In this new video portrait from Le Visionnaire director Kamel Bouknadel, Parisian gallery owner Magda Danysz tells of her entry into the art world in 1992 as a way to give street artists somewhere to exhibit properly. Now the eponymous name behind galleries in France and Shanghai, Magda is able to reflect on the names and personas that have displayed their wares on her walls over the past two decades.
From the biggest names in street art (think Shepard Fairey, JR, Miss Van, JonOne, Space Invader, Seen and Banksy) to photographer Erwin Olaf and sculptor Wang Keping, Magda’s seen it all and can therefore support her declaration that galleries compliment art on walls and trains—they’re not a sign of a sell-out.
Watch the interview to hear her reminisce about her relationship to the work seen in Exit Through the Gift Shop. If you’re in Paris, you can catch Twinkles, Miss Van‘s first show in three years, at Galerie Magda Danysz until April 30.