Mondrian - the complete works; Arts and politics; Playwright Alice Birch; 40 years of Bob Marley's Exodus
'The Discovery of Mondrian' with Jonathan Jones. Plus how the arts feature in party manifestos, playwright Alice Birch on Anatomy of a Suicide and 40 years of Bob Marley's Exodus.
With less than a week to go before the General Election we hear what is in the political party manifestos for the arts and creative industries? What can we expect from the rise of creative hubs, zones and platforms? Kirsty Lang talks to Caroline Julian, from the Creative Industries Federation and cultural policy commentator David Powell.
As the entire collection of 301 works by the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872-1941) go on public display for the first time at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, critic Jonathan Jones assesses the work of the artist. Best known for his grid-like abstract paintings with a white background, black vertical and horizontal lines and blocks of three primary colours, Mondrian also painted landscapes and portraits.
Can the inclination to suicide be inherited? Playwright Alice Birch explores the legacy of what has happened to three generations of women in 'Anatomy of a Suicide'. The script is written with the precision and orchestration of a musical score to allow different times and locations to appear simultaneously on the same stage.
And we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Bob Marley and The Wailers recording the album Exodus.
Arts and Politics
Mondrian - the complete works
Piet Mondrian with Broadway Boogie Woogie
New York,1943 Collection RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History
Photo credit: Fritz Glarner
The Discovery of Mondrian is at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag until 24 Sept
Main image: Piet Mondrian Composition with large red plane, yellow, black, grey and blue 1921 Oil on canvas
Alice Birch - Anatomy of a Suicide
40 years of Bob Marley's ExodusBob Marley
Role Contributor Presenter Kirsty Lang Interviewed Guest Caroline Julian Interviewed Guest David Powell Interviewed Guest Jonathan Jones Interviewed Guest Alice Birch