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The Shock of The New

Premier :: 1980-09-21

on BBC Two

Genre :: Documentary

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Intelligent, gripping, innovative, Robert Hughes' eight-part exploration of modern art gets an airing on BBC Four. First shown on BBC Two in the 1980s, the series looks at different themes rather than presenting the art chronologically.

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Series 0 - Episode 1 - The New Shock of the New
Aired - 30 July 2004

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Twenty-five years ago the renowned art critic Robert Hughes made The Shock of the New, a landmark television series that examined the key cultural movement of the 20th Century. Now he's back to look at more recent work and to question whether modern art can still be shocking in its originality and understanding.

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