about to start a PhD project on the techniques of ‘dress-aging’ the body in live art and its technologies of documentation in contemporary art practices, with a focus on humans and horses.