Who’s Afraid Of Conceptual Art?

 

Dr James Fox has never really got conceptual art. And he’s not alone. Conceptual art has been treated with suspicion and incredulity by virtually everyone outside the art world for nearly a hundred years. EverĀ since Marcel Duchamp first displayed a signed urinal and claimed it was art in 1917. So was he taking the piss? Or was he on to something, creating a whole new approach to art that has now lasted a century?

 

More information about the programme can be foundĀ here.

 

First broadcast: 19th September 2016 – 9pm BBC FOUR.