WATCH: Tim Marlow On The Value Of Art

Watch the Royal Academy director discuss key art movements that have shaped his personal view of — and dedication to — the arts…

“The spiritual dimension in art is much broader, more nebulous, and I think more important…” We invited arts broadcaster, writer and Royal Academy director Tim Marlow to deliver a one-off, hour long public lecture at Tate Liverpool earlier last year (Saturday 16 May 2015, 11am-12.30pm). Entitled The Value Of Art — and completely selling out Tate’s auditorium — Marlow aimed to ask the big questions: Why does art matter? What does it tell us about ourselves and the culture in which it was/is created? How do we assess the importance of art? Promising no definitive answers, and entertaining throughout with personal anecdotes, Marlow discussed some of the key artworks and art experiences — from Gilbert and George to Rembrandt — that have shaped his illustrious career.

Tim Marlow, #BeACritic

With over 20 years’ experience presenting arts programmes for the BBC, Sky Arts, Channel 4 and Five, in addition to writing extensively for newspapers and magazines on arts and culture – including the Times, the Guardian, the Independent on Sunday, Arena and Art Monthly — Marlow was the perfect person to invite to Liverpool to as the invited guest critic for #BeACritic 2015: part of a wider campaign to encourage more critical discussion of the arts.

The #BeACritic project is an annual programme of mentoring and commissioned critical articles initiated and supported by The Double Negative Magazine, Liverpool John Moores University and Arts Council England. See a video of #BeACritic 2014 — led by ArtReview’s Oliver Basciano — here.

The #BeACritic cohort have been commissioned to write their own critiques, reviews and features throughout 2015 for The Double Negative, receiving £100, editorial feedback and support.

Laura Robertson (editor)

Watch our short film on #BeACritic 2015; plus read more about the project, and read the growing number of commissioned articles, on our website

Read more on Twitter #beacritic

With thanks to LJMU graduates GreenBrick Film, and to Tate Liverpool for hosting us

Arts Council England

Posted on 02/02/2016 by thedoublenegative