Let loose after lockdown: London’s best gallery shows

Plus, Idris Khan on his latest show and James Welling on an ancient Greek Kore

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Ben Luke and Louisa Buck at Rachel Whiteread's exhibition at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London Photo: David Clack

Ben Luke and Louisa Buck at Rachel Whiteread's exhibition at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London Photo: David Clack

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: after four long months, commercial art galleries are open again in England. We discuss some of the London shows with Louisa Buck, The Art Newspaper’s contemporary art correspondent, and take a tour of Rachel Whiteread’s exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery in London. You can listen to our in-depth interview with Whiteread on our A brush with... podcast here.

Rachel Whiteread: Internal Objects is open now at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London (until 6 June).

Idris Khan in his exhibition The Seasons Turn at Victoria Miro, London © Josh Shinner

And we talk to the artist Idris Khan, who has a new exhibition at the Victoria Miro gallery, about his oil, watercolour and collage works made in the English countryside and using sheet music from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.

Idris Khan: The Seasons Turn is open now at Victoria Miro London (until 15 May).

Kore 674 at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

James Welling's Kore 674 Courtesy of the artist

And in this episode’s Work of the Week we talk to the artist James Welling, whose latest photographic projects stem from direct encounters with ancient Greek objects, about Kore 674, an ancient Greek sculpture from 500 BCE in the Acropolis Museum, Athens.

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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