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Can Art Change the World?

The Cultural Frontline: where arts and news collide.

As this year’s Turner Prize exhibition prepares to open its doors, The Cultural Frontline considers how international artists are using their work to provoke discussion and challenge existing ideas.

Activist artists Tania Bruguera and Maria Alyokhina reflect on how actions and performance can make an impact where work in a gallery can’t.

Also in the programme, Ghanaian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey discusses his work highlighting the detrimental impact of the yellow cans used to store water all over Africa, curator Cheryl Haines explains the impact of Ai Wei Wei’s installation At Large which occupied Alcatraz last year and Palestinian artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme reveal how their work replaces clichéd images of their region with complex film and sound tapestries.

With Tina Daheley.

(Photo: works by Ai Wei Wei displayed on Alcatraz Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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27 minutes

Broadcasts

  • Sat 24 Sep 2016 08:32GMT
  • Sat 24 Sep 2016 11:32GMT
  • Sat 24 Sep 2016 19:06GMT
  • Sat 24 Sep 2016 21:06GMT
  • Sun 25 Sep 2016 04:32GMT

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