María Wills, Alexis Fabry, Laird Hamilton, Bruce McLean and Anda Winter
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16 June 2019
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We hear from curators María Wills and Alexis Fabry about a new Latin American showcase at The Photographers’ Gallery called ‘Urban Impulses’. Plus: surfing legend Laird Hamilton discusses his book ‘Liferider: Heart, Body, Soul, and Life Beyond the Ocean’, and we meet art pioneer Bruce McLean and Anda Winter, the artistic director of London’s Coronet Theatre, to discuss the artist’s new show.
16 June 2019
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The Photographers’ Gallery in London is showcasing some of the most striking images to have emerged from across Latin America over the past 50 years for its ‘Urban Impulses’ event. The exhibition’s curators, María Wills and Alexis Fabry, join us to discuss the show.
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Surfer Laird Hamilton has helped push big-wave riding into bold new territory over his career. He joins us to discuss his book ‘Liferider: Heart, Body, Soul, and Life Beyond the Ocean’, which reflects on lessons he’s learned out on the waves and in other fields ranging from fitness to entrepreneurship.
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Artist Bruce McLean’s work has included sculpture, performance art and painting during his 50-year career. His latest project is a satirical animated film created with Gary Chitty and called ‘The Decorative Potential of Blazing Factories’, which is on show this week at London’s Coronet Theatre. We visited the space ahead of the showing to talk to McLean and Anda Winter, the theatre’s artistic director.
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