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Damien Hirst and the British Art Show 2010

With John Wilson, who talks to Damien Hirst and takes the temperature of new visual art in the UK, as the British Art Show, which is held every five years, opens in Nottingham.

John Wilson reports on the state of new visual art in the UK, as the British Art Show opens in Nottingham.

John also interviews Damien Hirst, two decades after he first sold a work to the collector Charles Saatchi, and talks to art students at Goldsmiths, University of London, where Hirst studied.

Artist Jeremy Deller, Director of Tate Britain Penelope Curtis and writers Rachel Cooke and Matthew Collings consider the current state of British art, and discuss why the latest generation of artists have yet to make the impact of their predecessors in the 1990s.

Producer Gavin Heard.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Damien Hirst interview

    John Wilson interviews Damien Hirst two decades after he first sold a work to the collector Charles Saatchi.

    Duration: 05:28

  • Goldsmiths Students

    John Wilson talks to art students at Goldsmiths, University of London.

    Duration: 04:29

  • British art discussion

    Artist Jeremy Deller, Director of Tate Britain Penelope Curtis and writers Rachel Cooke and Matthew Collings consider the current state of British art.

    Duration: 09:43

  • The British Art Show report

    John Wilson reports from the British Art Show in Nottingham.

    Duration: 07:16

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