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British Conceptual Art, Smart Thinking

Philip Dodd is joined by artist Bruce McLean to consider the history and politics of British conceptual art, featured in an exhibition at Tate Britain. Plus 'smart thinking'.

Philip Dodd is joined by artist Bruce McLean and critic Sarah Kent to consider the history and politics of British Conceptual Art on show at Tate Britain. Also Richard Nisbett gives his view on how "smart thinking" can help us improve our lives.

Richard Nisbett is Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished Professor of Social Psychology and Co-director of the Culture and Cognition programme at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He is cited by Malcolm Gladwell as an influence and is the author of a book called "Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking"
Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979 runs at Tate Britain from 12 April - 29 August 2016
The exhibition includes works by Keith Arnatt, Art & Language, Conrad Atkinson, Victor Burgin, Michael Craig-Martin, Hamish Fulton,Margaret Harrison, Susan Hiller, John Hilliard, Mary Kelly, John Latham, Richard Long, Bruce McLean, David Tremlett and Stephen Willats.

(Main Picture: Bruce McLean, Pose Work for Plinths 3, 1971. Tate. Purchased 1981. © Bruce McLean. Courtesy Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin)

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Presenter Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest Bruce McLean
Interviewed Guest Richard Nisbett
Producer Laura Thomas

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