SFU’s Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in the heart of our communities. Since 1998, this award-winning program has engaged the interests of scholars, seniors, students, philosophers, and non-philosophers through stimulating dialogue. Click here for more details.
Co-sponsored by Byng Arts Mini-School and Artists in our Midst.
Location: Byng Arts Mini-School , 3939 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver. Enter on Crown Street. Free parking in rear of building. | Map
Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 7:30–9 pm
Topic: Do artists communicate with the public? How does the general public relate to art in general and post-contemporary art in particular? Are some people intimidated by formal gallery spaces? Should art be easily accessible, or do we need to educate the public for a better understanding?
Moderator: Pnina Granirer For more details, contact email@example.com or call 778.782.8000
Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 7:30–9 pm
Topic: How important is authenticity in art?
What changes when we discover that a Beloved Vermeer is actually a skillfully painted Van Meegeren? Does the restoration of a sculpture change the work? When Rauschenberg, as an emerging artist, erased a drawing by de Kooning, as established artist, did he destroy an existing work or create a new one?
Moderator: Jon Hartley-Folz
More information and some past speakers are available here