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This edition: January 2012

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 18, 2012.

First aired: January 19, 2012.

(In French)
"Norwegian Wood" by Tran Anh Hung
Romeo & Juliet, Tristan & Isolde, Casablanca: certain love stories capture generations of interest. The novel Norwegian Wood by Japanese postmodernist Haruki Murikami has seduced millions of readers worldwide since is publication in 1987. A nostalgic look at youthful love in 1960s Japan, it now comes to the screen by the hand of the famed French director of Vietnamese descent Tran Ahn Hung. The award-winning director talks to CANAPE about his passion for the story.

Homage to Louise Bourgeois
What was the 20th century? It’s a big question to which the work of Franco-American artist Louise Bourgeois offers many compelling answers. She saw and felt it all for 99 years, from 1911 until 2010. To mark her 100th birthday Art / Basel / Miami Beach organized an exhibition of her unique vision. CANAPE is on hand to hear the thoughts
of Guggenheim curator Nancy Spector, artist Tracey Emin, and Bourgeois assistant Jerry Gorovoy.

Medal Ceremony : Edwidge Danticat
The Harlem Renaissance continues to inspire artists across the world. This year The Langston Hughes Medal from The City College of New York was awarded to Haitian-American novelist and essayist Edwidge Danticat. What did the Harlem poet mean about the girl who emigrated to Brooklyn from Haiti? CANAPE stops by the ceremony to listen to the thoughtful words of the ever gracious medalist.

"David, Delacroix, and Revolutionary France: Drawings from the Louvre" at The Morgan Library
Revolutionary times create revolutionary art. From the time of the French Revolution of 1789 through the reign of King Louis-Philippe and the establishment of the Second Empire in 1852, an incredible concentration of artistic talent brought its collective skill to bear on one of the most turbulent times in French history. The exhibition David, Delacroix,
and Revolutionary France: Drawings from the Louvre at The Morgan Library and Museum offers a unique window on the visual culture of this period. Curator Jennifer Torkovich offers expert commentary for CANAPE.

Guest List

Esther Bell Curator, Morgan Library

Edwidge Danticat Author

Tracey Emin Artist

Jerry Gorovoy Artist

Hung Tran Anh Film Director