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Foreign Agents: Jonathan P Watts in discussion with Paul Clinton, Clunie Reid & John Walter


Trifarious Projects (founded 2011) is a curator-led organisation based in the South East of England. For this talk Trifarious have invited writer Jonathan P Watts to chair a discussion about the relationship of contemporary fine art practices to design, advertising and fashion.

The panel, to include writer and art theorist Paul Clinton and artists Clunie Reid and John Walter, will debate the ‘slickness’ that comes with artists’ appropriation of the applied arts’ materials and processes, and the potential it has to lead to the conclusion that art has become (or always has been) about the production of luxury objects for a rich elite; however the counter argument often upheld in the art world is that such work is producing a new context for the understanding of commercial design objects aesthetically, or critiquing fine art’s symbiosis with commerce.

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