Grayson Perry is tackledthe eternal question What is art? in his Reith lectures and we didthe same. On Thursday 14 November 2013, we held a discussion with a panel of artists, critics and curators during a 'Question Time' style event.
Phyllida Barlow - artist
James Brett - Founder, Museum of Everything
Tony Heaton - Director, SHAPE
Alan Kane - artist
Sam Thorne - Associate Editor, frieze International
Jean Wainwright - critic and art historian, Head of Cultural Studies, School of Film and Media, University for the Creative Arts
Lauren Wright - Curator, Turner Contemporary
Chaired by Sacha Craddock - independent critic and curator
Reflecting on questions raised at recent exhibitions, including Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing at Turner Contemporary, Jeremy Deller's English Magic at the 2013 Venice Biennale (which will be exhibited at Turner Contemporary in 2014) Massimiliano Gioni's The Encyclopedic Palace at the Venice Biennale and the Hayward Gallery’s The Alternative Guide to the Universe, this talk follows on from Venice Agendas, a series of discussions, events and performances examining issues of live art and art and politics during the preview week of the 55th Venice Biennale, 2013.