Artist Profile

ANDRÉ HEMER

WHERE ARE YOU IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW, AND what are you reading?

I’m in Christchurch, where my mother is from, and I’m about to go back to Vienna. I can categorically say I am not reading anything. I’m writing more, and I think those two things are mutually exclusive. It’s anecdotal art writing for a publication coming out next year, I hope.

Is writing part of your practice?

It is. I set up a publisher, called Painting Diary, this year, dedicated to artists’ editions. The publication isn’t a part of my practice but sits alongside; it’s a discreet output.

Your practice has a strong theoretical underpinning and clearly leans on some epistemological philosophy. How do you reconcile the impetus to make with a theoretical point of view?

An experience – or the epistemological questions – are

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