Battle of Ideas: In Search of Originality

Sat 20 Oct 2012 15.30

Fountain Room, Barbican Centre, London

The RPS is proud to continue its partnership with Battle of Ideas; the perfect platform to champion the best in contemporary culture. This debate, In Search of Originality: Navigating the Artistic Canon, features speakers from a range or arts backgrounds, chaired by sociologist and cultural commentator Dr Tiffany Jenkins. The Prado and the Louvre, the Barbican Centre and the Lincoln Center, the Concertgebouw and the LA Philharmonic: all champion the greats, the established and traditional. But how does this significant artistic heritage, much of it European, relate to wider society today? Is there a genuine enthusiasm for the likes of Wagner and Leonardo, Picasso and Puccini, keeping the culture of the past fresh and alive? Or are today’s passive consumers simply lapping up the repackaged greatest hits of yesterday? For more information about this and other events in 2012 Battle of Ideas festival, please follow this link.

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