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182 Edmund de Waal and other news from the Venice Biennale, Elizabeth Macneal2019-05-10 19:07:00
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183 Mark Haddon, Jimmie Durham controversy, Anglo-Saxon burial, Michelle Terry2019-05-09 18:56:00
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184 Guy Chambers, Nina Stibbe, Creativity and wellbeing2019-05-08 19:01:00
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185 Film director Amma Asante, Joe Boyd on Aretha Franklin, Ireland's Abbey Theatre2019-05-07 19:11:00
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186 Architect Sir David Adjaye in Venice2019-05-07 07:58:00
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187 Rokia Traoré, Bill Buford on Granta, artworks in political posters2019-05-03 19:02:00
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Rokia Traoré, Bill Buford on Granta, artworks in political posters

The Malian singer Rokia Traoré is celebrated for her extraordinary voice, her collaborations with musicians and writers such as Damon Albarn and Toni Morrison, and her efforts to give opportunities to other artists in Mali. These qualities and interests are reflected in her choices as Guest Director of this year’s Brighton Festival. She talks about the work she and others will be performing. In Germany, the far-right party AfD - Alternative fur Deutschland – are using the nineteenth century painting Slave Market by Jean-Leon Gerome in their posters for the upcoming European elections. The French artist is seen as a leading proponent of Orientalism, and this work depicts a nude fair-skinned enslaved woman paraded for sale and examined by Middle Eastern or North African men. One has his fingers in her mouth, as if she were a horse whose teeth he is checking. BBC Correspondent Damien McGuiness and art critic Fisun Guner discuss the use of this provocative work in a political campaign. Granta, the literary magazine was launched in 1979 by a group of Cambridge University students and went on to become an influential force in the literary world, publishing heavyweights like Angela Carter, Raymond Carver and Philip Roth. Its "Under 40" list of emerging writers was influential and at its height it enjoyed a readership of 135,000. As the magazine turns 40 co-founder and former editor Bill Buford considers its history and place in today's literary world. Presenter: Stig Abell Producer: Kate Bullivant…read more

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