The Quest for Eden 7.30pm, Wednesday16 September 2009 Redgrave Room, Barbican Centre Level 4 Tickets £5
In relation to the current exhibition The Fourth Wall by Clemens von Wedemeyer, the Barbican Art Gallery is hosting a discussion on The Quest for Eden. Is there anything left to explore? What do TV and film contribute to our eternal search for a noble human civilisation? Is the contemporary traveller the creator of fictions, a documenter of the undiscovered or an unwelcome intrusion? Join Benedict Allen, explorer and presenter of 6 BBC television series including Last of the Medicine Men and Icedogs, the Rev Peter Owen Jones, former adman turned vicar and presenter of Around the World in 80 Faiths and Dr Chris Wright, Centre for Visual Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London, co-editor of Contemporary Art & Anthropology. Chaired by Graham Sheffield, Artistic Director, Barbican Centre.