Martin Margiela

Glean 3, Spring 2024

Interview by Birte Carolin Von Knoblauch

Like the physical trace of a person who’s left the scene

In a rare interview, Martin Margiela sheds light on his artistic process and discusses his upcoming exhibitions at Bernier/Eliades Gallery in Athens and Brussels.

BvK: (Birte Carolin von Knoblauch) You’ve created art throughout your life, but only started showing it very recently. How do you feel about being a kind of a ‘newcomer’ to the art world?

MM: (Martin Margiela) In 2008 I decided to quit the fashion world after 20 years, mainly because the unrelenting pace and demand for growth, which lead to useless overproduction, started to feel inhuman. My happy memories of moments in my adolescent years at art school confirmed my growing desire to beco (…)

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