We were delighted that Dr Jade Munslow Ong was invited to appear on BBC Radio Three’s ‘Free Thinking’, in an episode entitled ‘Modernism Around the World’ this month. Details of the episode are below and you can listen to the programme here.
Murals which aimed to synthesise the history and culture of Mexico, Japanese novels exploring urban alienation, an exhibition of Bauhaus paintings from Germany which inspired a generation of Indian artists.
Presenter Rana Mitter is joined by Jade Munslow Ong, Christopher Harding, Maria Blanco, and Devika Singh.
Amongst the Modernist writers and artists mentioned are:
Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro
Mexican artist Diego Rivera, and poet Manuel Maples Arce
Brazilian artist Tarsila do Amaral
Cuban novelist Alejo Carpentier, and painter Wifredo Lam
Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges
Indian writer and artist Rabindranath Tagore, and artist Amrita Sher-Gil
South African writers Olive Schreiner, Roy Campbell, Solomon Plaatje, Rolfes Dhlomo
Japanese theorist Okakura Kakuzō, and writers Edogawa Ranpo, and Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
Producer: Luke Mulhall