London | Curator
bEYOnD THE pARAMETERs OF THE sTuFFY gAllERY wORlD, TinA ziEglER is builDing A HOME FOR THE ART THAT sHE lOvEs.
Tina Ziegler does not exactly fit the art industry stereotype. She’s young, self-taught and completely down to earth. In fact, as she welcomes us to her airy warehouse space in West London she exudes a warmth and friendliness that is not just rare in the art world, but downright extraordinary. Then again, even as curator of the London Miles Gallery, Ziegler doesn’t consider herself part of the ‘art world’ anyway. “I love all kinds of art,” she gushes enthusiastically. “But I don’t really care about the artist’s name or when it was
made, I just love looking at the technique and the types of paint they’ve used. The bigger picture of the art world, I know nothing about. People come [to the gallery] with an art history degree and I’m, like, ‘I have no idea what you’re talking about’. I’ve never studied it. I know everything there is to know about the art movement that I’m promoting and interested in – I mean, I’m addicted to it. But if it comes to modern art or abstract art or anything like that, I’m clueless. I enjoy it. Which, to me, is all that matters.” With no agenda other than to promote the art she loves,
Published on Jun 25, 2010