Tracey Emin and her bed
Philip Woolley’s talk on Tuesday 2nd October on Tracey Emin and her bed and on conceptual art in general set off more hares than there were greyhounds to catch them: the spitting bile of traditional craft artists versus the slippery guile of the conceptualists with Philip’s informed voice to referee the discussion once the talk was over. He looked at the phenomenon of museum art and at the rise of the Young Brits, young no longer, pulling in ideas of gender and romanticism along the way. He was a cat among pigeons with silvery beards (mainly). A thoroughly enjoyable evening.
The next talk, ‘What is Lost’, broadly about the influence of religion on medical practice and how Dr Lempert arrived at his opinions through the experience of his family during the Holocaust and through other influences, will be by Dr. Anthony Lempert, chair of the Secular Medical Forum. It should be equally challenging and interesting. Literature and debate as sublimated cage boxing – discuss. More to follow.