Carrie Mae Weems, Liz Lochhead, How will museums reflect the pandemic
As public protests continue nationally and internationally, award-winning American artist Carrie Mae Weems - whose work explores race, identity, and power - joins Front Row to discuss the role of art in response to tragedies such as the death of George Floyd.
Liz Lochhead, the former Makar, or National Poet of Scotland, performs a new poem written during the lockdown, called The Spaces Between.
How will museums reflect the current crisis in the future? What will they have on display and in their archives to record the way we’re living now? We find out what the Wellcome Collection and the Victoria and Albert Museum are collecting.
And we conclude our series of specially commissioned introductions to some of the books on the GCSE English literature syllabus with novelist and games writer Naomi Alderman, whose feminist sci fi novel The Power won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction in 2017. So it’s appropriate that tonight she’ll be talking about about HG Wells’ trailblazing science fiction classic The War of the Worlds.
Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Simon Richardson…read more