In this provocative talk at E&R Cyzer on Sunday 6th July 2014, painter and sculptor David Breuer-Weil explored the relevance of being an artist in an industry where to a large degree, money has taken over from intellectual statement. There is evidence among many living artists of a strong counter-reaction. With reference not only to his own practice, he referred to a wide range of contemporary and classic modern works, as well as iconic historical art, and discussed the changing roles of art over time. Breuer-Weil assessed whether art has been demoted from its place as the expression of spiritual and intellectual truths to a tool for speculation and investment, and what this means for the future of art.