Climate disaster: photographer Richard Mosse on environmental crime in the Amazon

Plus, artist Rachel Maclean on Hieronymus Bosch's influence

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Richard Mosse's Platon, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (2012). The photo depicts a farm near Bihambwe, Masisi Territory, North Kivu, where the rich pastureland is fiercely fought over in an escalating territorial conflict © Richard Mosse. Collection Jack Shainman

Richard Mosse's Platon, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (2012). The photo depicts a farm near Bihambwe, Masisi Territory, North Kivu, where the rich pastureland is fiercely fought over in an escalating territorial conflict © Richard Mosse. Collection Jack Shainman

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: ecocide in Brazil. In a special in-depth interview marking a retrospective at Fondazione MAST (until 29 September) in Bologna, Italy, and an exhibition at the Jack Shainman Gallery (until 15 May) in New York, the artist Richard Mosse discusses his photographs and forthcoming film installation picturing the scale of the destruction of the Amazonian rainforest.

Richard Mosse's Sawmill, Jaci Paraná, State of Rondônia, Brazil, 2020 © Richard Mosse. Courtesy of the artist and carlier | gebauer, Berlin/Madrid

Mosse also talks about his earlier photographic and film series on the themes of war, displacement and migration.

Rachel Maclean's upside mimi ᴉɯᴉɯ uʍop (2021) Photo: Amelia Claudia, courtesy of Jupiter Artland

And in this episode's Work of the Week, the artist Rachel Maclean talks about her new work for Jupiter Artland, the sculpture park near Edinburgh, in the context of Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights.

Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights (1490–1500) Museo del Prado, Madrid

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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