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15 August 2019

Guests Michael Govan, Roberta Smith, Derrick Adams and host Charlotte Burns at the Aspen Ideas Festival

#63 Says Who? Cultural Value and Validation in the 21st Century: Live From Aspen

Recorded live at the Aspen Ideas Festival, speakers Roberta Smith (The New York Times co-chief art critic), Michael Govan (CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and Derrick Adams (a visual and performance artist) join host Charlotte Burns for a panel produced in collaboration with Sotheby's and the Aspen Ideas Festival, which took place in Colorado in late June. They discuss how society forms a consensus about which objects and stories we save, and which we discard—and, ultimately, who controls culture today.

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Editor Charlotte Burns