Nikos Papastergiadis: On Art and Friendship
Publisher: Surpllus, Author: Nikos Papastergiadis, ISBN: 9781922099280, Format: Hardcover, 220 x 140mm, 264pp
The art world celebrates the diversity of artistic practice, but how does it address the question of cultural differences? Biennales are today held in many metropolitan cities, but how does the art world understand the phenomenon of globality? This book is about real and imaginary exchanges between artists and writers. In the absence of a personal connection with an artist, the meaning of art is often elusive. It takes as its starting point a shared horizon of interest between artists and writers.
About the author
Nikos Papastergiadis is the Director of the Research Unit in Public Cultures, and a Professor in the School of Culture and Communication at The University of Melbourne. Nikos is the founder – with Professor Scott McQuire – of the Spatial Aesthetics research cluster and is the Project Leader of the Australian Research Council Linkage Project, ‘Large Screens and the Transnational Public Sphere’, and Chief Investigator on the ARC Discovery Project ‘Public Screens and the Transformation of Public Space’.