ABC Radio National: can bad people create good art?
Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle is being performed in Melbourne this week. Wagner was openly anti-Semitic. Should this change the way we approach his art?
And what about acclaimed Australian artist and self-confessed paedophile, Donald Friend, whose works are in the collections of major Australian galleries?
Sasha Grishin joins Michael Cathcart, Jen Webb, Paul Hetherington, Laura D'Olimpio, David Larkin, Maria Tumarkin and Antony Funnel for this hour-long special exploring the thorny questions of art and ethics. Can art can be separated from the artist? How should art and cultural institutions handle the works of artists who've lived or espoused problematic values?
28 November 2016
ABC Radio National: Dealing with troubled art legacies
Sasha Grishin, Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University speaks to Michael Mackenzie art censorship and the case of artist Dennis Nona, who was gaoled for child sex offences. 9 April 2015
Australian Art: A History
Emeritus Professor Sasha Grishin speaks to ABC Radio National Michael Cathcart about his magnum opus, Australian Art: a History. 9 September 2014
SBS: Seeing life from art perspective (in Russian)
Sasha Grishin is Professor of Art History at the Australian National University specialising in Nineteenth and Twentieth Australian and European art. His expert opinion in Byzantine and Russian art is also highly valued. In the studio conversation we discuss the influences of indigenous art on Australian early western tradition artists and the exciting and unique the special exhibition EIKON: Icons of the Orthodox Christian World in Ballarat Art Gallery. 22 November 2014