Opening Hours

The GLUCKSMAN Little Interview

Every month we ask the same set of questions to someone collaborating with us. Over the last two years, we have interviewed diverse members of the Glucksman community - artists, academics, staff members, guests, audiences and workshop participants. The responses were funny, inspiring, revealing and always a great read. The archive of 2015's interviews can be found here and the 2016 archive is here. Thanks to all who took part!

This month, our Little Interview features artist Fritz Horstman, who is the Artist Residency and Education Coordinator at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. Fritz is giving a masterclass at the Glucksman on 20 July in advance of Josef and Anni Albers: Voyage Inside a Blind Experience.


Garrett Phelan: June 2018

What are you reading?
Infinite Jest
by David Foster Wallace.

Favourite museum?
The Musée Terre et Temps in Sisteron, France is small and smart and weird in all the right ways. .

Best performance?
Theaster Gates gave a lecture/performance that was incredibly confusing and moving, but remarkably simple.

What is your most treasured possession?
We're talking about objects here, right? My ability to think isn't an object, but it's just about the most important thing I can think of. As far as objects, I have some sketchbooks from when I was in my teens and early twenties that I hope I'll have with me when I'm old..

What work(s) of art inspire you?
Quattrocento painters, anonymous netsuke carvings, Cabinets of curiosity, Ana Mendieta's Silueta series, Mark Dion's Neukom Vivarium.

A lightbulb moment?
The first time I heard the phrase "Thinking with your hands.".

Guilty pleasure?
Lionel Richie's Greatest Hits.

What would you like to be doing right now?
I'd like to be in the studio or on a hike.


2018 Little Interviews:

Garrett Phelan, June 2018

Cassandra Eustace, May 2018

Sonia Shiel, April 2018

Dara McGrath, February/March 2018

Nuala Finnegan, January 2018

2017 Little Interviews:

Katharina Cibulka, December 2017

Claire Connolly, November 2017

Andreas Kindler von Knobloch, October 2017

Umberto and Marco, September 2017

Kirstie North
, August 2017

Jane Hyland, July 2017

Brendan O'Sé, June 2017

Ella de Búrca, May 2017

Lothar Götz, April 2017

Siobhan McGibbon, March 2017

John Cryan, February 2017

Find the 2016 Little Interviews here

Find the 2015 Little Interviews here