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  • The Debate

    Awake in the Universe

    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? 

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    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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lewmay on 10/03/2015 9:42pm

Any attempt to view an abstraction will suffer the loss of comprehension from any angle of approach. Words are not part of understanding ones abstract expression.You cannot explain what comes from the soul.

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