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The Master od Mischief – Reminiscing about Jerzy Kosiński

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The Master od Mischief – Reminiscing about Jerzy Kosiński

ALL ROADS LEAD TO NYC EXCLUSIVE By Isabel Bau Madden The Master of Mischief Reminiscing about Jerzy Kosiński ©isabel bau madden “What are you doing in fifteen minutes?” Out of the blue, novelist Jerzy Kosiński would appear as others only appear in a dream. Reveling in mischief, Kosiński seduced and cajoled with electrifying intensity. There was […]

Danilo Kiš: New York Recollections, part two

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Danilo Kiš: New York Recollections, part two

ALL ROADS LEAD TO NYC EXCLUSIVE Danilo Kiš: New York Recollections 2 by Isabel Bau Madden ©isabel bau madden To read in Serbian, please click HERE Za verziju na srpskom jeziku, molimo kliknite OVDE “If there is any substitute for love, it is memory.”  Joseph Brodsky There have been several  instances in my life fate […]

Danilo Kiš: New York Recollections

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Danilo Kiš: New York Recollections

ALL ROADS LEAD TO NYC EXCLUSIVE Danilo Kiš: New York Recollections  by Isabel Bau Madden ©isabel bau madden To read in Serbian, please click HERE Za verziju na srpskom jeziku, molimo kliknite OVDE JFK  Touchdown! A glimpse at Danilo Kiš in the Big Apple, begins at the airport,  where I found myself awaiting his arrival , on more than one occasion […]

Emma Fick: Serbia Inspired Me To Start Drawing Again

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Emma Fick: Serbia Inspired Me To Start Drawing Again

EXCLUSIVE FOR  AAM For the Serbian version, please click HERE Za verziju na srpskom, molimo kliknite OVDE Emma Fick is an American illustrator living currently in Serbia and teaching English on a Fulbright scholarship. Her passion and love for travelling and illustrating she combined in an interesting way, creating sketches, illustrations and paintings in which she shows places, people […]

Regina Frank (part two): To Find an Island in Ourselves

Regina Frank (part two): To Find an Island in Ourselves

EXCLUSIVE To find the first part of the interview, please click on the photo below     For the version in Serbian, please clicki HERE Za verziju na srpskom, molimo kliknite OVDE    You lived in one window of the new Museum of Contemporary Art in New York for 28 days in 1993, sewing pearls onto a […]

Regina Frank (part one): The Artist is Present Within All of Us

Regina Frank (part one): The Artist is Present Within All of Us

  EXCLUSIVE For the second part of the interview with Regina Frank, please click on the photo below   For the version in Serbian, please clicki HERE Za verziju na srpskom, molimo kliknite OVDE   Today Regina Frank, German artist, lives in a village near Lisbon and in Germany. She finds her inspiration in her connection to nature, ecology, solar energy, flowers and […]

Marina Abramovic: When I want to do something, I will do every possible sacrifice to do it

Marina Abramovic: When I want to do something, I will do every possible sacrifice to do it

EXCLUSIVE For the version in Serbian, please click HERE Za verziju na srpskom, kliknite OVDE Marina Abramovic directed all her power to the creation of Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI), Center for Conservation of performance art and center to help artists who are working on long duration projects. Recently, in Paris, Marina Abramovic tried out the […]

Car Shopping with Joseph Brodsky

Car Shopping with Joseph Brodsky

ALL ROADS LEAD TO NYC EXCLUSIVE By Isabel Bau Madden You may find the Serbian version  HERE (Verziju na srpskom možete pronaći OVDE) Joseph Brodsky   May 24, 1940- January 28, 1996. To commemorate Joseph Brodsky’s birthday, an essay reminiscing a car shopping experience with the celebrated Russian poet in 1987, shortly after he was […]

Fascinación: A melody, a memory of Belgrade and more: Borges’s widow, Maria Kodama

Fascinación: A melody, a memory of Belgrade and more: Borges’s widow, Maria Kodama

ALL ROADS LEAD TO NYC EXCLUSIVE By Isabel Bau Madden   By coincidence, this is how it happened: I last interviewed Maria Kodama, Jorge Luis Borges’s widow, in the winter of 1999. We met briefly, last year, at the Cervantes Institute in New York City, on the occasion of the Atlas by Borges photo exhibit. […]

The Unexpected Twists and Turns of a David Carr Interview

The Unexpected Twists and Turns of a David Carr Interview

All Roads Lead To NYC EXCLUSIVE TimesTalks: Robert Redford & Shia LaBeouf By Isabel Bau Madden  Matthew Arnold Photography     It was supposed to have been an evening about Robert Redford. It soon became clear, if not surprising, the host, irrepressible NYTimes media reporter, David Carr, would be the one to steal the show. […]

Love at first sight: My friendship with Bel Kaufman

Love at first sight: My friendship with Bel Kaufman

Why Bel and not Belle? The answer to this question is the key to the indomitable spirit of centenarian Bel Kaufman and understanding who she is. To her friends she is Belochka, her Russian nickname. To the rest of the world she is Bel, the celebrated author of the bestselling novel, “Up the Down Staircase” […]

Soldiering on – The Abramovic Method

Soldiering on – The Abramovic Method

All roads lead to NYC  Soldiering on- the Abramovic Method by Isabel Bau Madden Control, focus, commitment, obsession, idea. The words roll out of Belgrade-born Marina Abramovic’s mouth with surgical precision and detachment when describing herself as an artist. Without skipping a beat she adds: to be an artist you have to be a soldier. […]