Arts, Society & Culture
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James Brett, Iain McGilchrist, Lauren Parker, Anj Smith.Gabriel Gbadamosi chairs.‘A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.’ MichelangeloTechnique is back on the agenda as Richard Wright’s Turner Prize winning wall painting demonstrates. Is skill and craft essential to art or is it an irrelevance?Collector and gallerist James Brett, psychiatrist and author Iain McGilchrist, V%A senior curator Lauren Parker and artist Anj Smith consider whether skill matters. Chaired by writer and TV presenter Gabriel Gbadamosi.
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Lauren Parker, Godfrey Barker, Sarah Thornton.Will Gompertz chairs.‘It is self-evident that nothing concerning art is self-evident.’ Adorno. Since our ancestors marked cave walls thirty-two thousand years ago, the artistic impulse has been a facet of all human culture. But why? What is the point of art?Head of Contemporary Programmes at the V%A Lauren Parker, writer and critic Godfrey Barker and author of Seven Days in the Art World Sarah Thornton open up this year’s theme with three different perspectives on the purpose of art. Chaired by BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz.
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Matthew Stone, Anj Smith, Godfrey Barker, Gabriel Gbadamosi. Hilary Lawson chairs.For a century beauty has been out of fashion. Could it be on the way back? Some have argued that as the pessimism and brutality of the YBA era recedes, a new dawn of beauty is rising once again in British art. If so, is this indicative of a deep human desire for beauty, or a superficial antidote to the darkening external climate?Artists Matthew Stone and Anj Smith debate the return of beauty with Godfrey Barker and Gabriel Gbadamosi.
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Julian Spalding in conversation with Mary-Ann CraigControversial author and former director of Glasgow galleries Julian Spalding has angered the inhabitants of a remote Pacific island. He must trade his favourite works of art for his life. But will his picks be good enough to stop him being caught up in a pagan ritualistic burning?
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Eminent sociologist Zygmunt Bauman talks to Frank Furedi about the transformation of our dreams of progress into a lust for escape and survival. Described by The Guardian as ‘the most influential sociologist working in Europe’, Zygmunt Bauman has a talent for speaking differently. A major inspiration to the anti-globalisation movement, he is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Leeds.
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The Liberal calls Silvera epic and intimate, with songs that offer us a landscape of the human heart. Hers is a tapestry carefully crafted, often woven with the fabric of mythic tales, told with tender insight and in wry, seductive tones. ‘A songsmith whose music simply aches beauty’ Time Out
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The Times calls sensational spoken-word poet Laura Dockrill, aka Dockers MC, one of the UK’s top literary talents. The 22-year old, raised by arty parents in south London, is the first performance poet to graduate from London’s Brit School, famous for spawning chart-toppers Amy Winehouse, Adele and Kate Nash. She has wowed audiences from Latitude to Edinburgh, Glastonbury to Reading. ‘Everyone’s falling for Laura Dockrill’ Vogue