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Art & Everything Else

Oct 8, 2019

Welcome to our new dialogue podcast. Your hosts are the philosopher Dr Sean Power and art theory graduate and curator Leila Johnston.

In this first episode, we discuss the value of art and artists.

Some of the questions we think about in this episode:

* Are artists like doctors or school teachers, producing something of value and importance that contributes to the smooth running of society?

* Does the 'background' art we find in hotels and new property developments have a value, beyond a kind of 'serving suggestion' of what art might be?

* Is it OK to police art, and offer support to some sorts of artists, but not others?

* How are we distinguishing between art we like and art we don't?