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Figuring out Abstract Art

Scientist Baroness Susan Greenfield, painter Fiona Rae, poet Paul Farley and artist and critic Matt Collings join Anne McElvoy to discuss abstract art past and present.

Scientist Susan Greenfield, painter Fiona Rae, poet Paul Farley and artist and TV presenter Matt Collings discuss abstract art past and present. The event recorded in front of an audience at the Starr Auditorium at Tate Modern is chaired by Anne McElvoy.

Part of a series of broadcasts tying into BBC 4 Goes Abstract

Malevich: Revolutionary of Russian Art is at Tate Modern until October 26th
Mondrian and his Studios is at Tate Liverpool until October 5th.

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45 minutes

The Panel

Matthew Collings is a broadcaster and writer and collaborates with Emma Biggs on art works. 

You can watch his documentary The Rules of Abstract via the BBC Iplayer.


Paul Farley is Professor of Poetry at Lancaster University


Susan Greenfield’s book Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark On Our Brains is available now in hardback and e-book now


Fiona Rae’s work is currently showing in two exhibitions. A joint exhibition Painter, Painter: Dan Perfect, Fiona Rae is at Southampton City Art Gallery until 18 October 2014. Plus Rae has a solo exhibition Zeichnungen at the Buchmann Box in Berlin until 1 November 2014.


Malevich

Malevich is at Tate Modern in London until 26 October 2014


Mondrian

Mondrian and his Studios is at Tate Liverpool until 5 October 2014.

BBC Four Goes Abstract

You can find out more about BBC Four Goes Abstract season exploring one of art’s most groundbreaking forms.


Plus you can listen to Radio 3’s Words and Music on Kazimir Malevich's Black Square.


Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Susan Greenfield
Interviewed Guest Fiona Rae
Interviewed Guest Paul Farley
Interviewed Guest Matthew Collings
Presenter Anne McElvoy
Producer Jacqueline Smith
Editor Robyn Read

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