Art — Democrat or Aristocrat?

23 Oct 2008

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11:00 – 21:00

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Whitechapel Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • Bus: 25, 205, 254
  • Aldgate East / Aldgate
  • Liverpool Street
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‘It does not seem that the contradiction which exists between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic structure of modern society can ever be resolved.' This event discusses Herbert Read's assertion and explores the political and democratic potential of art. Speakers include Dave Beech, writer and artist in the art collective Freee and Michael Paraskos, Research Fellow, Harlow Arts Trust and Editor, Reading Read — New Views on Herbert Read. In association with Freedom Press. Supported by the Cyprus College of Art. £7/5 concessions and Whitechapel Members. Free for Whitechapel Patrons and Associates. Booking essential. To book visit


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