Grayson Perry on contemporary art

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Tom Sutcliffe discusses the role and place of contemporary art in today's global, digital world with the artist Grayson Perry. While the Director of Tate Britain Penelope Curtis looks back to a time when images held such power and caused such outrage that they had to be destroyed, in an exhibition on iconoclasm. Philip Davis offers a defence of the value of reading serious literature. And Nicholas Lovell looks at the money that artists can make, using the internet to change the way they relate to their fans.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

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Mon 14 Oct 2013 21:30

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry is the artist who won the Turner Prize in 2003.


The Reith Lectures, Playing to the Gallery, start on Tuesday 15 October at 9.00am on Radio 4.


The Reith Lectures

Penelope Curtis

Penelope Curtis is the Director of Tate Britain.


Art under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm is on at Tate Britain until 5 January 2014.


Penelope Curtis

Philip Davis

Philip Davis is editor of The Reader magazine and Director of the Centre for Research into Reading, Information and Linguistic Systems at the University of Liverpool.


Reading and the Reader is published by Oxford University Press.


Philip Davis

Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas Lovell is an author and games industry consultant.


The Curve – From Freeloaders into Superfans: The Future of Business is published by Portfolio Penguin.


Nicholas Lovell


Role Contributor
PresenterTom Sutcliffe
Interviewed GuestGrayson Perry
Interviewed GuestPenelope Curtis
Interviewed GuestPhilip Davis
Interviewed GuestNicholas Lovell
ProducerKaty Hickman