Is Paris really taking London’s art crown?

Plus, Marlene Dumas at the Musée d'Orsay and Christian Boltanksi remembered

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Michael Kienzer’s Falter Vol. 4 (2020), Falter Vol. 6 (2020), Falter Vol. 7 (2021) and Falter Vol. 9 (2021), part of Fiac’s Hors les Murs section showing outdoor sculpture. Courtesy of Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman. Photo: Marc Domage

Michael Kienzer’s Falter Vol. 4 (2020), Falter Vol. 6 (2020), Falter Vol. 7 (2021) and Falter Vol. 9 (2021), part of Fiac’s Hors les Murs section showing outdoor sculpture. Courtesy of Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman. Photo: Marc Domage

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, Paris’s resurgence: is the French capital stealing London’s thunder? As established and up-and-coming galleries open branches in Paris and the Fiac art fair opens there, we ask Melanie Gerlis if this is indeed a shift of power from the UK to the French capital.

Marlene Dumas's Lady of Uruk (2020) Courtesy of Musée d’Orsay; Photo: Sophie Crépy

For this episode’s Work of the Week, Donatien Grau, curator of contemporary programmes at the Musée d’Orsay discusses Lady of Uruk, a painting from one of the two shows of the work of the South African artist Marlene Dumas that have just opened at the museum (until 30 January 2022).

Christian Boltanski's La Vie impossible de C.B. (2001), part of the Centre Pompidou Collection, Musée national d’art moderne, dist. Rmn-GP © Adagp, Paris, 2021 / Photo © Philippe Migeat

And as the Château de Versailles, and the Louvre and the Centre Pompidou in Paris all pay tribute to Christian Boltanski, who died in July, Annalisa Rimmaudo, curator at the Pompidou, discusses the three displays and remembers this leading figure in French art over the past 50 years.

The Week in Art podcast byThe 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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