The Monocle Weekly

Ariel Pink, Doug Aitken and Hyun Jin Cho

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20 October 2019

Episode 537

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Since his album ‘The Doldrums’ was released in 2004 to critical acclaim, Ariel Pink has built up a cult following. Sitting on hundreds of unreleased tracks, he tells us that now’s the time to open his archives. Plus: Artist Doug Aitken reflects on how art can help us find our bearings in the world and the London Korean Film Festival director, Hyun Jin Cho, explains how Korean cinema has left its mark.

20 October 2019

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Ariel Pink

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Alongside his released studio albums, cult art rocker Ariel Pink has a vast archive, comprised of hundreds of unreleased tracks and demos. He explains why he’s now opening this archive.

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Doug Aitken

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Visual artist Doug Aitken uses his art as a prompt to invite his audience to reappraise the world around them. He tells Monocle how his bold new audiovisual installation initiates a ‘Return to the Real’.

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Hyun Jin Cho

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In recent years, Western audiences have been alerted to the brilliance of Korean cinema. The London Korean Film Festival director, Hyun Jin Cho, unpacks its influence and explains how this year’s festival looks back at its rich history.

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