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Catinca Tabacaru

Catinca Tabacaru

For our 5 Questions series, we ask creative professionals five questions about the nature of creation and collaboration. This week we spoke with Catinca Tabacaru, owner and director of the CATINCA TABACARU gallery in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Having spent years as a human rights lawyer, Catinca began working as an art dealer and curator in 2009 when she founded Tinca Art Inc. Expanding Tinca Art into a public gallery this past May, Catinca recently emailed us from New York City to talk about how travel effects her work, her favorite show she’s ever curated, and her love of Antoni Gaudi.

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Ji Lee

Ji Lee

As a creative strategist at Facebook, Ji Lee operates at the cross-section between creativity and technology, creating art that reflects both worlds. After a long career in the ad world, where he worked as creative director for agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi and Droga5, Ji moved into the tech sector in 2008, working as a creative director at Google before moving into his current role at Facebook at 2011. With a fondness for personal projects – many of which have a strong presence on the internet – Ji’s work takes on many modern cultural tableaux with a strong element of humor and a focus on collaboration and participation from his audience.

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Sebastien Leon, photo by Thomas Derain

Sebastien Leon, photo by Thomas Derain

Sebastien Leon transforms spaces with sculpture and sound. Creating installations that can take up entire rooms, Leon frequently uses sound not only to enhance his art, but to help him realize each piece’s goals. As much a musician as a visual artist, his work shows that visual and audio perception are essentially inseparable, just as they are in the natural world. A frequent collaborator with other artists and musicians from around the world, he holds a unique perspective about how contemporary art exists across cultures. He recently spoke to us over email from his studio in Tribeca, NYC, to discuss some of his recent pieces, his interest in the increasing cross-disciplinary projects, and how he embraces the unexpected when creating something new.

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Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe, photo by Blossom Berkofsky

Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe, photo by Blossom Berkofsky

Through their art, Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe bring their audience into a fully formed world of their own creation. The two have been making large scale installations for the last 10 years, and have become renowned for the intense attention to detail they put into every piece. Walking through the rooms Freeman and Lowe create, visitors will find libraries full of completely original books and disused print factories and commercials that never existed, all to make the installations feel like a forgotten piece of history. Though they’ve been working on a new installation, they spoke to us via email about about their long-running collaboration, the research and details required to make their installations believable, and how their previous installations affect any new work they begin.

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