Joanna Burch-Brown

Philosopher at the University of Bristol

Lecturer in philosophy at the University of Bristol, Joanna's work covers ethics and the arts.

Lecturer in philosophy at the University of Bristol, Joanna's work covers ethics and the arts.

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The Beautiful Universe

Is beauty hardwired into our world?

Jonathan Derbyshire, Eric Clarke, Lydia Goehr, Marc Robinson, Rhian Samuel

The Mystery of Music

Explaining the transcendental

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Banksy and the Media Barons

Julian Stallabrass charts the rise of a generation of media-savvy artists raking in millions.

Gavin Turk, Julian Spalding, Mel Evans

Michelangelo vs Damien Hirst

Has contemporary art lost its way?

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Duchamp's Deception

Julian Spalding | Was Duchamp a fraud?

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Truth and Poetry

Andrew Motion | Where does poetry gets its power?

Richard K. Morgan, Hilary Lawson, Sam Roddick, Mark Salter

The Secrets of the Uncanny

What does our sense of the uncanny say about us?

Paul Morley, Brian Eno

Seizing the Means of Production

Brian Eno: What the Future Could Look Like

Andrew Bowie, Mel Evans, Peter Curran, Stephen Bayley

The Emperor's New Art

From where does art get its value?

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Con Art

Should we redefine conceptual art?

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On Ugliness

Why 'ugliness' is a virtue

Griselda Pollock, Bracha Ettinger

Becoming Human

Can art change who you are?

Alastair Reynolds, Angela Breitenbach, Peter Curran, Stephen Bayley

Beauty Bites Back

Could beauty be real rather than subjective?

Michael McIntyre, Gabrielle Walker, Philip Ball, Joanna Bailie

Music's Mystery

The secret to music's emotion

Sam Roddick, Bence Nanay, Danielle Sands, Justine Kolata

Life, Beauty and Being

Is beauty something we now buy?

Susan Hiller, Hans Ulrich Obrist

American Surreal

Artist Susan Hiller looks back on her career with Serpentine co-director Hans Ulrich Obrist.

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Broken Beauty

How can art combat the power of oil and money?

Don Paterson, Dylan Evans, Janne Teller, Julian Spalding

The Best is to Come

What is the future of art?

Paloma Strelitz, Colin MacCabe, Jennifer Scott, Phillip Dodd

What is the Power of Art?

The work of art in the age of mass consumption

Art as Gossip

Do we have to see art to appreciate it?

Daniel Miller, Helen Croydon, Peter York, Serena Kutchinsky

Dying for Dior

Is fashion an aesthetic art form?

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Nicolas Roeg

The legendary director makes the case for cinema defined by risks, accidents and adventure.

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On the Air with Annie Nightingale

Reflections on a life at music's cutting edge

Godfrey Barker, Julian Spalding, Andy Holden, Ben Austin, Georgina Adam

Art and the Artful

Concept, craftsmanship and art

Emma Sulkowicz, Stanley Fish, John Harvey, Nell Stevens, Janne Teller

The Good, the Bad and the Artist

Should we separate the artist from the art?

Griselda Pollock, Julian Stallabrass, Juliet Gardiner, Sidsel Christensen

Is Beauty Back?

The future of art

Patricia Ellis, Martin Kemp, Griselda Pollock, Hans Maes, Cedar Lewisohn

The Naked Truth

How does the body in art relate to physical-being? Is nudity ever more than a sales tactic?

Raymond Tallis, Julian Spalding

The Limits of Art

George Barber, Ulrich Lehmann, Justine Picardie

Art Couture

Peter Curran, Mike Figgis, Beeban Kidron, Michael Nyman

Reinventing Film

The rise of independent cinema

Julian Spalding, Richard Coles, Stephen Bayley, Sally Phillips

The Emperor's New God

Can art replace religion?

Dennis Marks, Anna Dumitriu, Lynne Segal, Julian Stallabrass

Of Wonder and Terror

Science, art, and the sublime

Stephen Bayley

The Schlock of the New

The strange vulnerability of giant corporations

George Barber, Justina Robson, Gabriel Gbadamosi, Hilary Lawson

The Screen Age

Hilary Lawson, Julian Baggini, Alastair Reynolds, Sally Phillips

A Wonder Full World

Is the sublime real?

