Hanns Zischler: A Desire for Knowledge
Actor, photographer, translator, publisher, essayist – Hanns Zischler is one of the most versatile German artists. His insatiable curiosity drives him to make discoveries. Something little-known found in an archive will become something new, e.g. the book Der Schmetterlingskoffer or the exhibition “Errata. Fehler aus zweiter Hand.” Zischler recently gave the Akademie parts of his extensive archives. He talks with Sabine Hackethal about attaining knowledge through discovery and why he equates collecting with knowledge.