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04/05/2012

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 04 May 2012

With Kirsty Lang

Artist Michael Craig-Martin reviews a major new exhibition about the art and architecture created and inspired by the Bauhaus school. He reflects on the movement's influence on modern design, children's toys and his own career.

Irish poet Paul Durcan is renowned for his uncompromising poems about sectarian violence and failings in the Catholic Church, as well as confessional pieces about love and loss. He discusses his new collection, which takes in the decline of the Celtic tiger, condemnations of bankers and "bonus boys" - and the bliss of being old enough to get a free travel pass.

Comedian Isy Suttie is best known for playing the geeky Dobby in Channel 4's Peep Show. Her musical comedy show Pearl and Dave was a hit at last year's Edinburgh Fringe and she's now taking it on tour. She reveals why growing up in Matlock was such a big influence and the strange requests she gets from Peep Show fans.

As John Huston's bio-pic of Freud is released on DVD for the first time, historian Matthew Sweet reveals the Freudian drama that unfolded behind the scenes involving Huston and his star Montgomery Clift, who was drinking himself to death.

Producer Erin Riley.

Chapters

4 items
  • Bauhaus: Art as Life

    Artist Michael Craig-Martin reviews exhibition at the Barbican.

  • Paul Durcan

    Kirsty interviews the Irish poet Paul Durcan.

  • Isy Suttie

    Kirsty talks to comedian Isy Suttie.

  • Freud

    Matthew Sweet on John Huston's bio-pic film, Freud.

  • Bauhaus: Art as Life

    Image Above.
    R. Bauhaus: Art as Life (3 May – 12 August 2012)
    Photo by: Jane Hobson 2012
    Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery

  • Bauhaus: Art as Life

    Bauhaus: Art as Life

    Top Images,
    from the Barbican exhibtion, Bauhaus: Art as Life (3 May – 12 August 2012)
    Photos by Jane Hobson (2012)

    Bottom Left:
    Club Chair from Oeser’s home, 1928
    Mahogany veneer, beech wood, maple, with flat cushions
    Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin
    Photograph: Fotostudio Barsch

    Bottom Right:
    8. Josef Albers
    Set of stacking tables, c. 1927
    Ash veneer, black lacquer and painted glass
    The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation

  • Bauhaus: Art as Life

    Bauhaus: Art as Life

    Left: T. Lux Feininger
    Sport at the Bauhaus /Jump over the Bauhaus, c. 1927
    Gelatin silver print. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin © Estate T. Lux Feininger

    Right: Herbert Bayer
    Postcard no. 11 for the Bauhaus exhibition in Weimar, summer, 1923
    Colour lithograph on cardboard
    Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin
    Photograph: Markus Hawlik

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