Caspar Melville, Penny Rimbaud, Tanya Gold, John Moore, Julien Temple

Blowing in the Wind

Pop-star revolutionaries

Penelope Curtis

Time and Tate

the story of art in Britain

Godfrey Barker, Ben Watson, Jonathan Ree, Phil Grabsky

The New Beautiful

Patricia MacCormack

The Art of Activism

Patricia MacCormack | Creative protest for impact

Godfrey Barker

Hitler's Art War

Eleanor Lindsay Fynn

Taking Over the Gallery

Guy Dammann

Yes, It Really is Beautiful!

Francesca Pollock, Sylvia Pollock

Pollock on Pollock Squared

Gabriel Gbadamosi, Jo Elliott, Jonathan Webber

The Cinema of Ideas

Cedar Lewisohn

Abstract Graffiti

Darren Harvey-Regan, Will Lunn

New British Art Double-Bill

Adrian Noble, Semir Zeki, Hilary Lawson, Patricia Ellis

Maps of Mystery

Can art help us catch sight of the ineffable? Or, do we mystify existence at our peril?

Gabriel Gbadamosi, Tim McInerny, Richard Schoch, Jez Butterworth

Six Billion Characters in Search of an Author

David Maclagan, Livy Powell

The View From Outside

Gabriel Gbadamosi, Ben Hammersley, Musa Okwonga

Cultures of the Body

Ben Watson

The Music of Revolt

Helen Lederer

Losing It

Does comedy challenge society, or reinforce it?

Martin Kemp, Stephen Frears, Joanna Kavenna, Razia Iqbal

How To Change the World

Arts power to pack political clout is clear. But is this a reduction of great art?

Razia Iqbal, Cedar Lewisohn, Godfrey Barker, Julian Spalding

Imagination, Inc.

Does public patronage awaken or stifle the arts? Do cuts spell the end of creativity?

Hilary Lawson, Ed Vaizey

A Change for Culture

The future of the art scene

Shahidha Bari

Dressed: A Philosophy of Fashion

The Secret Life of Clothes

Anna Murray

How to See Life's Patterns

Harnessing the power of nature's design

Brian Eno, Joanna Kavenna, Sophie Fiennes, Claire van Kampen, Ammar Kalia

The tyranny of the new

Is innovation unstoppable?

Brian Eno

Brian Eno's philosophy of art

Insights from a music legend

Claire van Kampen

Writing The Future

Bringing life back to theatre

Anish Kapoor, Eileen Myles, Frances Morris

Artists' crusade

The politics in art

Polly Toynbee, Minna Salami, Peter Atkins, Isabel Hilton

Status and wonder

How vital is art to our lives and culture?

Betty Sue Flowers

The stories that make us

How stories shape our understanding of reality

Myriam François, Georgina Adam, Janne Teller, Paddy Johnson

Money, fame and value

Are today's artists monuments to status?

Paddy Johnson

The new artistic revolution

How the digital landscape has revolutionised art

Joanna Kavenna, Mark Salter, Rupert Sheldrake, Minna Salami, Olivia Fane

Trash, trends and the transcendent

Has culture lost sight of the sublime?

Walter Gilbert

How to create art: by a scientist

Exploring creativity in its various forms

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Popularity and prejudice

How do we measure artistic greatness?

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How to do philosophy with Moby Dick

Uncovering truth through fiction.

Joanna Kavenna, Janne Teller, Paul Muldoon, Isy Suttie

Infinity in the palm of your hand

Can art uncover the essence of the world?

Mark Salter, Julian Spalding, Sophie Fiennes, Barry C. Smith

The betrayal of beauty

Can we separate art from beauty?

Emma Sulkowicz

The importance of bad art

Extending art to change the world

Emma Sulkowicz

Rebellion and rebirth

What activism teaches us about the world

Doon Mackichan, Mary Ann Sieghart

Challenging the caricature

A life fighting stereotypes

Billy Bragg, Myriam François

The Life and Philosophy of Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg on the power of music and protest

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The truth of fiction

Harnessing the power of story

Joanna Kavenna, Myriam François, Jack Symes, Jolyon Maugham

Creativity and freedom

Should there be limits on creative freedom?