The New Vanguard Artist Profil 5 – Julian Weber
4SEE puts a spotlight on young artists from the international art scene whom we deeply admire for their explosive talent and limitless creativity. We respect them even more for their tenacity in the face of overwhelming odds of fame and success in the hypercompetitive artworld. Their incomparable ability to let us share in feelings, emotions, ideas, issues, and concepts that count make us want to take a second and third look at their work. But it is their genuine passion for their art that comes through when you speak with these heavyweights of the art world in Berlin and New York—two of the cultural capitals of the world.
This artist profile “New Vanguard” was for the ART issue // published in September 2017.
“I want to continue working as I do now, moving in between different disciplines, different places, different groups of people and different scales of production.”
Name Julian Weber
Medium Dance/Choregraphy, Sculpture
Based in Berlin
Find more at julianweber.berta.me
Did you always know that you were going to be an artist?
Do you find the artworld cutthroat and competitive, or is it also supportive and community-minded, or something inbetween?
Something in between.
What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment so far?
To stay and survive with making what I like to do.
What is it like to live/work in Berlin city?
It feels very good for the moment.
What is next for you, an immediately upcoming project or chance to see your work?
28th of August im co-curating the Tanznachtforum in Uferstudios, where I frame an evening of dance, talk and music. Beginning of September I will present my work HighWay in collaboration with musician Martin Hiendl at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art as part of Diver Festival. On 10th of September I will show a new solo titled raw geometry in the frame of the re-opening of the Volksbühne in Tempelhof.
Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time, where would you like to see your artwork and at what scale?
I would like to be able to continue working as I do now, moving in between different disciplines, different places, different groups of people and different scales of production. Still, since I stopped my visual arts studies and started to study choreography from 2010, I have been mainly working in Berlin inside the theater. I wish to open up my work again more towards the spaces and perspectives of the visual arts. Besides the very interesting multilayered director position I find myself often inside a choreographic project, I sometimes also would like to be in a more specific and focused role, for example just doing set design for a production. Very important for me is also to continue building community in Berlin and abroad, maybe even find a place which can host and combine artistic working and living.