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Symposium: The Best is Not Too Good for You



Zilkha Auditorium, Whitechapel Gallery, E1 7QX

Thursday 15 May, 2pm – 6pm

Booking essential.

£12.50/£10.50 concession (£10.00 Whitechapel Gallery Members/£8.40 Whitechapel Gallery Concession Members). *Proof of concessions and membership to be shown on the door.

How do we ascribe value and meaning to objects in our everyday lives? Taking applied arts as a point of departure, speakers examine the politics at play between the handmade and the industrially produced, and the way in which the idea of uniqueness impacts on what something might be worth. Featuring artists Matthew Darbyshire, Paul Scott, art historian Tanya Harrod, and curators Ingrid Swenson and Sarah Shalgosky.

In association with Contemporary Art Society members.

Booking at the Whitechapel Gallery site here.

Image: Pablo Picasso, Face, 1965, white earthenware plate
Entrusted to the City of Leicester by Sheila and Richard Attenborough to commemorate the lives of their daughter Jane Mary and their granddaughter Lucy Elizabeth who perished together in the Asian tsunami on 26 December 2004.