Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
Brilliant Ideas

Brilliant Ideas

Bloomberg’s Brilliant Ideas looks at the most exciting and acclaimed artists at work in the world today. We will feature top names and up-and-coming artists, the stars of tomorrow; painters, sculptors, digital, conceptual and performance artists, photographers, land and street artists. Bloomberg TV has covered the globe to talk with these artists in their studios and exhibition points. Through intimate conversations we reveal their Brilliant Ideas.

Brilliant Ideas: Rirkrit Tiravanija

Brilliant Ideas: Rirkrit Tiravanija A winner of the Hugo Boss Prize for contemporary art, Rirkrit Tiravanija is widely considered to be one of the world’s most influential artists. He is best-known for his unconventional approach to art-making – converting museums and galleries into kitchens, and above all, for making audiences ...

Brilliant Ideas: Richard Mosse

Brilliant Ideas: Richard Mosse Richard Mosse is an Irish photographer and filmmaker, who immerses himself in his subject, integrating documentary journalism and art practice to explore issues of conflict, displacement and perception. He is one of only two photographers ever to have won both the Deutsche Borse Prize and The ...

Brilliant Ideas: Kader Attia

Brilliant Ideas: Kader Attia Kader Attia is an activist artist. His politically charged work addresses complex global issues in symbolic and thought provoking ways. Film, installation, sculpture, photography – Kader employs a diverse range of mediums to explore problems surrounding immigration and Western colonialism. Genre: Art Duration: 0:24:20 For all ...

Brilliant Ideas: Anri Sala

Brilliant Ideas: Anri Sala An assortment of video, colour and sound, Anri Sala’s work demands your attention. Striving for communication that goes beyond the limits of language, is exhibitions challenge the viewer to question politics, music and history. Although his art can take a variety of forms, from documentary to ...

Brilliant Ideas: Im Heung Soon

Brilliant Ideas: Im Heung Soon Striking, complex, and deeply moving, the poignant video works of Korean-born artist Im Heung Soon deal with serious local and international issues like war, poverty and state repression. Unveiling the nuances of trauma and turmoil faced by his female subjects, Im Heung Soon’s work crosses ...

Brilliant Ideas: Haroon Mirza

Brilliant Ideas: Haroon Mirza London-based artist Haroon Mirza is at the forefront of British sound and installation art. Each element of Haroon’s work interacts and produces provocative sounds. Through the interplay of flashing lights, sound and object, Haroon explores profound themes of science, culture and religion, often drawn from his ...

Brilliant Ideas: Tony Cragg

Brilliant Ideas: Tony Cragg Turner Prize-winning sculptor Tony Cragg has a huge international reputation and has represented Britain at the Venice Biennale, but home is in Wuppertal, Germany where he’s lived and worked since 1977. Tony has lived and worked in Germany for 40 years but hasn’t had a major ...

Brilliant Ideas: Takahiro Iwasaki

Brilliant Ideas: Takahiro Iwasaki Takahiro Iwasaki is best known for his detailed miniature landscapes, made from found materials such as toothbrushes, books, flags and used clothing – even hair. Takahiro’s work is very much a reflection of his relationship with Japan, having grown up in Hiroshima. His works, while whimsical, ...

Brilliant Ideas: teamLab

Brilliant Ideas: teamLab Founded in 2001 by Toshiyuki Inoko, teamLab is a 400-strong Japanese digital art collective whose members include artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects and designers. Their multi-disciplinary, intensely collaborative practice fuses art, technology and the natural world, resulting in immersive, multi-sensory artworks that thoroughly redefine how ...

Brilliant Ideas: Danh Vo

Brilliant Ideas: Danh Vo Vietnamese-born Danish artist Danh Vo often draws on his own personal experience to investigate larger historical, social or political themes, especially those relating to Vietnam towards the end of the 20th century. In this episode, “Brilliant Ideas” looks at Vo’s signature use of found objects (often ...

Brilliant Ideas: Superflex

Brilliant Ideas: Superflex Behind the name Superflex are Danish artists Jakob Fenger, Rasmus Nielsen and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen, who have been working together for over two decades. Superflex is famous for getting audiences involved in artworks, which playfully challenge conventions. Genre: Art Duration: 0:24:14 For all licensing enquiries and screeners, please ...

Brilliant Ideas: Yeondoo Jung

Brilliant Ideas: Yeondoo Jung Yeondoo Jung mesmerizes audiences with his photography and video. From live performance art to virtual reality photo booths, he blurs the lines between the real and the ideal. And delving into the hopes, dreams and passions of ordinary people, his artwork has a profound effect. Genre: ...

