The Monocle Arts Review

Film round-up, Venice Biennale and Damien Hirst

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5 May 2017

Episode 520

45 minutes


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Film critic Jason Solomons rounds up what's on at the cinema this week, while art critic Jane Morris fills us in on the highlights of the Venice Biennale and Damien Hirst's gargantuan new exhibition. Plus: the Photo London art fair, political cartoonist Willem and what's at number one in the Norwegian music charts.

5 May 2017

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Chapter 1

12 minutes


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Chapter 1

Film with Jason Solomons

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Jason Solomons reviews a documentary about activist Jane Jacobs called 'Citizen Jane' and new action thriller 'Unlocked'.

12 minutes

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

Willem, political cartoonist

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Willem has been a notorious cartoonist for French publications for decades. Jessie Rodger met him to talk about drawing the two French presidential candidates and how life changed after the murder of his colleagues in the attacks on the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ offices in 2015.

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Chapter 3

10 minutes


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Chapter 3

Art with Jane Morris

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Jane Morris, editor at large of ‘The Art Newspaper’, previews this year's Venice Biennale and discusses Damien Hirst's enormous new show: ‘Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable’.

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

Photo London

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As Photo London approaches, Holly Fisher sits down with its founders, Michael Benson and Fariba Farshad, to discuss the capital’s photography scene.

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Chapter 5

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Chapter 5

The Global Countdown: Norway

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Fernando Augusto Pacheco joins Tom Edwards in the studio to chat through this week’s Norwegian music chart.

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