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Trump on Culture: Brave New World?
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There’s some kind of ghastly irony in the fact that information on Trump and Culture is very scant so there’s not a lot we can say. There was certainly nothing for us to see.
What we know is that personable art critic Alastair Sooke packs his bags and heads for America to ponder President Donald Trump’s impact on the country’s cultural landscape, particularly as he plans to axe all government arts funding.
He talks to big cheeses from music, literature, journalism, film and television – by no means all of them anti-Trump. Interviewees including novelists Lionel (We Need to Talk about Kevin) Shriver, Paul Auster and Howard Jacobson share their thoughts.
Alastair Sooke marks Donald Trump's first 100 days in office as the President of the United States by crossing the Atlantic to investigate what impact the new Commander-in-Chief might have on the nation's cultural landscape. Never one to shy away from controversy, the head of state has already made plans to eliminate federal funding for the arts, and Alastair meets figures from the worlds of music, literature, film, and television to find out what impact this pledge might have on their chosen fields. He also hears from some of Trump's most vocal critics - journalists - and seeks the opinions of a range of visual artists who love and loathe the president in equal measure. Includes contributions by Lucian Wintrich, Sam Moore and Stephen Baldwin.
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