The Art of the Sublime

‘The Contemporary Sublime’, 20 February 2010, Clore Auditorium, Tate Britain

The sublime is generally understood to refer to something breathtaking, overpowering or absolutely great, yet its meaning has been debated through the ages.
This symposium investigated the relevance of the sublime to contemporary art and society, considering recent art practices, such as those of Bill Viola, Damien Hirst and Anselm Kiefer, as well as topics from minimalism to new media to environmental art.

How to cite

‘‘The Contemporary Sublime’, 20 February 2010, Clore Auditorium, Tate Britain’, in Nigel Llewellyn and Christine Riding (eds.), The Art of the Sublime, January 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/the-sublime/the-contemporary-sublime-20-february-2010-clore-auditorium-tate-britain-r1141375, accessed 27 February 2015.