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Questionnaire: Kasper König

Q: What do you like the look of? A: Pears

BY Kasper König in Interviews , Questionnaires | 01 JUN 17

A postcard sent by Kasper König to frieze. Courtesy: Kasper König

What images keep you company in the space where you work?

Currently, a few small photographs by Francis Alÿs, Seiichi Furuya and Jochen Lempert, as well as silkscreen prints by Susi Pop.

What was the first piece of art that really mattered to you?

A poster by Cy Twombly for his 1961 exhibition at Rudolf Zwirner’s gallery in Essen.

If you could live with only one piece of art what would it be?

Albrecht Dürer’s Melencolia I (1514).

What is your favourite title of an artwork?

Max Ernst’s Die Jungfrau züchtigt das Jesuskind vor drei Zeugen: André Breton, Paul Éluard und dem Maler (The Virgin Spanking the Infant Jesus in front of Three Witnesses: André Breton, Paul Éluard and the Painter, 1926).

What do you wish you knew?

Greek mythology on the level of Sigmund Freud.

What should change?

The seasons.

What should stay the same?

The seasons.

What could you imagine doing if you didn’t do what you do?

Multiple possibilities – maybe a musician or a gardener.

What music are you listening to?

Arabian music.

What are you reading?

Currently Didier Eribon’s Rétour à Reims (Returning to Reims, 2009).

What do you like the look of?


What is art for?

Good for nothing.

Kasper König is a curator based in Berlin, Germany. In 1977, he co-founded Skulptur Projekte Münster, Germany, of which he is also artistic director.