Where art fairs still happen: the Shanghai buzz

Plus, Chila Kumari Singh Burman and the art work that inspired that Biden-Harris video

West Bund Art & Design fair in Shanghai Courtesy of West Bund Art & Design

West Bund Art & Design fair in Shanghai Courtesy of West Bund Art & Design

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.

This week: we speak to our China correspondent Lisa Movius in Shanghai about the fairs and other events opening in the city this week. Read more about the events here.

And we look at a rare museum event opening in Europe: Tate Britain’s Winter Commission, which—because it’s on the facade of the building—opens to the public this week; Louisa Buck meets the latest artist to take on the commission, Chila Kumari Singh Burman.

Art is… (1983) by Lorraine O’Grady inspired this video made for the US election winners Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

And for this week’s Work of the Week, we focus on Art is… by Lorraine O’Grady, a performance made in 1983 that inspired the video made for the triumphant candidates in the US election, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

The Week in Art podcast by The Art Newspaper is available every Friday on our website and all the usual places where you find podcasts. This podcast is sponsored by Christie's.


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