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“Creativity is a human right”: a conversation with Sharon Louden

“A book is a platform for conversation.” Sharon Louden’s voice is teeming with passion and gusto. This is the tail-end of our phone interview and it occurs to me that over the course of the time we’ve spoken, she has barely even mentioned her art or practice. As one would imagine, this is not normally the case in single-person interviews with artists. The fact that Louden has work in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art, Carnegie Mellon University and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum amongst others, but that didn’t come up, nor did her current or upcoming solo exhibitions....