Insiders/Outsiders, published to accompany a UK-wide arts festival of the same name in 2019, examines the extraordinarily rich and pervasive contribution of refugees from Nazi-dominated Europe to the visual culture, art education, and art-world structures of the United Kingdom. In every field, émigrés arriving from Europe in the 1930s—supported by a small number of like-minded individuals already resident in the UK—introduced a professionalism, internationalism, and bold avant-gardism to a British art world not known for these attributes. At a time when the issue of immigration is much debated, the book serves as a reminder of the importance of cultural cross-fertilization and of the deep, long-lasting, and wide-ranging contribution that refugees make to British life.
|Publisher:||Ashgate Publishing, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 10.75(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Monica Bohm-Duchen is an independent, London-based art historian, curator, and writer. She is the author of numerous books, catalogs, and articles, including Art and the Second World War (Lund Humphries 2013), The Art and Life of Josef Herman (Lund Humphries 2009), Rubies and Rebels: Jewish Female Identity in Contemporary British Art (Lund Humphries 1996 - contributing editor) and After Auschwitz: Responses to the Holocaust in Contemporary Art (Lund Humphries 1995 - contributing editor).