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The Emperor's New Art


From the masks and jewellery of the Pharaohs to contemporary painting, art has always been valued above almost all else. Yet it has no practical purpose. Has money chased art because, with no objective measure, art is victim to limitless hype and fashion, or are gold baubles and diamond skulls of genuinely great value?
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Could beauty be real rather than subjective?

Speakers: Alastair Reynolds, Angela Breitenbach, Stephen Bayley
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Do we have too much choice?

Speakers: Lou Marinoff, Lynne Segal, Renata Salecl
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Does censorship create great art?

Speakers: Jenny Boyd, Anders Sandberg, Allen Jones
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Is violence ever a justifiable political strategy?

Speakers: Finn Mackay, John Sauven, Neel Mukherjee
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Is honesty a fantasy?

Speakers: Rae Langton, Tom Sorell, Sophie Van Der Zee
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The rise of independent cinema

Speakers: Mike Figgis, Beeban Kidron, Michael Nyman

If you want to join the world's leading thinkers debating the biggest ideas across Science, Philosophy, Politics and the Arts, get your ticket to HowTheLightGetsIn London 2022 here.

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