Podcast episode three: how the Getty is shaping southern California’s art scene

The story behind Pacific Standard Time in Los Angeles; Ming Wong on the historic queer art show in Taipei. Plus: an exclusive audio work by Zardulu the Mythmaker

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Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo

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.

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

  • Our Los Angeles correspondent Jori Finkel tells the story behind Pacific Standard Time (PST), a collaborative cultural programme that includes more than 70 shows and events at almost 80 partner institutions across the county. This year's theme, LA/LA, looks at the culture of Los Angeles and Latin America.

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  • Currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei is the first ever exhibition at a government-run museum in Asia of queer art. The exhibition Spectrosynthesis: Asian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now, features 51 works by 22 artists and follows a historic ruling in May that paves the way for Taiwan to become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage. Lisa Movius, our correspondent in China, spoke to the Berlin-based, Singaporean artist Ming Wong, who is taking part in the show.

Courtesy of Tzeng Yi-hsin

  • Zardulu, the mythmaker, is a performance artist behind some of the internet’s most popular viral stories—a rat taking a selfie on the New York subway, a three-eyed fish caught in the Gowanus canal, and many more she has yet to uncover. These fabricated situations aim to bring fantasy into the real world, to inject mythological meaning into everyday life. We asked her to look at

Courtesy of the artist

Want to find out more?

Read our article on the first-ever museum show celebrating queer Asian art

For all the facts and figures on this year's PST edition read here and find about the scholarship behind the programme here.

Read our round up of must-see PST shows here and read an interview with the artist David Lamelas—who has two shows open in Los Angeles during PST—here.

Read about PST's focus on film and video, immigration and politics, and female artists from across Latin America.