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Intelligence Squared: “Social Media is Killing Art”

23 Mar 201723 Mar 2017

Intelligence Squared, for its annual cultural debate in Hong Kong presents a discussion about social media and art

Social media is like fast food – rapidly consumed for instant gratification. No wonder social media demeans art. Artworks that instantly seduce online become tedious when contemplated over time in the flesh.

Once art goes viral, it gains traction, particularly in the market, and becomes wrongly acclaimed. Museums may be keen to reach new audiences, but can great masterpieces really be appreciated on the miniature canvas of your mobile phone screen?

  • Courtesy of Intelligence Squared Image © Amalia Ulman, from the series Excellences & Perfections (2014). Courtesy of James Fuentes LLC.

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Destination: Hong Kong
Where: HKCEC
Type: Talk
Admission: Ticket


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