Tate Modern's Shape of Light; Art Fund Museum of the Year Prize 2018; Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling
The shortlist for the Art Fund Museum of the Year prize 2018 is announced. Plus, Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art at Tate Modern.
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art, a new exhibition at Tate Modern, explores the intertwined stories of the two art forms from the early photographic experiments to the digital innovations of the 21st century. The two curators discuss the relationship between artists, including Jackson Pollock, Georges Braque and Bridget Riley, and photographers, including Man Ray and Edward Weston.
Stephen Deuchar, chair of the judging panel for the Art Fund Museum of the Year prize, reveals the shortlist for this year's award.
Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling was the bestselling novel of 2017 in Ireland, beating David Walliams to the coveted Christmas number one slot. The main character, Aisling, started life as a fake Facebook account created by two friends, Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen. They discuss bringing their surprise hit novel to the UK.
The chief economist at the Bank of England has said that popular trends in streaming music can be as important indicators of upcoming consumer confidence as more traditional statistical methods. Can trends in happy or sad downloads really be a basis for fiscal strategy? The BBC's Economics Editor Kamal Ahmed looks at the possibilities of the arts for economic forecasting.
Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Edwina Pitman.
Art Fund Museum of the Year Prize 2018
Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling
What music downloads can tell us about the economy
Tate Modern's Shape of Light
Museum of the Year 2018
The Museum of the Year 2018 shortlist is announced on 01 May 2018.
Image: The Hepworth Wakefield, winner of the 2017 Museum of the Year award.
Image credit: Hufton + Crow
Click here for pictures and more info about the five museums shortlisted for the 2018 Museum of the Year award. The winner will be announced on 05 July 2018.
The Shape of Light
The Shape of Light: 100 years of photography and abstract art is at the Tate Modern, London until 14 October 2018.
Main image above: Maya Rochat's A Rock Is A River 2018, Tate Modern Installion view of The Shape of Light exhibition
Courtesy Lily Robert and VITRINE, London|Basel (c) Maya Rochat
Photograph: Tate (Seraphina Neville)
Image to the Right: Barbara Kasten, Photogenic Painting, Untitled 74/13 1978
photograph, salted paper print
Courtesy the artist, Thomas Dane Gallery and Bortolami Gallery, New York
Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen
Role Contributor Presenter Kirsty Lang Interviewed Guest Stephen Deuchar Interviewed Guest Emer McLysaght Interviewed Guest Sarah Breen Interviewed Guest Kamal Ahmed Producer Edwina Pitman