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Culture with Robert Bound

Our Culture editor and his guests discuss what has piqued their interest in our one-stop shop for lively reports and in-depth interviews on the newest and finest in art, film, books and the media business.

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Selling the sin sector:

As Taschen releases its new book ‘20th Century Alcohol & Tobacco Ads’, we go back in time to explore the golden age of advertising for cigarettes and alcohol. Robert Bound speaks to the book’s editor Jim Heimann and design critic Stephen Bayley.

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33112 Feb 2018
30 min

Selling the sin sector: 

As Taschen releases its new book ‘20th Century Alcohol & Tobacco Ads’, we go back in time to explore the golden age of advertising for cigarettes and alcohol. Robert Bound speaks to the book’s editor Jim Heimann and design critic Stephen Bayley.

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3305 Feb 2018
30 min

Ragnar Kjartansson: 

We pay a visit to the National Museum Cardiff to meet Icelandic visual artist Ragnar Kjartansson as his latest work begins a five-week cycle: a performance piece called ‘The Sky In A Room’.

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32929 Jan 2018
28 min

Gursky at the Hayward: 

After two years of renovation the Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery has just thrown open its doors to the public. Robert Bound heads down to meet director Ralph Rugoff and architect Richard Battye, and we speak to Jane Morris to find out the significance of the opening exhibition by Andreas Gursky.

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32822 Jan 2018
30 min

How do you produce a documentary?: 

Robert Bound speaks to film director Greg Barker and producer John Battsek about their candid new documentary on Barack Obama’s last 12 months of presidency, ‘The Final Year’.

Hear from John Battsek and many more at the second annual Monocle Media Summit on 26 February.

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32715 Jan 2018
30 min

Why should we read short stories?: 

Robert Bound and writers Elizabeth Day and Chris Power celebrate the joys of the short story and why these lithe texts are worth more than just their word count and don’t play second fiddle to the novel.

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3268 Jan 2018
29 min

Art 2018: 

Writer and critic Francesca Gavin and Kathlene Fox-Davies, director of Black Box Projects, sit down with Robert Bound to discuss the big art shows and openings over the next year.

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3251 Jan 2018
30 min

Culture lookahead: 2018: 

Robert Bound is joined in the studio by broadcaster and DJ Georgie Rogers, film critic for ‘The Telegraph’ Tim Robey and publisher at Unbound John Mitchinson to discuss the music, films and books that they’re looking forward to in 2018.

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32425 Dec 2017
30 min

Something Old, Something New: the highlights: 

We take a trip down memory lane and listen back to some of our favourite interviews from our ‘Something Old, Something New’ series, where we invite creative people – from publishers to pop stars – to talk about the things that have influenced them throughout their lives and careers.

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32318 Dec 2017
25 min

Abba: Super troupers: 

We head to the Southbank Centre where a new exhibition dedicated to Swedish pop behemoths Abba has just opened.

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32211 Dec 2017
28 min

Art at the beach: 

Robert Bound goes on his annual pilgrimage to Florida for some December sun and to meet some key figures in the world of art and design during Miami art week: art adviser Lisa Schiff, Art Basel Cities’ artistic director Cecilia Alemani and Belgian designers Muller van Severen.

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3214 Dec 2017
30 min

Something Old, Something New: Plan B and Ed Skrein: 

Platinum-selling musician Plan B and Hollywood actor Ed Skrein have long been friends since meeting in north London as DJs. They recall the films and albums that have influenced their careers on the screen and in the studio.

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32027 Nov 2017
28 min

Make a house a gallery: 

We head out on a worldwide exploration of houses that play home to great art collections. From Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge to an art tour of Cape Town.

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31920 Nov 2017
28 min

Can you build a cultural quarter?: 

We head to Saadiyat Island, home to the new Louvre Abu Dhabi, to find out what adorns the walls of this branch of the French mega museum – and whether it will be a success.

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31813 Nov 2017
25 min

WeTransfer: creative technology: 

We go behind the scenes of technology company WeTransfer, which invested its spare advertising space into the arts, to ask whether the sector should be responsible for funding creative endeavours.

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3176 Nov 2017
29 min

Club To Club 2017: 

This week the Culture team pack up their suitcases and head to northern Italy for this year’s Club To Club festival. The 17th edition of the musical affair sees the darlings of jazz, electronica and dance music descend upon Turin for a week of eclectic sounds in excellent venues. Robert Bound meets some of the people and artists behind this year’s festival.

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