Interview to Luke Stegemann in ABC Cultural

Our member Luke Stegemann has been interviewed in ABC Cultural this week.

Luke is an Australian writer and translator who received the Malaspina award in 2018 from Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific – Investigadores Españoles en Australia-Pacífico (SRAP-IEAP)  and the Embassy of Spain in Australia. This award celebrates those researchers who contribute to establish bridges and cooperation between Australia and Spain.

Luke lived severeal years in Spain in the 80s. Since then he spends long periods of time in Valencia every year.

This week, he has been interviewed by the Spanish newspaper ABC Cultural (in Spanish). There, he talks about his essay “The Beautiful Obscure” where he reflects on the parallel stories between both countries throughout history, mostly unknown. By keeping clear of clichés, Luke displays a thorough knowledge of Spain’s history, culture and politics.


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The interview in ABC Cultural can be found (in Spanish) in this link.

Paula Llull Llobera

About Paula Llull Llobera

My research deals with the aesthetic and philosophical theories that define the different art movements since the late 60s, specifically in the field of sculpture and installation art. In this context, I analyse the way artists have tackled the natural environment and in particular the work of three contemporary artists that address environmental issues within the museum institution; the Australian artist Janet Laurence is one of my case studies. Also, I am a regular contributor to “Sculpture” magazine and “re:sculpt” blog.