The Institute of Art and Ideas: “Is Beauty Back?” A Debate about the Future of Art

The Institute of Art and Ideas has released a new debate online with a panel of industry professionals contemplating the beautiful. From Laurie Anderson to Damien Hirst, a generation of artists banished beauty in favour of the grotesque, the discordant and the weird. But was this an error? Are new forms of aesthetic delight on the rise, and if so, what will the consequences be for our culture? The panel leading the debate are Courtauld scholar and High Art Lite author Julian Stallabrass, art historian Griselda Pollock and Norwegian artist Sidsel Christensen.

In association with the Royal Norwegian Embassy.