Return to La La Land: art is back in California

Plus, artists' album covers, and Grace Jones in the Work of the Week

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Nicholas Galanin's Never Forget (2021) is on view at Desert X in Palm Springs Photo: © Lance Gerber., courtesy the artist and Desert X

Nicholas Galanin's Never Forget (2021) is on view at Desert X in Palm Springs Photo: © Lance Gerber., courtesy the artist and Desert X

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: Los Angeles has finally opened its museums after more than a year. When New York's galleries have been open since August, what took California so long? We talk to Jori Finkel about LA's slow emergence from lockdown. Also: DB Burkeman tells us about his new book Art Sleeves, a trawl through 40 years of artist-designed record covers. And in this episode's Work of the Week, as Scottish museums re-open after a long lockdown, Kirsty Hassard, the curator of V&A Dundee's exhibition Night Fever: Designing Club Culture, talks about Volker Hinz's photograph of the singer and fashion model Grace Jones, in the Area nightclub in New York in 1984.

Volker Hinz, Grace Jones at 'Confinement' theme, Area, New York (1984) © Volker Hinz

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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