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Salon or Seminar: a debate at Pump House Gallery
Took place: May 17th, 2007

Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ.

Press Release
Salon or Seminar on art and politics
at Pump House Gallery

Salon or Seminar is a series of cultural debates at art venues in London during 2007.

Thursday 17th May
A Salon or Seminar debate, discussing the relationships between art and politics
- Should art be socially relevant, and if so,
  how should this be assessed?
- Who should make decisions about artistic policy?
- How can art activate interest in politics and
  the public sphere?

Panel: Richard DeDomenici (artist in residence at Pump House Gallery), Laura Godfrey-Isaacs (curator of Home Live Art), Samuel Jones (culture and creativity at Demos), Peter Lewis (artist, curator, writer), Chaired and organised by Cecilia Wee (Rational Rec, Resonance FM).

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This Salon or Seminar debate is part of Richard DeDomenici's residency 'Normalisation of Deviance' and the 'Art of Protest' event series at the Pump House Gallery, which runs until May 28th 2007:

The debate will be recorded for broadcast on Resonance FM, London's art radio station.

Admission is free but all attending must reserve a space by emailing by Wednesday 16th May 2007 with 'Salon or Seminar' as the subject header.

Hosted by Sandra Ross, Curator
Pump House Gallery
Battersea Park London SW11 4NJ
T: +44 (0)207 350 0523
F: +44 (0)207 228 9062