Nexus Lecture Robert Hughes -

28 March 2009
14.00 – 17.00
Auditorium Tilburg University

A Defence of What is Priceless

The art world is in a deep crisis. Obsessed by innovation, so-called avant-garde artists flood the market with mass-produced works which lack any depth. As long as a famous name is involved, art collectors are willing to pay obscene amounts of money for such works. Robert Hughes unmasks the current art world and brings to our attention the intrinsic value and beauty of true masterpieces.

Published in

Journal Nexus

Nexus 51

Mijn Arcadië

Mijn Arcadië

Dutch publication on the longing for Arcadia, the desire for the perfection of existence in all its simplicity, frankness and innocence. In Nexus 51, nineteen brave authors search for their Arcadia.


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Australia, 1938 - 2012

Robert Hughes

controversial art critic