20.10.2011 Q&A with Ira Svobodová
Q: What was your ultimate professional breakthrough?
A: The first one was when I was 16, I was going through a book about the history of art and saw the works of Kazimir Malevich. I realized that there are many forms of art. That it’s not just about boring still life, portraits of kitsch that Prague is full of. The second one was when I transferred to Michael Rittstein’s studio at AVU.
A: Yes, but only temporarily. I wouldn’t even need to be an artist. As far as work is concerned, I don’t think it matters whether you are a man or a woman; you just do what comes naturally for you. I would, however, like to know what having a penis is like and how much it may influence your mind and life itself.
A: Kazimir Malevich, would you prefer to have our dinner with Mies van der Rohe, Fréderic Chopin, Luís Barragán, Truman Capote, Toyen, David Hockney and František Kupka this week or the next?