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The Future of Serious Art Bidisha

The Future of Serious Art By Bidisha

The Future of Serious Art by Bidisha

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In this instalment of the FUTURES series, journalist and broadcaster Bidisha uses her personal journey though books, TV and film to trace seismic changes in the way we engage with culture, and what we consider to be serious art

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The Future of Serious Art by Bidisha

Where and who do we want to be? How might we get there? What might happen if we stay on our current course?

In The Future of Serious Art, Bidisha uses her personal journey through novels, TV and film to mirror the seismic changes that have occurred in culture and its industries in recent years.

The digital revolution has brought all of TV, cinema and music into the palms of our hands. It's easier than ever to bring stories to life, but what happens when artistic work is rebranded as 'content creation'? Where does this leave literary novelists and arthouse filmmakers? What about those auteur-directors who make mainstream but thoughtful films for the big screen?

As a storyteller herself, and a woman of colour who isn't a millennial, Bidisha asks who is taken seriously as an artist, what is taken seriously as art now and how that might change over the next century.

This brief but mighty book is one of five that comprise the first set of FUTURES essays. Each standalone book presents the author's original vision of a singular aspect of the future which inspires in them hope or reticence, optimism or fear. Read individually, these essays will inform, entertain and challenge. Together, they form a picture of what might lie ahead, and ask the reader to imagine how we might make the transition from here to there, from now to then.

About Bidisha

Bidisha is a writer, broadcaster, film-maker and artist. She specialises in human rights, social justice, gender and the arts, and offers political analysis, arts critique and cultural diplomacy tying these interests together. She writes for the main UK broadsheets and presents and commentates for BBC TV and radio, Channel 4 News and Sky News. Her most recent book, Asylum and Exile: The Hidden Voices of London, is based on her outreach work in UK prisons, refugee charities and detention centres. Her first film, An Impossible Poison, has been highly acclaimed and selected for numerous international film festivals.

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