Panel Talk: Is All Art Activism?

Saturday, 30th November, 2019 - 12:00am

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

30 November, 15.30, Free for pass holders or normal admission, Booking required http://portal.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/public/event/eventBooking.aspx?id=EVT04000 Arts education and training company Changing Relations C.I.C will host this thought-provoking panel talk, asking a question which is bound to ignite many opinions - "Is all art activism"? Guido Reni's painting style is sublime, yet the subject of the central painting in The Power and The Virtue exhibition is violent- a woman who has committed suicide after being raped. This apparent contradiction raises the familiar question of whether art is purely for art's sake, or is it driven by, or accountable for, a social purpose?

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