Interview with Gerhard Müller-Rischart
Ute Heim: High Noon, 2016
Foto: © Rischart
EAS: How did you become interested in art and why did you start the RischArt program?
Franziska & Sophia Hoffmann: Zeitfenster; Foto: © Rischart
EAS: What were the first steps in the art program?
I see in art a form of free space which opens new perspectives, insights and values.
EAS: So the prize was awarded biannually?
EAS: And art is still on display in the bakery today?
EAS: How do you choose the art you display?
Andres Seehusen im Gespräch mit Gerhard Müller-RIschart; Foto: © Julian Stalter
EAS: Did you lead the art program from the beginning?
Personally, I was fascinated by the idea of showing art in a place where advertisements of luxury products and a consumer oriented lifestyle were promoted.
Dörthe Bäumer: Warten auf Gleis 11, 2015; Foto: © Rischart
EAS: How did you get the employees to buy into the goals and purposes of the art program?
EAS: Yes, art spurs dialogues. Did you integrate employees into the discussion on the art program? Did they voice their opinions or make suggestions?
EAS: You did projects at the Munich main train station and in the pedestrian zone, for example, how did you obtain the permissions?
EAS: And how do you select the projects and artists?
EAS: Do you sometimes speak directly with the artists?
Gerhard Müller-Rischart; Foto: © Julian Stalter
EAS: In reviewing your art catalogues, I have noticed that your topics started with the art of baking, and have now developed to other human or universal issues. Has the art program changed or formed the Rischart brand over the years? Has the commitment to art made a difference?
EAS: Which program in the art initiative was the most successful and what are you most proud of?
EAS: How do you communicate about the art program and the public projects?
EAS: Have you repeatedly worked with certain artists? And do you only commission Munich artists?
EAS: Do you think that it is important that companies support art and what would be your advice to companies who want to start an art program?
Interview: Ellen-Andrea Seehusen
Text: Shellie Karabell, Ellen-Andrea Seehusen
Photos: Julian Stalter, pressphotos Rischart