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The international mobility of artists: mobility of ideas and aesthetics

Marie Le Sourd


What does it mean, today, for an artist to be mobile? For some, mobility is a choice and a luxury; for others, it is an economic or political necessity. For many more it is not a realistic option, or can only be accessed at the invitation of a 'western' collaborator. Meanwhile, mobility is being reshaped by the twin pressures of environmental and political upheaval...

To explore these conflicts and tensions, Marie Le Sourd of On the Move shares stories that reflect the different facets of contemporary mobility- from the efforts of companies to get outside their usual frames of thinking, to the experiences of displaced artists, to the emergence of alternative approaches emphasising place and locality.

Read the article here.