GOMA TALKS SUGAR SPIN

6.30 – 7.30pm, Thu 2 & 9 March | GOMA | Free

The lively evening discussion program GOMA Talks returns during ‘Sugar Spin’ for a discussion on pleasure, gratification and meaning in art and life. Across two lively events, join special guest panellists and ABC Radio National hosts Sarah Kanowski (Books and Arts) and Paul Barclay (Big Ideas). GOMA Talks sessions are free and no bookings are required to attend. Please arrive before 6.30pm to secure your seat.

View the live stream of GOMA Talks and share your comments, feedback and questions to the panel using the twitter hash tag #GOMAtalks or SMS 04 888 TALKS (82557).

SESSION 1

Sarah Kanowski

GOMA TALKS
CAN ART MAKE US HAPPY?
6.30pm Thursday 2 March 2017

Hosted by Sarah Kanowski, presenter of ABC Radio National's Books and Arts.

Contemporary art can be seen as a form of entertainment, yet our experience of art goes beyond simple delight. Can pleasure and meaning co-exist in art, and what does this mean for today’s art museum?

Guests announced soon.

SESSION 2

Paul Barclay

GOMA TALKS
GUILTY PLEASURE
6.30pm Thursday 9 March 2017

Hosted by Paul Barclay, presenter of ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas.

Self-gratification is generally frowned upon in favour of higher, more morally robust pursuits. Yet, self-indulgence plays a leading role in many aspects of our lives. Where do these instincts toward pleasure-seeking originate from, and can they be good for us?

Guests announced soon


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