Born 1966, Holger Liebs is editor-in-chief of the leading german magazine for contemporary art, Monopol. He studied History of Art, and has been an art critic for Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frieze, The Art Newspaper, Texte zur Kunst, and many other magazines and newspapers, for many years.
If there was one piece of art you could feature in, which would it be and why?
Diego Velazquez’ 'Las Meninas', if only to see what the painter sees, as he looks out of the painting as well as into it.
Who inspires you and why? An artist, a family member, someone current or historical?
My girlfriend and my daughter, constantly, because they’re the funniest, most inspiring, most beautiful people in the world. I just can't help it.
What are your cultural aspirations? What do you still want to see, do and achieve?
To stay overnight at Mies’ Farnsworth House. Actually, to own it.
What are your favourite cultural cities in the world and why?
Paris, for the art, shopping, and joie de vivre, and of course, Berlin.