The Week in Art

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 podcast | Georgia O’Keeffe’s New York, Studio Voltaire at 30, Martha Jungwirth responds to Goya

We discuss O'Keeffe’s deeply personal renderings of Manhattan cityscapes and skyscrapers, plus look back at Studio Voltaire’s achievements and talk to a curator about a bold Jungwirth still life

The Week in Art podcast | Art’s AI reckoning, the rise of comic art and Degas’ Miss La La

Why the art world must tackle the questions posed by artificial intelligence head on, plus comics celebrated in two European locations and Degas’ portrait of the circus artist Anna Albertine Olga Brown

The Week in Art podcast | The Mona Lisa’s endless, and problematic, allure; Judy Chicago; and New Objectivity

We speak to the Leonardo da Vinci scholar, Martin Kemp, about the famous painting's potential move and the latest research on its background, to the US artist about her show at Serpentine North and to the director of the Leopold Museum in Vienna about Christian Schad’s 'Self-Portrait with Model' (1927)

The Week in Art podcast | Tate’s historic women artists show, Dia at 50, Martin Wong’s record-breaking painting

Exploring Now You See Us, which celebrates the output of Vanessa Bell, Mary Beale and many more, plus conversations about Dia’s legacy and the ’visual linguist‘ Wong

The Week in Art podcast | Artists’ stories from Gaza, Frank Stella remembered, Vanessa Bell’s garden view

How Israel’s military offensive in Gaza has changed the lives of artists, plus an insight into working with Stella and a highlight from a new show at the Garden Museum

The Week in Art podcast | Venice Biennale 2024 special

We review the international exhibition, talk to artists and curators behind five national pavilions and take an exclusive look at Titian’s newly conserved Assunta

The Week in Art podcast | Marlborough Gallery closes, Rose B. Simpson in New York, Caravaggio’s final painting

Looking back at the history of the pioneering dealership in post-war art, plus a thought-provoking new installation in Madison Square Park and Caravaggio's The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula

The Week in Art podcast | Inigo Philbrick and art world fraud, Hong Kong’s new security law, a Maharaja’s sword

Is a return for the disgraced art dealer that unthinkable? Plus, how Article 23 might impact the art sector, and a closer look at a royal weapon coming on show in London

Richard Serra remembered and an Expressionist art special

Donna De Salvo, senior adjunct curator of special projects at Dia Art Foundation, reflects on the work of the late American sculptor, plus we speak to the organisers of exhibitions of shows on Käthe Kollwitz and the Blue Rider group

The 2024 Whitney Biennial: our review

Plus, an analysis of our museum visitor figures survey and a drawing by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Rybolovlev vs Sotheby’s: a closer look at the epic court battle

Plus, Singapore's art scene and a photograph by Zanele Muholi

The Year in Review 2023: the biggest stories and the best shows

From the British Museum thefts to the consequences in art and heritage of the Israel-Hamas war

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speakers Louisa Buck and Benjamin Sutton. Produced by David Clack, Julia Michalska and Alexander Morrison
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Art Basel in Miami Beach: big sales, little politics

Plus, EMST, the all-women museum in Athens, and Pesellino’s David panels at the National Gallery in London

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Which heritage sites have been damaged or destroyed in Gaza?

Plus, the life and work of the pioneering Indigenous Australian artist Emily Kam Kngwarray, and a revealing manuscript by Paul Gauguin

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Is the US museum sector in crisis?

Plus, a new antisemitism scandal at Documenta and a Kim Lim sculpure on show at the Hepworth Wakefield

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What did the New York auctions reveal about the state of the art market?

Plus, experimental art from the Eastern Bloc and a sculptural installation by Terry Adkins

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What’s behind the row engulfing the UK’s National Trust?

Plus, a protest-themed tenth edition of the Performa Biennial and a restored portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger

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Kyiv Biennial 2023: a cross-European event put together ‘against all odds’

Plus, a project exploring the sounds of migration and Jem Perucchini’s Art on the Underground commission

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Paris+: is the French capital still on the rise as a cultural hub?

Plus, Hiroshi Sugimoto at the Hayward Gallery in London and Marie Laurencin's 'La femme-cheval'

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Frieze turns 20: what's next for the popular art fair?

Plus, we speak to the artist Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir, who will be representing Iceland in Venice next year, and pick a work from the Matisse show at the Metropolitan Museum in New York

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Kwer'ata Re'esu: the astonishing story of Ethiopia's most treasured icon

Plus, the AI copyright debate in the US and the end of China’s museum boom

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Marina Abramović: the artist on her ‘best ever show’

Plus, Frans Hals at London's National Gallery and a Peter Paul Rubens painting inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses

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What happens when Unesco becomes the enemy?

Plus, remembering Fernando Botero and a pioneering Barkley L. Hendricks portrait

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Is Saudi Arabia the next big cultural powerhouse?

Plus, Michelangelo at the Albertina in Vienna and Julianknxx at the Barbican in London

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The Week in Art | Special 250th episode: what’s next for the visual arts?

We ask leading art world figures about their hopes and concerns, and discuss what the future has in store for museums, the art market and artists with our long-term contributors Cristina Ruiz, Georgina Adam and Louisa Buck

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The Week in Art: The British Museum in crisis—an in-depth look

Plus, the Sāo Paulo biennial and Chaïm Soutine in Düsseldorf

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How will the art market cope with stagflation?

Plus, Spain’s historical memory and a Dürer plate remade by Goldin + Senneby

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Julia Michalska
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London's National Portrait Gallery's revamp: the review

Plus, William Edmondson in Philadelphia and Zinzi Minott's Windrush 75 film in London

Ben Luke. With guest speakers Alison Cole and Martin Bailey. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Julia Michalska
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Africa rising: the TV show capturing a continent of creativity

Plus, the Liverpool Biennial, and Basquiat in Basel with Jeffrey Deitch

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speaker Louisa Buck. Produced by David. Clack, Aimee Dawson and Julia Michalska
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A Radiohead special: we speak to Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood about their upcoming art show

Plus, choreographer Wayne McGregor performance piece at London's Royal Opera House and Whistler's Mother returns to Philadelphia

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Julia Michalska
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