Nicholas Serota Calls for Protections to Arts in Brexit Plan

July 13th, 2017

Former Tate head Nicholas Serota has gone on record calling for the protection of artists during and after Brexit negotiations, claiming that their right to travel and move in and out of the country is essential to the British nation. “We owe much of how we see ourselves – especially our romantic side – to the perspective of incomers,” Serota says. “Where would the visual arts in this country be without the contribution made by artists like Frank Auerbach and Lucian Freud in one generation, Chris Ofili, Mona Hatoum or John Akomfrah in another?”

Read more at The Guardian