Luxury Goods III ‘The Meaning of Art'

9 Sep 2009 – 13 Sep 2009

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Daily 7-10 pm

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The Foundry

London, United Kingdom


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An international, interdisciplinary five day, free art festival.


Over 50 artists from all continents band together to dissect and reframe ‘The Meaning of Art' through art objects, seminar discussion, time based media, drama workshops, music, poetry and performance. The festival opens on Wednesday the 9th with performances and music. Join us on the evening of Thursday the 10th September (7:00 pm — 10:00 pm) for a symposium exploring ‘The Meaning of Art'. A panel of artists, critics and academics from Nigeria, Russia, India and London, including Anthony Downey (Programme Director Sotheby's Institute/Editorial Board Third Text), Azu Nwagbogu (Chairman, African Artists' Foundation), Alexis Ashot (Old Masters and 19th Century Art, Christie's, London) and Peter Kavannagh (Senior Producer Radio Drama, BBC) lead the discussion. Come for poetry and performances on Friday, and Saturday's line up includes videos and performances. We test the theory that constraint (financial or otherwise) makes for great art: while encouraging artistic freedom in the spirit of the Society of Independent Artists. All participants submit 50 words (not 49, not 51) on ‘The Meaning of Art'. The festival wraps up on Sunday the 13th with a drama workshop, led by Tamsin Irwin (Salisbury Playhouse) that evolves from and develops these texts. ‘The Meaning of Art' will be the third in a series of festivals initiated by Luxury Goods London in January 2008. The first discussed on ‘The Cost of Art' (January 08- February 09) and the second ‘The Value of Art' (April 09). Full texts and images from both festivals are available from http://www.luxurygoodslondon.com.


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