Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

The Moving Power of Art

The Moving Power of Art

As the BBC and the British Council shift their focus to the Middle East, novelist Hisham Matar asks how countries use culture as a political tool and where he fits in as a young Arabic writer living in the West.

He visits the new Korean Art Centre in London and the Islamic Gallery in the Victoria and Albert Museum. He also talks to the man who coined the term 'soft power', Prof Joseph Nye, to artist Tracey Emin and to director of the Britsh Museum Neil MacGregor.

45 minutes

Last on

Sun 2 Mar 2008 21:30

Discover Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas season

Explore the life, work and legacy of the Welsh poet on the centenary of his birth.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss