The Future of Serious Art

The Future of Serious Art



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  • Bidisha is a journalist and broadcaster. She has regularly contributed to Saturday Review, Women's Hour, Front Row and Night Waves as well as presenting a number of arts documentaries for BBC Radio.
  • Her writing on international affairs, social justice, and arts and culture has appeared in the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph and the New Statesman among others.
  • The first set of FUTURES also includes Frankie Boyle on the future of British politics, Grace Campbell on the future of men, Vinay Gupta on the future of stuff and Mia Levitin on the future of seduction.
  • For fans of the Do Books and the Penguin Great Ideas series.


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. @bidisha_online