Brigitte Kowanz, Austrian artist from Vienna. Photography © Alfred Weidinger

1.In your opinion what is the role of a museum?

The role of a museum is to ask questions and ignite a different point of view on the past and the future through the present.

2.What are your favorite museums in the world? Why?

I essentially love museums, yet there are some I have a particular connection to. I love the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan and the MAXXI. The Louvre and the Kunsthistorsches Museum are also very special places to me.

There is a private museum in Austria, the Museum Liaunig that I find architecturally quite interesting as well. The Museum Haus Konstruktiv, located in a former power station in Zurich is another favourite of mine, I guess that might have something to do with my work.