Wed, 03 Mar | Tresillian Arts Centre

What is Good and Bad Art?

In this wide-ranging overview, Emeritus Professor Richard Read explores the idea that ‘bad’ works of art reveal the problem that ‘successful’ works of art conceal and that this effect of ‘failure’ has therefore been an essential quality of truly experimental art, especially over the last century.
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What is Good and Bad Art?

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03 Mar, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tresillian Arts Centre, 21 Tyrell St, Nedlands WA 6009, Australia

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In this wide-ranging, copiously illustrated lecture, Emeritus Professor Richard Read explores the idea that ‘bad’ works of art reveal the problem that ‘successful’ works of art conceal and that this effect of ‘failure’ has been an essential quality of truly experimental art, especially over the last century. It also responds to a very general feeling amongst many of us: that some art is so bad, it’s brilliant! In a spirit of respectfully tolerant and convivial curiosity, audience members will be invited to share the formative moments of their own artistic tastes in discussions after the lecture and nominate their own examples of ‘bad art.’

Richard Read is Emeritus Professor and Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, Perth. He is widely published and presents art lectures in an engaging and informative way for all audiences. 

Hosted by Tresillian Arts Centre, the afternoon will include tea/coffee and light refreshments. 

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