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Jewish Book Week


Podcasts from the annual festival of arts and ideas held in London, UK.

Jul 22, 2019

Insiders / Outsiders examines the extraordinarily rich contribution of refugees from Nazi-dominated Europe to the visual culture, art education and art-world structures of the United Kingdom.

In every field, emigres arriving from Europe in the 1930s 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, Insiders / Outsiders 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.

Insiders/Outsiders is published to accompany a UK-wide arts festival of the same name running from March 2019 until March 2020.