Brilliant Ideas: Michelangelo Pistoletto

Brilliant Ideas: Michelangelo Pistoletto Michelangelo Pistoletto is today celebrated as a ground-breaking contemporary artist. Known for his mirror paintings and art made from modesd materials, he has also brought new life to his hometown of Biella, in northern Italy, and created a vast art complex, “Cittadelarte”. Genre: Art Duration: 0:24:15 ...

Brilliant Ideas: Liu Wei

Brilliant Ideas: Liu Wei Liu Wei is one of China’s rebellious and unconventional artists. With the common use of surprising materials in his sculptures and construction of massive installations, his works are fearless and uncompromising. Having lived through a period that witnessed drastic urban change in China, Liu Wei frequently ...

Brilliant Ideas: FX Harsono

Brilliant Ideas: FX Harsono FX Harsono has been a central figure of the Indonesian art scene for over four decades. He works across many mediums, experimenting with paintings, installations, film and performance art. Harsono was among the group of artists who founded the New Art Movement (Gerakan Seni Rupa Baru), ...

Brilliant Ideas: Sonia Boyce

Brilliant Ideas: Sonia Boyce British artist Sonia Boyce was born in 1962 in London’s East End to parents who had recently emigrated from the Caribbean. Collaboration and improvisation are very much Sonia’s style. She works with the element of chance, bringing people together to create performance and video works that ...

Brilliant Ideas: Damien Ortega

Brilliant Ideas: Damien Ortega Mexican artist Damián Ortega is known for the intriguing sculptures, drawings and films that he makes using everyday materials. One of his best-known works, Domestic Cosmogon, was made when he was commissioned to make a sculpture for the opening of the Jumex Museum in Mexico City. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Suiko

Brilliant Ideas: Suiko Hiroshima-based artist SUIKO is one of Japan’s best-known street artists. Formally trained in visual design, SUIKO made his mark with his unique style that combines graffiti with traditional Japanese art forms such as calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Genre: Art Duration: 0:24:20 For all licensing enquiries and ...

Brilliant Ideas: Phyllida Barlow

Brilliant Ideas: Phyllida Barlow British sculptor Phyllida Barlow has been making art since the ’60s but has only found public recognition in the last few years. Barlow, 73, is getting ready for the biggest show of her career after she was commissioned by the British Council to represent the UK ...

Brilliant Ideas: Pipilotti Rist

Brilliant Ideas: Pipilotti Rist Pipilotti Rist is one of the most acclaimed artists working anywhere in the world. A pioneer of video arts and multimedia installations, her works envelop viewers in kaleidoscopic projections that fuse the natural world with technology. Genre: Art Duration: 0:24:15 For all licensing enquiries and screeners, ...

Brilliant Ideas: Ai Weiwei

Brilliant Ideas: Ai Weiwei In this episode, we meet Ai Weiwei in Athens for his solo exhibition at the Cycladic Museum. We revisit his most iconic works and see how Ai Weiwei became the artist and the champion of human rights that he is today. Genre: Art Duration: 0:24:21 For ...

Brilliant Ideas: Chiharu Shiota

Brilliant Ideas: Chiharu Shiota Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota is best known for her fantastical installations made out of intricately woven yarn but her body of work is much more diverse – ranging from visceral performance art to grand sculptures created with used objects. Genre: Art Duration: 0:24:20 For all licensing ...

Brilliant Ideas: Thomas Struth

Brilliant Ideas: Thomas Struth Thomas Struth is one of the most important and influential photographic artists working today. A child of post-World War II Germany, Struth started out photographing the reconstructed streets in his hometown of Dusseldorf. Within a few years he was travelling the world to photograph city streets ...

Brilliant Ideas: Philippe Parreno

Brilliant Ideas: Philippe Parreno Philippe Parreno works in many media, he uses cutting edge technology to weave together film, sound design and sculpture. His exhibitions explore complex ideas about time, memory and the boundaries between reality and fiction. Genre: Art Duration: 0:24:14 For all licensing enquiries and screeners, please contact ...

Brilliant Ideas: Charles Lim

Brilliant Ideas: Charles Lim Born in 1972 in Singapore, Charles Lim is a former Olympic sailor and his art is based on his special affinity with the sea. From films, installations, and photography, his works explore the biophysical, aspirational, and cerebral contours of the island city-state of Singapore, through the ...

Brilliant Ideas: Ragnar Kjartansson

Brilliant Ideas: Ragnar Kjartansson Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson is said to be one of the most exciting artists working today, making his name with performance and video works that combine duration and repetition and dance between the realms of theatre, music, and art. Bloomberg joins him as he prepares to ...

Brilliant Ideas: Wilhelm Sasnal

Brilliant Ideas: Wilhelm Sasnal Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal is a prolific painter and filmmaker whose vivid images draw on the mass media, the intimate experience of family life and the darkest chapters of Polish history. A child of the punk era and the fall of the Berlin Wall, he’s insatiably ...

