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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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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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    Sell the Michelangelo or lose 150 staff? The RA’s Covid-19 conundrum

    Sell the Michelangelo or lose 150 staff? The RA’s Covid-19 conundrum

    With UK museums and galleries in crisis, might the Royal Academy of Arts be forced to sell its Michelangelo? We look at the story that has emerged in recent days that some Royal Academicians—the artists and architects that run the RA—are suggesting selling the Taddei Tondo to prevent huge job losses and keep the Academy afloat.
    Also this week: Margaret Carrigan speaks to Legacy Russell, the author of a new book, Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto, about how her ideas relate to the world of art and museums. And in this episode’s Work of the Week, Imma Ramos of the British Museum chooses 19th-century figure of the goddess Kali, which features in the Tantra exhibition she has curated at the museum, which has just opened.

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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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    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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    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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    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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4.6 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

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