Elizabeth Markevitch is an art professional and the director and founder of IkonoTV, an international platform of display and broadcasting visual arts. Markevitch started her career in the early eighties as assistant fashion editor for Vogue Hommes and has since served many roles in the art industry: director of the Art Fund, Artemis; director and founder of the art advisory department of J. Henry Schröder Bank; senior manager of the painting’s department at Sotheby’s. Markevitch works as an art consultant and has collaborated and curated a wide variety of special art events.
If there was one piece of art you could feature in, which would it be and why?
I would choose to feature in a film by Douglas Gordon. His films are exactly what art is all about: emotions.
Who inspires you and why? An artist, a family member, someone current or historical?
Filippo Brunelleschi, who was one of the foremost architects and engineers of the Italian Renaissance. I love how he was so creative in so many different disciplines.
What are your cultural aspirations? What do you still want to see, do and achieve?
I want art to follow music's lead - to make sure everyone has an art experience like we all already have a music experience.
What are your favourite cultural cities in the world and why?
Berlin is my favourite cultural city because it is so diverse.