Susan Davidson on Jackson Pollock

He wasn't only one of the greatest painters of the 20th century - Jackson Pollock, inventor of the "Drip Paintings" and one of the founders of the legendary New York School, was above all a searcher. In an interview, the curator of the Pollock exhibition at the Deutsche Guggenheim, Susan Davidson, speaks about the various paths Pollock had to take before finally arriving at his inimitable style.


German Painting booming in the US.

The shows are sold out down to the last work, the waiting lists are a mile long: German painting is booming again in the US. But what makes painters like Neo Rauch, Daniel Richter, or Jonathan Meese so popular with the Americans? Gerd Harry Lybke, gallery dealer of "Eigen + Art," on longing, the unfathomable in art, and why the "Leipzig School" doesn't really exist. A conversation that makes you stop and think.


Europe and the New York School

When Jackson Pollock's paintings were first shown in Germany, the critic Eduard Beaucamp was still a young student interested in art. Now, in an exclusive interview with db-artmag, the godfather of German cultural journalism talks about the arrival of the "New York School" in Europe and what he personally remembers most from the time, both at the documenta in Kassel and other great European art shows.


American Artists in Berlin

Following the reelection of George W. Bush, the Americans are more split than ever before. Many of them would like to emigrate, yet some have already taken this step a long time ago. Harald Fricke describes why so many American artists have traded their old homeland in for a new one and what that has to do with their art. Jimmie Durham, John Miller, David Krippendorf: an encounter with three Americans in Berlin.


Transatlantic Exchange

The development of modern art would have turned out very differently if it weren't for the many working relationships among artists of different countries and continents. Moscow, Paris, Berlin, and New York have been the key coordinates in a network consisting of contacts, competition, dependence, and the struggle for emancipation. The biography of Jackson Pollock, one of the greatest American painters of the 20th century, is no exception. In the feature "Transatlantic Exchange," we've investigated just how influential the mutual exchange between Europe and the US really was - and still is today. +++ In an interview, Susan Davidson, curator of the exhibition featuring Jackson Pollock�s �paintings on paper� at the Deutsche Guggenheim, recalls the various influences on Pollock's work and how he finally arrived at his inimitable style. +++ The critic Eduard Beaucamp was still a young student when the first exhibitions of new American art appeared in Germany. Exclusively for db-artmag, the godfather of German cultural journalism talks about what he remembers most from that time. +++ Back to the present: the art collectors fondest of contemporary painting from Germany are at home in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Seattle - and the gallery dealer Gerd Harry Lybke knows why. +++ There are two sides to everything: Harald Fricke asked three Americans in Berlin why they and their artist colleagues prefer to live in Old Europe.