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From breaking news and insider insights to exhibitions and events around the world, the team at The Art Newspaper picks apart the art world's big stories with the help of special guests. Hosted by Ben Luke, The Week in Art is sponsored by Christie's.
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The Week in Art The Art Newspaper Podcasts

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    • 4.7 • 78 Ratings

From breaking news and insider insights to exhibitions and events around the world, the team at The Art Newspaper picks apart the art world's big stories with the help of special guests. Hosted by Ben Luke, The Week in Art is sponsored by Christie's.
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    Grayson Perry on race and class in the US

    Grayson Perry on race and class in the US

    This week: the artist Grayson Perry has a new exhibition and documentary series about the United States. What can a British artist and broadcaster tell us about the faultlines in American culture? Louisa Buck talks to him in his show at Victoria Miro in London. Ben Luke talks to the curator and art historian Robert Storr, the author of a huge new book about the painter Philip Guston. And in this episode’s Work of the Week, Margaret Carrigan talks to the artist Jacolby Satterwhite about Édouard Manet’s masterpiece Le déjeuner sur l’herbe (Luncheon on the grass).
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    • 59 min
    Berlin: still a magnet for artists?

    Berlin: still a magnet for artists?

    It’s Berlin Art Week, and unusually for 2020, art fairs, a biennale, and a range of exhibitions are all opening at once in the German capital. But is Berlin still the thriving art centre it’s been over the last two decades? We talk to the Canadian artist and adoptive Berliner AA Bronson about participating in one of the big shows opening this week, at the legendary Berghain nightclub, and about his experience of living in the city. We hear from the veteran art dealer Thomas Schulte about Berlin’s return to normality. And, in this episode’s Work of the Week, we talk to the artist Jadé Fadojutimi about an Untitled painting by Laura Owens in the Tate Collection.
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    • 42 min
    Cancelled: should good artists pay for bad behaviour?

    Cancelled: should good artists pay for bad behaviour?

    In this first episode of the new season, we talk to Erich Hatala Matthes, associate professor of philosophy at Wellesley College, Massachusetts, US—who’s writing a book on immoral artists—about how useful the notion of “cancelling” may be. With The Art Newspaper’s correspondent Tom Seymour and the photographer and lecturer Lewis Bush we explore the cases of Martin Parr and David Alan Harvey, two photographers whose activities have recently come under scrutiny. And, In this episode’s Work of the Week, the artist Tavares Strachan talks about Robert Smithson’s seminal earthwork from 1970, the Spiral Jetty.
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    • 53 min
    Trailer: The Week in Art

    Trailer: The Week in Art

    The Week in Art, sponsored by Christie’s, is The Art Newspaper’s topical news podcast, released every Friday.
     
    Each week, we look at the big stories in the art world, from museums and the major exhibitions to heritage and the art market. We talk to the top artists and museum directors; we take tours of the essential shows; and our experts analyse the latest events and trends across the art scene.
     
    Plus, in every episode we ask a leading art-world figure—from artists and curators to critics and art historians—to choose a favourite piece of art in our Work of the Week.
     
    Join us every Friday, wherever you get your podcasts.

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    New series in September. Meanwhile…

    New series in September. Meanwhile…

    A new series of The Week in Art podcast will begin on 4 September; expect all the latest art world news, exclusive interviews, exhibition tours and much more. In the meantime, why not subscribe to A brush with..., the brand new podcast from The Art Newspaper, which we launched this week. You can hear the trailer in this podcast. The first episode, A brush with... Michael Armitage, is out now, and three more in-depth conversations with painters are released in the coming weeks. There are also details of the next event in The Art Newspaper Live series on our YouTube channel: on 13 August, our host Ben Luke will talk to Russell Tovey and Robert Diament from the art podcast Talk Art.
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    Ready to see some art? The top exhibitions of the summer

    Ready to see some art? The top exhibitions of the summer

    This week, in our last episode of this series, we look at the top exhibitions you can see this summer in the UK, Europe and the US, with Anna Brady and Gareth Harris joining Ben Luke in London, and Helen Stoilas, Nancy Kenney and Jillian Steinhauer in New York. We also reflect on the anxieties and ethics of visiting galleries as Covid-19 remains widespread.
    And we have our usual Work of the Week, this time chosen by the artist Hassan Hajjaj, who looks at an album cover, Doctor Alimantado’s 1978 debut The Best Dressed Chicken in Town, and discusses how it influenced his own photography.

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    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Recidivist2018 ,

Excellent

Terrific podcast, excellent themes well explored by an astute presenter.

Soapsoane ,

I love this podcast: Ben’s Enthusiasm for art and artists is rich and informative

This is a great podcast: reminds me of the depth that Julia Hobsbawm’s podcast Editorial Intelligence reached: this paper and podcast is changing the way we think about news and art: in fact; News As Art!
Thanks!
Paula

DanSN117 ,

Well produced pod

Pod is great, well produced and the host has a knack of asking the right questions.

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