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Curated by Paul Smith & Friends // meet Carl von Karstedt

Curated by Paul Smith & Friends // meet Carl von Karstedt
Curated by Paul Smith & Friends participant Carl von Karstedt

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. 


Berlin based and rather flamboyant writer Carl von Karstedt shares with us what he would trade his soul for. 



City : Berlin
Profession: Enthusiast, Author and Entrepreneur
As a kid I wanted to be: Explorer, Lepidopterist


AIC: How would you describe your own personal aesthetic?

CvK: Educated sensualism.


AIC: What does the term 'curating' mean to you? 

CvK: Wise selection and interesting explanation and contextualisation (at the best of times).


AIC: Why did you get involved in this project? 

CvK: Through a lovely chance encounter.


AIC: How do you usually take art in? 

CvK: The eyes, though other ways would intrigue me.

AIC: How would your friends describe your personality?

CvK: Kindly, I hope.

AIC: What inspires you?

CvK: Everything that is new to me.


AIC: Who's your hero? 

CvK: Stefan Zweig


AIC: Do you consider yourself a collector? If so, what do you collect?

CvK: Artifacts and people.


AIC: What's your most precious possession?

CvK: I try not to have one.


AIC: Describe Sir Paul Smith in three words.

CvK: British, humorous, striped.


AIC: Tell me something about yourself - anything.​

CvK: I want to meet Walton Ford and trade my soul for one of his paintings.


See what emerging art Carl likes.


Want to take part in this project? Sign up to articurate.net and follow the steps.

Happy curation.

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