To inaugurate the opening of its first outlet in Asia, the Gagosian Gallery is featuring an exhibition of the works of one of the most controversial living artists: Damien Hirst. For some his work is profound, for others it’s an example of the worst kind of commercial hype. Tonight you have a chance to make up your own mind as we look at the gallery, and the work.
In our regular movie review, Gary Pollard talks about Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours”, a film about Aron Ralston (James Franco) who had to make a decision few of us would contemplate: to cut off his arm, trapped beneath a rock in the deseert, if he wanted to live.
Bamboo has been part of Chinese culture for thousands of years, long used for scaffolding and construction. It’s even used on building sites today. A new exhibition and book focus on its roles in religious festivals, market places, and Chinese opera and stage performances, roles that make it a central part of the social experience.
And in our studio the “voices” of Golden Voices Entertainment talk to us and treat us to a preview of their new show based on Stephen Sondheim’s “Putting It Together” as they perform “Not Getting Married”.