Arena Friday 14 February 2014
coming up on Thursday's show....the tensions between the confines of a prison cell and the unlimited scope of the imagination, themes explored by Burhan Sonmez in his novel "Istanbul Istanbul", Caoimhín O’Rahilly and Cormac Begley in session and films for review include a slavery uprising in America's antelbellum South in "The Birth Of A Nation", troubled teens and supernatural killers in "I Am Not A Serial Killer" and "Office Christmas Party" mayhem for the season that's in it
Today is St. Valentine's Day and Arena celebrates both the agonies and ecstasies of love as it's been represented in music, poetry, literature, music and art.
Evelyn O'Rourke is joined in studio by writer John McKenna, arts journalist Yvonne Nolan, playwright Shaun Dunne and reviewer Roe McDermott.
The death was announced today, of the Irish painter and architect, Patrick Scott.
This sad news comes on the eve of a major retrospective of his work, due to open tomorrow.
It’s in two parts:
The first is in the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin and the second part, dealing with his later career, is in Carlow’s VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art.
Evelyn O'Rourke is joined by Aidan Dunne, the visual Arts Editor of The Irish Times, and author of a major book on the artist, entitled simply 'Patrick Scott'. Also on the line is Christina Kennedy, Head of Collections at IMMA who curated the exhibition.
You can find out more about the exhibition here.