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Talks

Listen: Scenes from a Marriage

 Have art and theory drifted apart?

Participants:
Simon Critchley (Chair & Professor of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research, New York)
Robert Storr (artist, critic, curator and Dean of Yale School of Art)
Barbara Bloom (artist)

Chair: Joerg Heiser (Co-editor, frieze)

Since the 1980s - when buzzwords like ‘semiotics’ were prevalent in the art world - theory has played an important role in the interpretation and making of art. Yet, after all these years, has contemporary art really influenced the way philosophers think?  What is the relevance of theory to today’s artists?