“Just as you can’t see the forest for the trees, you can’t see art for the art works. We must understand forests, not just trees, in order to protect our quality of life, indeed, for our survival. I believe that the same goes for art.” In this talk, Marc Mayer looks at the forest that is the artistic culture of our epoch. He will explore the determining influence of science on art, the consequences of prioritising originality, and the various uses and abuses of obscurity, among other topics.
A native of Sudbury, Ontario, Marc Mayer has been the Director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada, Director of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Deputy Director for Art of the Brooklyn Museum, Director of the Power Plant in Toronto and, most recently, Strategic Advisor to MOCA Toronto. He is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster based in Toronto and Delaware County, New York.
This event is in English.