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Engaging Art

Essays and Interviews from Around the Globe

Author(s): Roslyn Bernstein

Book Description

This book explores the tangled texture of the art world, a curious and mysterious space. In 60 essays, drawn from around the globe, it reveals new dimensions about how artists make their art, resist censorship and retain an independent, creative spirit.

The essays ask and answer several crucial questions: How do artists in Europe, the United States, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin and South America find space to live and work? How do artists follow their talent to make and exhibit original art in a politicized world where artistic freedom is often limited? How do smaller artistic venues survive the economic pressures and competition in the art market?

Focusing on under-the-radar subjects, the reports, interviews, and essays illuminate the pain and pleasures of artistic production and the challenges faced by artists, curators, and gallerists.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-4810-7
ISBN-10: 1-5275-4810-4
Date of Publication: 01/06/2020
Pages / Size: 416 / A5
Price: £67.99


Roslyn Bernstein is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions at Baruch College of the City University of New York. She holds a PhD in English Literature, and was the founding Director of the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program at Baruch College. She is the author of Boardwalk Stories, a collection of 14 fictional tales set from 1950 to 1970, and the co-author of Illegal Living: 80 Wooster Street and the Evolution of SoHo, written jointly with the architect Shael Shapiro. Since the 1980s, she has been reporting from around the globe for such print publications as the New York Times, Newsday, the Village Voice, New York Magazine, Parents, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has also reported for various online publications, including Medium, Tablet, Huffington Post, and Guernica, focusing primarily on cultural reporting and contemporary art, with in-depth interviews of artists, curators, and gallerists.