The current exhibition Julie Mehretu: Grey Area at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin is dedicated to the American artist Julie Mehretu. Julie Mehretu has been asked to realize a work for the Deutsche Guggenheim’s series of commissions that started in 1998 with James Rosenquist. The works of the suite of paintings she created for this project are of identical size and inspired by the city she has been working in during the process of their creation: Berlin.
In this interview Julie Mehretu talks about the creative process in general and the suite of paintings on display at the Deutsche Guggenheim in particular, Berlin as inspiration for her work and as place to live and work, and future projects.
See also VernissageTV’s interview with Joan Young, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: In the first part of our coverage of the exhibition Joan Young gives us an introduction to the work of Julie Mehretu in general and her suite of paintings Grey Area in particular.
Julie Mehretu: Grey Area / Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin. Interview with Julie Mehretu, Opening reception, October 27, 2009.
More interviews with Julie Mehretu at Ethiopian Passages, BOMB Magazine, University of California, Berkley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive.
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