Talking to: Pierre Janssen

Pierre Janssen in his TV show “Kunstgrepen” (© 1964

“Talking To” was a weekly interview programme produced in the 70’s and 80’s by arts and culture host Nevil Gray. In this edition of the programme, his guest was the gifted art historian and television presenter Pierre Janssen (1926-2007). His television series on art was a Dutch institution, his exuberant and gesticulating presentation of art works made him a household name. Looking back on his career, Janssen said it wasn’t so much the art that interested him, but the confrontation with strange things, looking at what seemed to be bizarre, even incomprehensible.

Producer: Nevil Gray

Broadcast: 1982