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This is (not) a Masterpiece: Challenging and Re-defining the Artistic Canon

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Who or what decides that an artwork should be considered a masterpiece and belong to the ‘canon’ of art history? A debate with Professor Mark Bradley, specialist in classical Roman sculpture; Emilie Gordenker (Director of the Mauristhuis) with reflections on popular culture's influence on the canon; and Kieran Long on the V&A’s radical ‘rapid response' collecting strategy that aspires to canonise in real time.