Influences

‘I have learned from John that you don’t need to shout in order to make an impact’

By Celia Paul

‘When her mother died, she stopped talking. What is there to say when all is lost?’

By Rosalyn Drexler

‘Hesse was an adventurer and brave with her materials’

By Yu Ji

‘Kahlo’s dresses, corsets and shoes took on the shapes of her love, pain and identity, still palpable 58 years after her death’

By Ishiuchi Miyako
Valeska Soares,  Finale, 2013, antique table, glasses,  pitchers, decanters, alcohol and mirror,  79 × 335 × 92 cm. Courtesy: the artist, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, Alexander Gray Associates, New York and Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paull

The artist discusses the objects, ideas and artworks that have shaped her practice

By Evan Moffitt and Valeska Soares

‘Truitt’s sculptures add depth and dimension to minimalist shapes and monochrome surfaces’

By Nicole Wermers

The pioneering designer and building scientist reveals the buildings and artworks that influenced her

By Mae-Ling Jovenes Lokko

With his new book How to Write an Autobiographical Novel published today, the writer shares the books that have influenced him

By Alexander Chee

The filmmaker and writer on the novelists, musicians and directors – from Egon Schiele to Virginia Woolf – who have shaped his thinking

By Mark Cousins

As Susanne Kennedy's Women in Trouble premieres at Berlin's Volksbühne, the theatre director discusses her life and influences 

By Susanne Kennedy
Haegue Yang, Lingering Nous, 2016, installation view (detail) at Centre Pompidou, Paris. Courtesy: Centre Pompidou, Paris; photograph: Florian Kleinefenn

Elephants, identity and abstraction: The winner of the 2018 Wolfgang Hahn Prize reveals the objects and ideas that have shaped her thinking

By Haegue Yang
Annette Kelm, Still Life with Spring, 2017, 80 × 120 cm. Courtesy: the artist, König Galerie, Berlin, and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

From early Vogue shoots and Hollywood’s golden era to domestic still lifes, the photographer reveals the images that have inspired her

By Annette Kelm