Reclaiming Beauty as a Public Good – Angela Nagle at LJMU Exhibition Research Lab, City Centre, 18 October 2018 - Visit now
‘Reclaiming Beauty as a Public Good’ is a talk by Angela Nagle (Writer, author of Kill All Normies, Dublin and New York) curated by The Serving Library in partnership with LJMU’s Exhibition Research Lab for Liverpool Biennial 2018.
Beauty has too often been embraced on the right or rejected on the left as a reactionary and western centric ideal. Starting with conflicting approaches to beauty, from Roger Scruton to Susan Sontag, this talk will explore why beauty remains such a controversial aesthetic ideal. More pointedly: why has the attempt to channel egalitarian principles via aesthetics, when combined with market forces, resulted in a paradoxical situation where beauty can only be accessed by the privileged few?
Reclaiming Beauty as a Public Good – Angela Nagle at LJMU Exhibition Research Lab, City Centre