Brilliant Ideas: Sun Xun

Brilliant Ideas: Sun Xun Sun Xun is one of China’s most talented and ambitious young artists. He experiments with drawings, traditional ink paintings and woodcuts, and then uses new technologies to transform them into his artistic trademark – black and white animations. Born in 1980 in Fuxin, his works often ...

Brilliant Ideas: Kimsooja

Brilliant Ideas: Kimsooja Born in 1957 in Daegu, South Korea, Kimsooja started attracting the attention of the international art community when she began constructing Korean bottaris in her art – a gesture and motif that continues to appear in her work till today. Her art centers on the work and ...

Brilliant Ideas: Random International

Brilliant Ideas: Random International Random International is a collaborative studio for experimental practice within contemporary art, founded in 2005 by Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass and now based in London. Their work employs beautiful and complex technology to explore human behaviour, the body and natural phenomena. They produce art installations, ...

Brilliant Ideas: Maggi Hambling

Brilliant Ideas: Maggi Hambling British artist Maggi Hambling is best known for her intimate portraits, paintings of the sea and controversial public sculptures. For being something of a non-conformist, she refuses to be pigeonholed. After half a century of challenging the art world, Maggi Hambling has a new exhibition at ...

Brilliant Ideas: Sopheap Pich

Brilliant Ideas: Sopheap Pich Sopheap Pich is one of Cambodia’s most exciting and internationally recognized artists. His instantly recognizable bamboo and rattan sculptures are shaping the South East Asian contemporary art world. Sopheap’s work ranges from large geometric sculpture to grid paintings to his most recent bamboo strip and natural ...

Brilliant Ideas: William Kentridge

Brilliant Ideas: William Kentridge South African artist William Kentridge is best known for his animated charcoal drawings but he also works in sculpture, print making, tapestry and stage design. He directs operas and creates multi-screen video installations that tour the globe. Recently, he’s combined his love of figurative art with ...

Brilliant Ideas: Antony Gormley

Brilliant Ideas: Antony Gormley For over 40 years, British sculptor Antony Gormley’s work has focused on what it feels like to inhabit the human body. From intimate sculptures casting his own form and collaborative community projects to architecture explorations on a grand scale, his work can be seen around the ...

Brilliant Ideas: Tiffany Chung

Brilliant Ideas: Tiffany Chung Artist, researcher and historian Tiffany Chung has made a name for herself with her stunning cartographic works. Her experience as a Vietnamese refugee has influenced the subjects of her art. Her work examines conflict, migration and urban transformation in relation to history and cultural memory. She ...

Brilliant Ideas: Do Ho Suh

Brilliant Ideas: Do Ho Suh Born in 1962 in Seoul, South Korea, Do Ho Suh’s art is very much rooted by his own history of migration, having moved to the United States in his late twenties. From his sculptures, installations and drawings, his works explore the notion of personal space, ...

Brilliant Ideas: Samson Young

Brilliant Ideas: Samson Young Originally trained in music composition, Samson Young’s creative outputs now take shape in a variety of media and across many disciplines. Born in 1979 in Hong Kong, Samson studied music, philosophy and gender studies at the University of Sydney and holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition ...

Brilliant Ideas: Martin Creed

Brilliant Ideas: Martin Creed Martin Creed is many things: a painter, performance artist, filmmaker, sculptor, and musician. His work is deadly serious and funny too. He caused a furor when he won the prestigious Turner Prize for an empty room with the lights going on and off. He has exhibited ...

Brilliant Ideas: Elmgreen & Dragset

Brilliant Ideas: Elmgreen & Dragset The European artist duo, Michael Elmgreen and Inga Dragset, otherwise known as Elmgreen & Dragset. From Texas to Trafalgar Square, Beiging to Berlin, from the Venice Bienale to New York City. For 20 years they specialized in creating the unexpected. New to the art scene, ...

Brilliant Ideas: Cao Fei

Brilliant Ideas: Cao Fei Chinese artist Cao Fei is one of the most ground-breaking and talked about artists of her generation. She skilfully uses new technologies to create multimedia projects that explore themes of escapism, consumerism and the effects of economic change across China. Born in 1978 in Guangzhou, she ...

Brilliant Ideas: Marc Quinn

Brilliant Ideas: Marc Quinn Marc Quinn is a British based artist best know for his sculptures of disabled people, golden supermodels and heads made of several pints of his own blood. His work explores the relationship between the human body and perceptions of beauty and conveys an obsession with the ...

Brilliant Ideas: Olafur Eliasson

Brilliant Ideas: Olafur Eliasson Olafur Eliasson was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and it’s where he still has once of his studios. The work that puts Olafur on the map was the weather project, in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern in London, in 2003. It featured a glowing, half ...

