What is Good and Bad Art?

Activity: Service and engagementPublic lecture, debate or seminar


In this wide-ranging overview, Emeritus Professor Richard Read explores the idea that ‘bad’ works of art reveal the problem that ‘successful’ works of art conceal and that its effect of ‘failure’ has therefore been an essential quality of truly experimental art, especially over the last century. It also responds to a very general feeling amongst most of us: that some art is so bad, it’s brilliant!
Period25 Nov 2019
Event title‘What is Good and Bad Art?’
Event typeCommunity
LocationBlóndüos, IcelandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Taste
  • art history
  • Marcel Durhamp
  • Dictators
  • public monuments
  • painting
  • sculpture