The Way Forward is the Way Back

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Host: HowTheLightGetsIn
Location: Hay-on-Wye
Speaker: Jonathan Jones, Peter Watson, Dennis Marks, Edith Hall

Pascal wasn't the first to fear that nothing new could happen in the artistic imagination. Can there be progress in art, forever surging forward and reinventing itself? Can we reconcile the hunger for novelty and innovation with art’s desire to speak to the timeless and universal?

Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones, writer, filmmaker and former director of the English National Opera Dennis Marks and historian of ideas Peter Watson debate the possibility of the new in the arts.

HowTheLightGetsIn is a festival of music and philosophy at Hay.

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