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Awake in the Universe

Bracha Ettinger, Joanna Kavenna, Julian Stallabrass. Hilary Lawson hosts.

Our 2011 opening debate addresses the festival’s theme ‘Awake in the Universe’ head on. What gives art the ability to raise us from emotional and intellectual slumbers and where is its edge currently to be found? 

The Panel

Controversial art historian Julian Stallabrass, painter and psychoanalst Bracha Ettinger, and writer Joanna Kavenna debate how art and creativity make us alive.

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