"I do not perceive the picture as a still life – although it definitely qualifies. It is so highly charged psychologically that it is anything but still. It radiates tension. The individual elements merge into an overall image that defies description. Words fail as the image I take in with my eye goes beyond words. It directly pushes all my emotional buttons and forces me to think about my own entanglements."
The 8: Elisabeth Biondi
What is your line of work?
Independent photography curator since March 2011. Prior to that I was the Visuals Editor at the New Yorker for 15 years.
If you were a work of art, which one would you choose?
Gerhard Richter, Woman Descending Staircase (1965)
What is your earliest memory of art?
My first memory of art is seeing the etchings of Albrecht Durer in school, then later seeing reproductions of Blaue Reiter Expressionist paintings.
Which museum or foundation would you like to be locked in one night?
The Metropolitan Museum of Art