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AICA/PEER Panel Discussion: VALUE IN THE AGE OF AUSTERITY

05/12/2012

AICA-UK member Ingrid Swenson held a panel discussion on Saturday, 1st December, on the subject of VALUE IN THE AGE OF AUSTERITY, with Andrew Brighton, Colin Gleadell, Sacha Craddock and Nick Zangwill.

Installation view at PEER. Photo: Peter White

This discussion investigated the philosophical notion of intrinsic value in contrast to an economic understanding of value and material worth. In Keith Coventry’s exhibition (image above), these two apparently conflicting positions co-exist. The panel considered how these complex and interdependent notions of value impact on our reading and understanding of the role of art in contemporary society.

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