Contemporary painting is the subject of this symposium. How can artists find inspiration from modernist history and the more recent past? In what ways is contemporary painting negotiating the boundaries of its discipline? And what is contemporary painting’s attitude to theory, and through this, its attempts to remain critical? Leading artists and theorists including Jan Verwoert (keynote), Katharina Grosse, Pia Fries, Barry Schwabsky, Peter McDonald, Tony Godfrey, Alison Green, Peter Davies, David Ryan (keynote), John Wilkins and Daniel Sturgis discuss all these issues.