Why Art Matters - Roland Augustine - TEDxDanubia
Why is art relevant? Why do artists make pictures? Why do we look at them? Gallery owner Roland Augustine talks about the role of art for humanity, sharing his approach how to experience it and not to consume it. New York-based gallerist and art dealer Roland co-founded Luhring Augustine Gallery with Lawrence R. Luhring in 1985. Having devoted himself to social engagement, Roland is a trustee of Bard College, with a particular engagement in both the Centre for Curatorial Studies (CCS) and the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), its mission being to bring liberal arts education into the prison system in the state of New York. He also served on the board of Dignitas International, a humanitarian organization that serves the people of Malawi through the care and prevention of HIV/Aids, and was President of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), seeking to educate collectors and democratize the art market via overseeing and writing the first Code of Ethics that circumscribes the responsibilities of all professional dealers.