ethics and the arts #gracetalks

Ethics and the arts print

Wednesday 22 February

6.30pm – 8pm

In an increasingly technological world, the arts are one of the most fundamentally human ways we enjoy, interpret and influence our world—even if we are not artists, writers or musicians.

In this talk Dr Susan Liautaud will explore the ethical challenges faced by world renowned artists and art world leaders such as architect Frank Gehry, former V&A Artistic Director, Martin Roth, Artistic Director of the Martha Graham Dance Company (and protegee of Martha Janet Eilber) and Laolu Senbanjo, a Nigerian artist responsible for body art on Beyonce’s Lemonade video.

Dr Liautaud has been recording her conversations with these fascinating people and will be sharing highlights from her online video interview series, Ethics and the Arts. Click here for sneak preview into one of her conversations with Frank Gehry on the Guggenheim Museum.

The themes that emerge from these conversations are relevant to all of us in our personal and professional lives and to society more broadly. How do we cultivate and appreciate inner and outer beauty? How do we listen and observe well? How does ethical decision-making drive our stories and the stories of others whose lives we touch? Where do we find, and how do we express, our own guiding moral principles; our “true north”?

These conversations will begin a lively discussion on ethics, the arts, and our own life stories.

Dr Susan Liautaud is LSE Ethics Policy Chair, founder and director of her own consultancy on ethics matters internationally and serves as Vice Chair of the Court of Governors of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Drinks reception from 6.30pm, the talk will run from 7pm – 8pm.

Members: £25 ~ Guests: £35

To reserve your place and book a table in the Grace restaurant after the talk for the Prix Fixe menu, please email or call the club on +44 (0)20 7235 8900.