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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. An award-winning podcast hosted by Ben Luke, The Week in Art is sponsored by Christie's.
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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. An award-winning podcast hosted by Ben Luke, The Week in Art is sponsored by Christie's.
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    The art world in 2022: big shows and market predictions

    The art world in 2022: big shows and market predictions

    In this first episode of 2022, The Art Newspaper’s contemporary art correspondent Louisa Buck and the novelist and columnist at The Art Newspaper Chibundu Onuzo preview the year’s biennials, exhibitions and art fairs and our editor-at-large Georgina Adam has a stab at predicting the art market’s fortunes. 
    Events discussed: 
    Venice Biennale
    Documenta 15
    Biennale of Sydney
    Berlin Biennale 
    Whitney Biennial 2022
    Carnegie International
    Donatello: the Renaissance
    Steve McQueen
    Charles Ray: Sculpture Fiction
    Worlds of Networks
    The World of Stonehenge
    Testament
    Hew Locke: Tate Britain Commission 2022
    Cornelia Parker
    Surrealism Beyond Borders
    In the Black Fantastic
    Anthea Hamilton
    Faith Ringgold: American People
    Philip Guston: Now
    Cézanne
    50 Monuments in 50 Voices
    Matisse: The Red Studio

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    2021's biggest art world stories—and what they mean

    2021's biggest art world stories—and what they mean

    It’s the final episode of 2021 and so, as always, it’s our review of the year. Joining Ben Luke to look at 2021’s biggest stories are three members of The Art Newspaper team: Martin Bailey, a correspondent in London, Anna Brady, art market editor, and Jane Morris, editor-at-large.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Walt Disney at The Met. Plus, Matisse in Baltimore and Josef Albers's lithographs

    Walt Disney at The Met. Plus, Matisse in Baltimore and Josef Albers's lithographs

    This week: the French decorative art that inspired Walt Disney, Henri Matisse’s collaboration over 40 years with the Baltimore art collector Etta Cone, and Josef Albers’s prints.
    The Art Newspaper’s deputy digital editor, Aimee Dawson speaks to Wolf Burchard, a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, about Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts, which opens today, 10 December and travels next year to the Wallace Collection, London. As the Baltimore Museum of Art opens its new Ruth R. Marder Center for Matisse Studies, with around 2,500-square-feet of space dedicated to the research and display of the art of Henri Matisse, on 12 December, Ben Luke discusses the French artist’s special relationship with the Baltimore-based collector Etta Cone, which is the foundation of the museum’s huge collection of Matisse’s works in all media. And in this episode’s Work of the Week, the gallerist Alan Cristea talks about Josef Albers’s Graphic Tectonic lithographs, and their relationship to his wider printmaking activity and his celebrated Homage to the Square series, as a show of Albers’s early- and mid-career prints opens at Cristea Roberts in London.
    Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10 December-6 March 2022; Wallace Collection, London, 6 April-16 October 2022. Our Work of the Week featuring The Swing by Fragonard, from 5 November.
    The Ruth R. Marder Center for Matisse Studies opens on 12 December. A Modern Influence: Henri Matisse, Etta Cone, and Baltimore, Baltimore Museum of Art, until 2 January 2022. 
    Josef Albers: Discovery and Invention, The Early Graphic Works, Cristea Roberts, London 10 December-22 January (gallery closed 20 December-3 January). Anni and Josef Albers: Art and Life, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (MAM), Paris, until 9 January.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Art Basel in Miami Beach and the story of art fairs. Plus, Caribbean-British art, and Marco Brambilla's VR work

    Art Basel in Miami Beach and the story of art fairs. Plus, Caribbean-British art, and Marco Brambilla's VR work

    This week, as Art Basel in Miami Beach opens, we discuss a new book, The Art Fair Story: A Rollercoaster Ride, with its author Melanie Gerlis, art market columnist at the Financial Times and editor-at-large at The Art Newspaper. Melanie ponders the past, present and future of art fairs. A huge new show, Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art 1950s-Now has just opened at Tate Britain in London, and we talk to its curators, Alex Farquharson, the director of Tate Britain, and David A Bailey, the artistic director of the International Curators Forum and the organiser of numerous seminal exhibitions on diaspora and Black representation in art. And in this episode’s Work of the Week, we’re back in Miami—our deputy digital editor Aimee Dawson talks to the artist Marco Brambilla about Heaven’s Gate, his new virtual reality work at the Pérez Art Museum.
    The Art Fair Story: A Rollercoaster Ride by Melanie Gerlis is published by Lund Humphries and priced £19.99 in the UK, $34.99 in the US and $46.99 in Canada.
    Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art, 1950s-Now is at Tate Britain until 3 April 2022. David A Bailey’s book with Allison Thompson, Liberation Begins in the Imagination—an anthology of writings on Caribbean-British art and culture—is also published by Tate and priced £30.
    Marco Brambilla: Heaven’s Gate is at the Pérez Art Museum Miami until 1 February next year. An in-depth review of Heaven’s Gate by The Art Newspaper’s XR Panel can be found at theartnewspaper.com or on our apps for iOS and Android.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Fraud: how corrupt is the art world? Plus, Warhol’s Catholicism and Moscow’s new museums

    Fraud: how corrupt is the art world? Plus, Warhol’s Catholicism and Moscow’s new museums

    This week, we look at the case of the art dealer Inigo Philbrick, who pleaded guilty to fraud in a New York court last week: is the art world, as his attorney claimed, “corrupt from top to bottom”? Georgina Adam, editor-at-large at The Art Newspaper gives her response. For this epsiode’s Work of the Week, we talk to Carmen Hermo, the curator of the exhibition Andy Warhol: Revelation at the Brooklyn Museum, about a painting in the show, New York Post (Judge Blasts Lynch) (1983), and what it tells us about Warhol’s Catholicism. And as GES-2 House of Culture, the V-A-C Foundation’s huge cultural centre in a former power station transformed by architect Renzo Piano, opens in Moscow next week, and the Garage Museum in the Russian capital announces its expansion into a landmark Modernist building in Gorky Park, we talk to Anna Bronovitsksya, architectural historian and professor at the Moscow Architecture School about these museums and the wider political situation in which they are being constructed.


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    • 59 min
    New York auctions: big money, new collectors. Plus, Fabergé in London and a rediscovered Dürer

    New York auctions: big money, new collectors. Plus, Fabergé in London and a rediscovered Dürer

    This week, record-breaking auction sales in New York—are we in a new boom? Anna Brady discusses the big lots in New York over the last two weeks, and what they tell us about the market and the world of collectors. In London, Aimee Dawson visits the Victoria and Albert Museum to hear about Carl Fabergé’s shop in London, the subject of a new exhibition, with the show’s co-curators Kieran McCarthy and Hanne Faurby. And for this episode’s Work of the Week, Martin Bailey, our London correspondent, goes to the Agnews gallery to talk to Clifford Schorer of Agnews and Giulia Bartrum, former prints and drawings curator at the British Museum, about Albrecht Dürer’s rediscovered drawing Virgin and Child with a Flower on a Grassy Bench, which is about to go on view at Agnews gallery in London as part of an exhibition, Dürer and His Time.
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    • 1 hr 8 min

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