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Don’t give up the day job, Nelly. Dennis Jarvis

Can animals ever be artists?

The natural world throws up all kinds of beautiful creations, but many still say art is for humans.
How do we decide what art is worth – by the economic benefits it delivers or some notion of intrinsic value? fedee P

The tricky notion of ‘value’ in the arts

There’s plenty of discussion about arts funding in Australia – but are we ready to tackle tough questions around the “value” of the arts? That’s a challenge that will involve scrutinising the “benefits…

Monkey Jesus and the Politics of Value

One of the most controversial installations at Hobart’s Museum of New and Old Art is Wim Delvoye’s Cloaca: the excrement machine. When I first stuck my head in during a morning visit, it smelled vaguely…

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