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Gursky at the Hayward

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29 January 2018

Episode 329

28 minutes


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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.

29 January 2018

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Chapter 1

11 minutes


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Chapter 1

Jane Morris, editor-at-large at ‘The Art Newspaper’

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Jane Morris explains the importance of Andreas Gursky's work, which is some of the most highly priced photography in the world.

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Chapter 2

8 minutes


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Ralph Rugoff, director of the Hayward Gallery

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Ralph Rugoff explains to Robert Bound why he chose Andreas Gursky as the inaugural exhibition for the newly refurbished Hayward Gallery.

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Chapter 3

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Richard Battye, associate at Feilden Clegg Bradley studios

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Richard Battye is one of the architects behind the refreshed Hayward building. He tells Robert Bound about the integral nuances of the building in all the nooks and crannies that took years of planning but that you might not notice.

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