Issue 339: Spotlight on: South West England

  • Spotlight on: South West England

    People observing the Go On Being So exhibition at Newlyn Art Gallery
    12 Nov 2020

    The groups least likely to visit a gallery can curate shows the public wants – and that directors would never dream to create, writes James Green.

    Galleries have been wrestling with questions about their role in civic society for some time, but our new experience of life with Covid-19 brings even more urgency to the debate.

    We are a society that is divided between those with political, economic, and cultural agency, and those without them. Recent events have been all consuming but thinking back to 2016 and the Brexit referendum vote, the most shocking thing about the outcome was how it highlighted the divisions in our society.... more


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