GOMA Talks returned during ‘Sugar Spin’ for a discussion on pleasure, gratification and meaning in art and life, across two lively events.
In the first session ‘Can art make us happy?’ hosted by Sarah Kanowski, presenter of ABC Radio National’s Books and Arts, guests pondered the question: can pleasure and meaning co-exist in art, and what does this mean for today’s art museum?
Michael Breakspear, Group Leader, Systems Neuroscience Group, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Prof. A. C. Grayling, Master of the New College of the Humanities, London (via Skype from London)
Kylie Legge, Founding Director, Place Partners
Dr Mark Pennings, Senior Lecturer, Creative Industries Faculty, School of Creative Practice, Visual Arts, Queensland University of Technology
‘Sugar Spin’, features over 250 contemporary artworks exploring light, space, architecture and the senses. From brand-new immersive works to large-scale visitor favourites, the exhibition reflects our complex connections to the natural world with an explosion of colour, sensation and spinning delights.
On view at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) 3 December 2016 – 17 April 2017