Podcast episode one: Nazi loot and Rachel Whiteread

Nazi-loot conference at London’s National Gallery. Plus: Rachel Whiteread on “mummifying the air” at Tate Britain

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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 is sponsored by Christie’s.

In our first podcast Martin Bailey reports from a major conference on Nazi loot and tells us about how he himself had a hand in returning a stolen treasure. Then, our host, Ben Luke, takes us to Rachel Whiteread's new survey show at Tate Britain and speaks to the Turner Prize-winning artist about "mummifying the air" through her sculptures.

The podcast is available on our website and all the usual places where you find podcasts including iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud and TuneIn.

In the podcast

  • The moment that the librarian at the Benevento cathedral kissed the Beneventan Missal when it was returned in 2010.

Martin Bailey

  • Rachel Whiteread with a work from her 2013 show Detached at London's Gagosian Gallery.

The artist and Gagosian Gallery

Want to find out more?

Read Martin Bailey's coverage of the Nazi loot conference at the National Gallery here.

Read our contemporary art correspondent, Louisa Buck's blog post on Tate Britain’s grand annual party, where Rachel Whiteread stole the show.