Ep. 20 Mark Wallinger: Why I Love John Keats - Art, Epitaphs and Magna Carta
We talk to Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger about his life and career - and more specifically, his love of John Keats. The inspiration for our conversation was Mark’s monumental 2018 work Writ in Water, which commemorated the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. ----more----
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But Mark also discussed his broader love of literature (above all James Joyce), his wonder at Ode to a Nightingale, the challenges of being an artist (not least during Covid).Mark also offers advice to young artists, asks why no one sees UFOs anymore, and considers the portrayal of the art world in movies. He even reads an original poem - stay tuned to the very end.
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Writ in Water
National Trust press release and video
BBC video including aerial film
Article on Situations
Art Fund Blog article
Art Society Feature
Guardian article about Sinema Amnesia 2010
Video about Sinema Amnesia 2012 in Maidstone
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