The John Tusa Interview

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20010903John Tusa, managing director of London's Barbican Centre, talks to sculptor Anthony Caro, whose large steel abstract works have earned him international acclaim.

He was awarded the Order of Merit for the piece he created in response to war in the Balkans.

20010904John Tusa presents talks to leading creative figures about their work, and meets American photographer Eve Arnold, who in the 1950s became one of the first women to join the celebrated Magnum photo agency.
20010905John Tusa talks to leading creative figures about their work, and meets Edward Bond, whose plays, poetry and essays deal with some of the most profound questions of human existence.
20010906John Tusa, managing director of London's Barbican Centre, talks to leading creative figures about their work.

His guest is American composer Elliott Carter, whose output has been increasing at a prodigious rate as he enters his tenth decade.

20010907An interview with the celebrated art critic and curator David Sylvester, recorded six months before his death in June this year.

Sylvester talks about his friendships with artists such as Moore, Bacon and Giacometti, and gives his views on current artistic figures and his work as a curator.

20020729John Tusa talks to contemporary Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti about his life and work.
20020731John Tusa talks to Czech-born director Milos Forman, who discusses his careers in Communist Czechoslovakia and capitalist America.
20020801John Tusa talks to artist Paula Rego, whose paintings draw heavily on life in her native Portugal.

Now based in London, she discusses her work and career.

20020813John Tusa talks to composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle.
20020814John Tusa talks to artist Frank Auerbach, who has been painting portraits and landscapes for over 50 years.
20020815John Tusa talks to war photographer Don McCullin, who turned his back on war in the early 1980s and refocused his attention of landscape and culture.
20020816John Tusa talks to acclaimed novelist Dame Muriel Spark, still writing in her eighties.
20020505Richard Hamilton, the father of pop art, talks to John Tusa about his work and its references not only to the mass media but also to the old masters, and to Joyce and Duchamp.
20021208John Tusa talks to the distinguished Chinese-American architect I M Pei.
20030302John Tusa meets composer and director Heiner Goebbels, whose work plays with the connections between words, music and theatre.
20030706John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

This week, he meets the sculptor Anish Kapoor.

20030818John Tusa meets the British abstract painter Bridget Riley.
20030820John Tusa talks to playwright Tom Stoppard about his life and work.
20030821John Tusa interviews Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci, who talks about his movies, their influences and his plans for the future.
20030822The American video artist Bill Viola works in a modern genre which has developed as the technology has advanced.

But his art is about humanity and owes much to the Italian Renaissance art he admires and to world cultures and religions.

He talks to John Tusa about his work and its place in the modern world.

20040727John Tusa in his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators. This evening he meets the Canadian film director Atom Egoyan.
20040728John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

This evening he meets the architect Renzo Piano.

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators. This evening he meets the architect Renzo Piano.

20040729John Tusa presents a series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators. This evening he meets sculptor Antony Gormley.
20040730John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators. This evening, he meets David Hockney.
20050109John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

This week he meets the architect Frank Gehry.

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators. This week he meets the architect Frank Gehry.

20050130John Tusa talks to Czech novelist Ivan Klima.
20050306John Tusa talks to award-winning Hungarian poet George Szirtes.
20050403John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

He meets the British sculptor, Tony Cragg.

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators. He meets the British sculptor, Tony Cragg.

20050501John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

He meets the Canadian director and playwright Robert Lepage.

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators. He meets the Canadian director and playwright Robert Lepage.

20050725John Tusa in conversation with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

He meets leading British potter, Edmund De Waal.

John Tusa in conversation with some of the world's greatest artistic originators. He meets leading British potter, Edmund De Waal.

20050727John Tusa in conversation with some of the world's greatest artistic originators. This evening he meets leading British playwright David Hare.
20050728John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

This evening he meets the artist Luc Tuymans.

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators. This evening he meets the artist Luc Tuymans.

20050904John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

He meets the Palestinian-born artist Mona Hatoum.

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators. He meets the Palestinian-born artist Mona Hatoum.

20050905John Tusa in conversation with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

He meets the architect Frank Gehry.

John Tusa in conversation with some of the world's greatest artistic originators. He meets the architect Frank Gehry.

20050906John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

He meets the Czech novelist Ivan Klima.

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators. He meets the Czech novelist Ivan Klima.

20050907John Tusa in conversation with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

He meets the award-winning Hungarian poet, George Szirtes.

John Tusa in conversation with some of the world's greatest artistic originators. He meets the award-winning Hungarian poet, George Szirtes.

20051002John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

He meets Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators. He meets Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

20060731Dame Muriel Spark: As a tribute to the Scottish novelist who died in April, a chance to hear this interview John Tusa recorded with Dame Muriel at her home in Tuscany in December 2001.
20060801John Tusa continues his series of conversations by meeting British sculptor Tony Cragg.
20060802John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators. He meets the novelist William Trevor.

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

He meets the novelist William Trevor

20060804John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators. This evening he meets the Palestinian-born artist Mona Hatoum.

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

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Richard Hamilton who died in 2011, is usually seen as the father of pop art, a movement which in the sixties took images from mass media as it source material. But Hamilton's work also looks back to the old masters and to two great 20th century figures, Joyce and Duchamp. As his work is celebrated in a major restrospective at Tate Modern, this is another chance to hear an interview with John Tusa about the variety of Hamilton's output originally broadcast in 2002.

Producer Tony Cheevers.

Antony Gormley20040729John Tusa presents a series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

This evening he meets sculptor Antony Gormley.

Atom Egoyan20040727John Tusa in his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

This evening he meets the Canadian film director Atom Egoyan.

Bernardo Bertolucci20020901John Tusa talks to film director Bernardo Bertolucci about the constant quest for change in his work.
Dame Muriel Spark20060731As a tribute to the Scottish novelist who died in April, a chance to hear this interview John Tusa recorded with Dame Muriel at her home in Tuscany in December 2001.
David Hare20050727John Tusa in conversation with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

This evening he meets leading British playwright David Hare.

David Hockney.20040730John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

This evening, he meets David Hockney.

George Szirtes20050306
Luc Tuymans20041212This week he meets the artist Luc Tuymans.
Michael Frayn20040404John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

This week, he meets the novelist and playwright, Michael Frayn.

Simon Mcburney20031005John Tusa talks to British theatre director Simon McBurney.
The Coast Of Utopia20020609Playwright Tom Stoppard talks about his work, including his ambitious trilogy `The Coast of Utopia'.