Curated by Paul Smith & Friends // meet Antonia Roupell
14 oct 2014 by Nur El Shami
In celebration of Frieze Art Fair 2014, art:i:curate teams with Paul Smith to host an innovative exhibition of work by emerging London-based artists that combines Mayfair’s deep-rooted art heritage with the digital world’s trail-blazing creative community.
Open to all, by registering at articurate.net, everyone has the opportunity to express their creativity in front of an audience of both art fans and the industry’s elite.
Our latest London-based participant Antonia Roupell talks to us about freedom and Iranian food.
Profession: Filmmaker and freelance journalist
Secret profession or as a kid I wanted to be: A writer, ballerina and aid worker all in one
AIC: How would you describe your own personal aesthetic?
AP: Feminine, practical, never too formal.
AIC: How would your friends describe your personality?
AP: Independent, analytical, adaptable, both the calm and the storm.
AIC: What inspires you?
AP: A good debate.
AIC: Who's your hero?
AP: I prefer to admire many then idealise one.
AIC: Do you consider yourself a collector? If so, what do you collect?
AP: Yes, of film footage, photos, interviews etc.
AIC: What's your most precious possession?
AP: My freedom if that's a possession.
AIC: What does the term 'curating' mean to you?
AP: Creating patterns and connections with artworks.
AIC: Why did you get involved in this project?
AP: The concept appeals to me - Power to the people!
AIC: How do you usually take art in?
AP: When I'm relaxed or seeking to be distracted.
AIC: Describe Paul Smith in three words.
AP: Colourful, innovative, modest.
AIC: Tell me something about yourself - anything.
AP: I love cooking Iranian food.