The Monocle Arts Review

Basquiat at the Barbican

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22 September 2017

Episode 540

45 minutes

As the Barbican’s much-anticipated ‘Basquiat: Boom For Real’ exhibition opens its doors we discuss the life and work of the prodigious artist. Plus: we attend a funeral for the ‘Cassini’ space probe and find out how to put cinema on the silver screen.

22 September 2017

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Chapter 1

Basquiat and beyond

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Ossian Ward, head of content at the Lisson Gallery, and Jane Morris, editor at large of ‘The Art Newspaper’, give us their take on one of London's biggest art events of the year: ‘Basquiat: Boom For Real’ at the Barbican.

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Cassini's funeral

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As the ‘Cassini’ space probe descended into Saturn’s atmosphere last week, Monocle 24 attended a commemorative ceremony for the spacecraft organised by poets and artists in south London.

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Exhibition on Screen

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We speak to Phil Grabsky, director of ‘Exhibition on Screen’: a series of films that delve a little deeper into popular art shows around the world. The latest is called ‘Canaletto and the Art of Venice’.

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The Global Countdown: Norway

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Fernando Augusto Pacheco counts down the top five tracks in this week’s Norwegian singles chart.

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