A silver lining of the current state of global politics could be a political art renaissance. In 1993, David Foster Wallace said, ‘In dark times, the definition of good art would seem to be art that locates and applies CPR to those elements of what’s human and magical that still live and glow despite the times’ darkness’. Emily Sexton asks Man Booker Prize-winner Anne Enright, Slate critic Stephen Metcalf and Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee is this the fight that art has been waiting for?

Supported by The Russell Mills Foundation.