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Does art connect us?

Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth


Saturday 16 February 2019

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Part of our

Bill Viola / Michelangelo

events programme
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Mariko Mori, Sun Pillar, 2012.

Acrylic, stainless steel. 4 m. © Faou Foundation, New York. Photo by Stephanie Leal. Courtesy: Faou Foundation, New York.

Join us for this day of events as we explore what role the arts play in connecting people across religions, spiritual beliefs, human emotion and human experience.

Does art connect us? Can art be transformative or transcendental? Can art influence society, change opinion or human behaviour? We unpick these questions at a special day of events, exploring key themes and questions in relation to the Royal Academy’s current exhibition Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth.

How are the fundamental human experiences of birth, death, and aspects of consciousness played out in contemporary arts culture? Through performances, discussion and film we look at these issues in depth and discuss the role art can play in connecting us.

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Saturday 16 February 2019

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

Various events, booking required.