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The Art of the Joke: From Medieval Monks to the Visual Pun
Ms Susie Harries
Tuesday 19 September 2017

Artists have always used jokes to make serious statements about themselves, the world and the nature of art. This lecture looks at jokes through the ages, from medieval monks to Banksy. “Artists” jokes tell you a lot once you know.