Curated by Paul Smith & Friends // meet Karin Laansoo
13 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.
Cultural entrepreneur and curator Karin Laansoo 'swims' us from Cuba to Florida.
City: New York
Profession: Contemporary art curator
Secret profession or as a kid I wanted to be: Singer
AIC: How would you describe your own personal aesthetic?
KL: A mix of nordic minimal and bohemian glam.
AIC: How would your friends describe your personality?
KL: Loyal, funny, emotional.
AIC: What inspires you?
KL: Fearless, graceful people who live fully in the present moment.
AIC: Who's your hero?
KL: Diana Nyad, woman who swam from Cuba to Florida.
AIC: Do you consider yourself a collector? If so, what do you collect?
KL: I don't like to own too many physical objects so I have a small art collection and a bigger imaginary one.
AIC: What's your most precious possession?
KL: My wedding ring.
AIC: What does the term 'curating' mean to you?
KL: Creating new meaning or point of view.
AIC: Why did you get involved in this project?
KL: I believe in art:i:curate.
AIC: How do you usually take art in?
KL: By looking and asking questions.
AIC: Describe Paul Smith in three words.
KL: Whimsical. Colourful. Iconoclast.
AIC: Tell me something about yourself - anything.
KL: I like to go for talk walks at odd times of the day or night.