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Allen Ginsberg, Jan Gossaert, Izzeldin Abuelaish, Adolf Loos

Presented by Matthew Sweet. With the new Allen Ginsberg biopic Howl, Flemish Renaissance artist Jan Gossaert at the National Gallery, and an exhibition about architect Adolf Loos.

As the Allen Ginsberg biopic, Howl, opens in cinemas, Matthew Sweet talks to Iain Sinclair and Roger McGough about Ginsberg's seminal poem of the same name. And they discuss the wider cultural influence of the beat movement.

Art historian Evelyn Welch reviews the National Gallery's new show about Flemish Renaissance artist Jan Gossaert who took epoch changing Italian ideas back to this native country.

Palestinian Doctor, Izzeldin Abuelaish, explains how the killing of his children by an Israeli shell led him on a mission of peace and not revenge. And he talks about whether we should think about the Israel Palestine conflict as a medical problem, not just a political one.

And as a new exhibition about Czech architect Adolf Loos opens at the Royal Institute of British Architects, Kieran Long and Irena Murray discuss his work, his influence on Corbusier and his status as a forerunner of Modernism.

Producer: James Cook.

45 minutes


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