The Sculpture Diaries


Sunday 14 September 2008

The final film takes a road trip across North and South America to look at sculpture in the landscape. Waldemar Januszczak visits the stunning outdoor sculptures of the Spiral Jetty and the Sun Tunnels in the USA, and the ancient Inca settlement on Machu Picchu in Peru. He also looks at the wonder of Stonehenge and ends up in the amazing Roden Crater: a 30-year sculptural project in a volcano in Arizona, created by James Turrell, due to open in 2012.

Sunday 7 September 2008

Waldemar Januszczak continues his definitive account of his all-time favourite art-form – sculpture – in this new three-part series which explores attitudes to sex, power and the cosmos. Tonight’s second programme looks at how leaders aim to leave a lasting legacy through impressive sculptures of themselves. Lenin, in reality an inconspicuous figure, was recreated in sculptures after his death as a dominant presence. Meanwhile at Mount Rushmore, four US presidents are depicted in giant sculptures carved out of a mountain.

Sunday 31 August 2008

Waldemar Januszczak presents his definitive account of his all-time favourite art-form – sculpture – in this new three-part series. Stressing the global primacy of sculpture, Januszczak travels to the most spectacular sculptural locations in the world – from Peru to Nigeria, Easter Island to Japan – and visits some of the most revered contemporary sculptors, including Antony Gormley, Marc Quinn, James Turrell and the Chapman brothers. This first episode traces the representation of women in sculpture from the prehistoric Venus of Willendorf, to Marc Quinn’s representation of Alison Lapper Pregnant.

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