Brilliant Ideas: Mark Bradford

Bloomberg series: Brilliant Ideas – Mark Bradford Bloomberg’s Brilliant Ideas looks at the most exciting and acclaimed artists at work in the world today. We will feature top names and up-and-coming artists, the stars of tomorrow; painters, sculptors, digital, conceptual and performance artists, photographers, land and street artists. Bloomberg TV ...

Brilliant Ideas: Rana Begum

Bloomberg series: Brilliant Ideas – Rana Begum Bloomberg’s Brilliant Ideas looks at the most exciting and acclaimed artists at work in the world today. We will feature top names and up-and-coming artists, the stars of tomorrow; painters, sculptors, digital, conceptual and performance artists, photographers, land and street artists. Bloomberg TV ...

Brilliant Ideas: Yayoi Kusama

Bloomberg series: Brilliant Ideas – Yayoi Kusama Bloomberg’s Brilliant Ideas looks at the most exciting and acclaimed artists at work in the world today. We will feature top names and up-and-coming artists, the stars of tomorrow; painters, sculptors, digital, conceptual and performance artists, photographers, land and street artists. Bloomberg TV ...

Brilliant Ideas: Abdoulaye Konate

   Bloomberg series: Brilliant Ideas Bloomberg’s Brilliant Ideas looks at the most exciting and acclaimed artists at work in the world today. We will feature top names and up-and-coming artists, the stars of tomorrow; painters, sculptors, digital, conceptual and performance artists, photographers, land and street artists. Bloomberg TV has covered ...

Brilliant Ideas: Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry was born in Chelmsford, Essex in 1960. He shot to fame in 2003 when he won the prestigious Turner Prize, collecting the award wearing a lilac baby doll dress and red pumps. He is best known for his ceramic vases. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Cornelia Parker

Cornelia Parker was born in 1956 in Cheshire, England. She is one of the most original and inventive artists working in Britain today. Her wide-ranging practice, mainly in sculpture and installation, is rich with literary and visual allusions. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Michael Joo

Michael was born in Ithaca, New York in 1966. Michael works in a range of media - painting, sculpture, video, installation and drawing. He is one of the most versatile and genre-defying artists working in the USA today. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Yinka Shonibare

Born 1962 in London, Yinka grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. He returned to study Fine Art in London, where he lives and work. Yinka explores big ideas - Empire, globalisation, money, war, race and class - with wit and exuberant colour. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Mariko Mori

Born in Tokyo in 1967, Mariko Mori burst onto the art scene in the 1990s. She has won international acclaim for her innovative multimedia works. Her early work mixed Japanese pop culture and manga imagery with high tech architecture and futuristic costumes. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Luke Jerram

Born in 1974, based in Bristol, UK. Luke Jerram creates sculptures, installations and large-scale public engagement artworks. Most recently his giant installation ‘Park and Slide’ in Bristol brought vast crowds to watch and take part. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Danny Lane

Danny Lane was born in Urbana, Illinois in 1955. He moved to Maine in 1975 to study with Patrick Reyntiens, an artist working in stained glass. He moved to the UK in the 1980s and is based in west London. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Bharti Kher

Born in 1969 in London, Bharti moved to New Delhi in the early 1990s. Her work explores questions about contemporary life, class and consumerism in modern day India. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Francesco Clemente

Born in 1952, Naples, Francesco is one of the most highly regarded painters in the world. He was central to the resurgence of painting in the 1980s. He has frequently worked in India, inspired by the country’s contemplative traditions. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Ellen Gallagher

Born in 1965, Ellen Gallagher burst onto the art scene in the mid-1990s. Ellen’s Irish and African-American origins have shaped the texture and subject matter of her work. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Jaume Plensa

Born in 1955 in Barcelona, Jaume is an internationally acclaimed sculptor. The culture, streets and architecture of the Catalan capital have been a constant source of inspiration. He is best known for spectacular, figurative sculptures - often for public settings. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Subodh Gupta

Born 1964 in Khagaul, Bihar, India. Subodh is a one of the most exciting, internationally renowned artists in India. He lives and works in New Delhi. He is best known for using commonplace objects in stunning and thought-provoking sculptures. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Abraham Cruzvillegas

Born in 1968 in Mexico City, Abraham is a conceptual artist – best known for his work with found objects such as old furniture, wood, bottles, plastic, hair and feathers. He creates his work under the title autoconstrucción - or self-construction. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Theaster Gates

Born in Chicago in 1973, Theaster Gates is now one of the most talked about artists in the world. He is a visual artist, social activist, urban planner, musical performer and teacher. He is Professor in the Dept. of Visual Art at the University of Chicago. ...