Ben Luke

Ben Luke is a contributing editor and podcast host at The Art Newspaper

The Week in Art podcast | Marlborough Gallery closes, Rose B. Simpson in New York, Caravaggio’s final painting

Looking back at the history of the pioneering dealership in post-war art, plus a thought-provoking new installation in Madison Square Park and Caravaggio's The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula

Podcast | A brush with... Michael Raedecker

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from the New Romantics of the 1980s to a 1992 edition of Documenta

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack
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The Week in Art podcast | Inigo Philbrick and art world fraud, Hong Kong’s new security law, a Maharaja’s sword

Is a return for the disgraced art dealer that unthinkable? Plus, how Article 23 might impact the art sector, and a closer look at a royal weapon coming on show in London

World view: Adriano Pedrosa, the curator of the 2024 Venice Biennale, discusses his show ‘Foreigners Everywhere’

The Brazilian curator, who is committed to highlighting the art of the Global South, explains his thinking behind the most diverse Venice Biennale exhibition ever

A brush with... Alex Katz

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from artist Paul Cezanne to jazz maestro Charlie Parker

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Richard Serra remembered and an Expressionist art special

Donna De Salvo, senior adjunct curator of special projects at Dia Art Foundation, reflects on the work of the late American sculptor, plus we speak to the organisers of exhibitions of shows on Käthe Kollwitz and the Blue Rider group

A brush with… Shahzia Sikander

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from time spent in Mogadishu, Somalia, to the work of the artist Eva Hesse

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack
Sponsored byBloomberg Connects

The 2024 Whitney Biennial: our review

Plus, an analysis of our museum visitor figures survey and a drawing by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Being ‘discovered’ late in life can be maddening—but it can have advantages

The Buffalo AKG Art Museum just opened a Stanley Whitney retrospective—the 77-year-old artist's first museum survey

Keith Piper on tackling Tate Britain’s racist Whistler mural

Plus, the top takeaways from the new Art Basel/UBS report and a weaving by Anni Albers

Keith Piper's thoughtful response to Tate Britain's racist mural avoids the usual get-out clauses

The artist's research-based video exploring Rex Whistler's The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats benefited from the museum's collaborative approach

Photography and feminist activism, Jacob Rothschild remembered and Robert Ryman

We speak to the curators of the South London Gallery's latest show and to our founding editor about the legacy one of the UK's leading philanthropists. We also discuss Robert Ryman's work Adelphi on show at the Musée de l’Orangerie

A brush withinterview

'Art cannot change the world, but we must act is if it could': Bruno Racine on his greatest influences

An interview with the chief executive officer of the Palazzo Grassi—Punta della Dogana in Venice

Technologyfeature

Ten years on: art world is still in search of its virtual reality Eden

In March 2014, Facebook bought Oculus VR, heralding a new era in extended reality. Will the arrival of the Apple Vision Pro move the medium from artistic experiment to widespread use?

How has Frieze Los Angeles impacted the city’s art scene?

Plus, Angelica Kauffman at London’s Royal Academy and Matthew Wong’s response to a lost Van Gogh

Ekow Eshun on the power of Black figuration and his new London show

Plus, 100 years of the Surrealist manifesto and Tonita Peña’s Eagle Dance

A brush with… Nalini Malani

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland to her time in 1970s Paris

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack

Yoko Ono at Tate Modern: a closer look at ‘the world's most famous unknown artist’

Plus, Elton John‘s treasures at Christie’s and Factum Foundation’s reconstructed Roman colossus

A brush with… Zineb Sedira

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from the conceptualist Mary Kelly to jazz and ska music

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack
Sponsored byBloomberg Connects

A string of new exhibitions shows that textile art is finally being taken seriously

The historical association of textiles with gender, sexuality and identity norms make them ripe for subversion and reimagining

Is censorship on the rise in the West?

Plus, Frank Auerbach at the Courtauld and an Indian painting from Howard Hodgkin’s collection

A brush with... Stanley Whitney

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences from Paul Cézanne to Miles Davis

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack
Sponsored byBloomberg Connects

Adriano Pedrosa unveils his plans for the 2024 Venice Biennale

Plus, the rise of immersive institutions and Barbara Kruger’s “Untitled (Forever)”

A brush with... Wilhelm Sasnal

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences from Edgar Degas to Wolfgang Tillmans

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack

Rewriting history? The fraught politics behind India's new Ram temple

Plus, the challenges facing the Old Master market and a lithograph by Honoré Daumier

Rybolovlev vs Sotheby’s: a closer look at the epic court battle

Plus, Singapore's art scene and a photograph by Zanele Muholi

What to look out for in 2024: market predictions and must-see exhibitions

From the Venice Biennale to the Harlem Renaissance at the Met

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speakers Tim Schneider, Jane Morris and Gareth Harris. Produced by David Clack, Julia Michalska and Alexander Morrison
A brush withinterview

A brush with... Martin Clark, director, Camden Art Centre

'One day our music teacher played us Steve Reich’s early tape works; it was a total revelation'

The Year in Review 2023: the biggest stories and the best shows

From the British Museum thefts to the consequences in art and heritage of the Israel-Hamas war

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speakers Louisa Buck and Benjamin Sutton. Produced by David Clack, Julia Michalska and Alexander Morrison
Sponsored byChristie's

A brush with... Camille Henrot

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Louise Bourgeois to the violence of Disney cartoons

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack