Learning at The Courtauld: Jeremy Deller and our Young Peoples Programme: Reworking Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère
What is “Britishness” – and does it still matter? With Gary Younge, Jeremy Deller and Jason Cowley
The New Statesman Podcast
This special episode of the New Statesman Podcast marks “A Dream of Britain”, the New Statesman’s latest issue. It is guest edited by Michael Sheen and explores class, culture and identity in Britain today.Anoosh Chakelian is joined by the writer and academic Gary Younge, the Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, and the New Statesman editor-in-chief Jason Cowley to discuss why it is so difficult to understand what is meant by “Britishness” today.They discuss British identity in the absence of a formal dream or foundation story, the reawakening of English and Scottish nationalism, and whether the very concept of a national identity is valuable or meaningful today.Further reading:Gary Younge on what it means to be British?Jeremy Deller on his New Statesman cover: “it was important to be positive.”Jason's book, Who are we now? Stories of Modern England.Michael Sheen explores how we are a nation in search of a story.As a sense of British nationhood fades, Jason asks what is England?Tony Blair and Michael Sheen in conversation: “I tried to give Britain a different narrative.” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In the wake of the coronavirus epidemic and shutting down of much of the UK's cultural life, we have decided to bring you a series of interviews with contemporary artists, writers, filmmakers and other cultural figures, conducted via Skype (so apologies for the diminished audio quality), about their practices, the political issues that inspire them and the socio-economic conditions that have shaped their work.In the fourteenth of these Sessions, Juliet talks to English conceptual, video and installation artist Jeremy Deller, who was born in London in 1966. They discussed Deller’s documentary Everybody in the Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992 (2019), commissioned by Frieze and shown on BBC Four; ideas around collective joy and acid communism, as well as young people’s access to culture and the music heritage industry; his film with Nick Abrahams about Depeche Mode fans; his Battle of Orgreave (2001), which recreated a pivotal confrontation during the miners’ strike of 1984-85, and helped Deller to win the Turner Prize in 2004; Deller’s poster campaigns for the 2017 General Election and in support of immigrants during the Covid-19 crisis; and what the culture and higher education sectors might look like in the wake of the pandemic.A full list of references for the programme, with links, can be found via our Patreon at www.patreon.com/suite212, and are available to $3 subscribers.
Jeremy Deller is one of Britain’s most celebrated artists, best known for his works We’re Here Because We’re Here and The Battle of Orgreave. Mostly collaborative, his work spans music, documentaries, posters, installations and historical re-enactments. From convincing a brass band to cover techno music for his Acid Brass project, to touring a bombed car from the Iraq War around the US, his work encompasses politics, history and social anthropology. His latest projects include Everybody in the Place, a BBC4 documentary exploring rave culture, and Putin’s Happy, a short film following pro- and anti-Brexit protestors in Parliament Square 2019. Deller won the Turner Prize in 2004 and represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2013. He joins Tom Sutcliffe to discuss his career and how he is producing art during the lockdown.Main image: Jeremy DellerImage credit: Jeremy DellerPresenter: Tom SutcliffeProducer: Lucy Wai
Terry Gilliam, Samantha Strauss, Risk in art: Jeremy Deller, Picasso and Paper exhibition
It's taken 25 years and several false starts but Terry Gilliam has at last succeeded in bringing his version of Don Quixote to the big screen. The director discusses his jinxed project, now that he has completed The Man who Killed Don Quixote, which stars Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce.Samantha Strauss, creator of the hit Australian teen drama series Dance Academy, talks to John Wilson about her new drama series The End starring Harriet Walter and Francis O’Connor which uses dark humour to tell the story of a family’s struggle with assisted dying and the nature of choice. Front Row's Risk season continues. We’re talking to figures across the arts about their greatest career risks. Tonight, artist Jeremy Deller tells us about the risks involved in creating The Battle of Orgreave, his 2001 re-enactment of the violent confrontation between miners and police in 1984.Picasso and Paper: Throughout his career, which spanned eight decades, Pablo Picasso worked with paper – not just drawing and painting on it but manipulating it. He used several printmaking techniques, made collages by cutting and pasting and created sculptures by burning and tearing paper. The Royal Academy’s new exhibition brings together 300 works in a variety of forms, from different periods of the artist’s life, but all created with this single medium. Morgan Quaintance reviews.Presenter: John WilsonProducer: Oliver Jones
165: Jeremy Deller’s rave documentary, Sky’s Euphoria, special guest Piney Gir
ONLY CLUBBERS LEFT ALIVE: Why is everyone talking about Jeremy Deller’s exploration of rave culture, ‘Everybody In The Place’? And what makes it different from your standard “who invented house music” documentary?TEENAGE TORPOR: How truthful is ‘Euphoria’, Sky/HBO’s bleak new teen travails drama starring Zendaya from ‘Spider-Man’? Is a nightmare world of cyberstalking, indiscriminate hook-ups, revenge porn and poly-drug abuse necessarily going to make for your next box set addition?THE ALBUM ONLY I LIKE: Yes we’re adding to our collection of unloved albums. All this and more on the best pop culture talk show on the Internet. Produced and presented by Andrew Harrison and Siân Pattenden. Audio production by Elsie Bath at Soho Radio, London. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. Get every episode of BIGMOUTH a day early, plus the famous EXTRA BIT, when you back us on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jeremy Deller on The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein
Turner Prize Winner Jeremy Deller believes the music entrepreneur and The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein, has never been properly credited for his role within popular culture.He's arguing that if Brian hadn't have lived, The Beatles might never have left Liverpool.Jeremy and presenter Matthew Parris are joined by The Beatles' historian Mark Lewisohn, author of 'Tune In’, to discuss the deeply turbulent - but highly successful life of Brian Epstein, who died aged just 32. Producer: Eliza LomasFirst broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2019.