On the 18th of September, 2013, the international curator
David Elliott had a public conversation with artist Thomas Eller at Cafe Dix in the Berlinischer Akademie in Berlin, Germany
As they discussed Elliott's approaches to curating, a selection of works of art were projected on the wall behind them.
For Elliott, who is both a historian and historian of art, showing is believing. Being contemporary means being part of an
ever ambivalent historic process in which one has to choose one's arguments - even if one would prefer to avoid this. He talked
about cultural political sensitivities in various regions of the world and how being radical today might be the opposite of
what is called "criticality."
The Art Section is very pleased to present an audio recording
of this stimulating conversation. To hear it, please click on the player below. (Please be patient--it may take a little while
Art Section would like to thank Thomas Eller, David Elliott, and Susanne Kumar-Sinner of Berlinische Galerie
for making this interview available to us.