Art, time and memory


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In this episode, we discuss the relationship between art, time and memory. We discuss art's potential to depict time and mortality, with reference to Poussin's 'Dance to the Music of Time' and 'Et in Arcadia Ego' and others.

Here are some of the questions we think about in this episode:

* How have creative thinkers dealt with the idea of something before the beginning of time?

* Why is it important that art can survive the test of time? Is there a truly ephemeral art that's also valuable and effective?

* Is it possible or desirable to create an art piece that is designed not to be remembered, or is forgetting a kind of tyranny?

Your hosts are the philosopher Dr Sean Power and art theory graduate and curator Leila Johnston.

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