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Artists Remake the World by Vid Simonti, Book Launch

Admission Free, registration required
Start Time 18:00
End Time 20:00

Vid Simoniti is joined in conversation by Sophie Oliver, to discuss his newly published book, Artists Remake the World: A Contemporary Art Manifesto.

In the book, Simoniti puts forward a new account of art’s political potential. Introducing the reader to a host of visionary artists who are currently active across the globe — including Ai Weiwei, Olafur Eliasson, Maurice Mbikayi, Wangechi Mutu, and Hito Steyerl — Simoniti demonstrates the potential and limits of their transformative work, while tackling contemporary issues like the climate crisis, social justice and global inequality.

As the artworld increasingly comes to expect political themes in art, the book asks the foundational questions about aesthetics and politics: What difference can art make? Does political engagement exclude a concern for beauty? What is the difference between artists and activists?

The conversation will be followed by a drinks reception, and an opportunity to buy the book at a discounted rate.

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