Ben Luke

Ben Luke is the Review editor and podcast host at The Art Newspaper

Matthew Krishanu: ‘What you’re looking for, when you’re building something out of nothing, is recognition, familiarity’

As a number of exhibitions open internationally, the British-Indian artist discusses his poetic paintings drawing on familial memory and imperial history, grief and suffering

'It's more than just queering the canon': artist Doron Langberg on his latest works

As he opens his first solo show in London, the Israeli-born painter discusses his intimate, often explicit images of queer love, and his engagement with art history

Contemporary art meets Ancient Egypt: new sculptures at the Pyramids of Giza

Plus, the New Museum Triennial and Édouard Manet's portrait of Zacharie Astruc

Hosted by Ben Luke and Aimee Dawson. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack. With Henrietta Bentall
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Is Paris really taking London’s art crown?

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

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speaker Melanie Gerlis. Produced by Julia Michalska, Aimee Dawson and David Clack. With Henrietta Bentall
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Can the art world really change its wasteful ways?

Plus, Mark Rothko’s late paintings at Pace’s new London space and Nicolas Poussin at the National Gallery

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'When painters are old, they do their worst painting': Hervé Télémaque on colonialism, cartoons and a deep love of literature

As a new show on opens at the Serpentine Galleries, the Haitian artist discusses his move away from racist 1960s New York and "decorative" late Abstract Expressionism

Jasper Johns: a radical look at a colossus of post-war American art

Plus, Venice's tourism problem and Finnish artist Outi Heiskanen

Hosted by Ben Luke and Aimee Dawson. With guest speaker Anna Somers Cocks. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack. With Henrietta Bentall
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A brush with... Thomas J Price

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Giorgio Morandi to Alberto Giacometti

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Could an equivalent of wrapping the Arc de Triomphe happen in the UK? Not likely under our current leadership

Christo's posthumously realised project benefitted from France having a mature understanding of the importance of culture

All glitz and glamour? Hollywood’s new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Plus, the rise of private museums and Renaissance portraits at the Rijksmuseum

Hosted by Ben Luke and Nancy Kenney. With guest speaker Georgina Adam. Produced by Julia Michalska, Aimee Dawson and David Clack. With Henrietta Bentall
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A brush with... Sarah Sze

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Hokusai to Vermeer

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It’s a wrap: Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s final fabric project unveiled in Paris

Plus, Art Basel: are the buyers back? And Mary Beard on images of power

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speaker Jane Morris. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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A brush with... Tacita Dean

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Cy Twombly to WG Sebald

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'I was always fascinated by the paintings of Goya': Philippe Parreno on his new video work at the Beyeler

The French-Algerian artist discusses how Goya’s Black Paintings provided inspiration for his latest piece in Switzerland

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Doron Langberg's intimate queer paintings to Marina Abramovic's cinematic opera

CCA Derry~Londonderry: a lifeline for artists in isolation on both sides of Ireland's border

The Centre for Contemporary Art filled the lockdown gap with online conversations and social media takeovers

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Should the art world boycott China over its treatment of Uyghur people?

Plus, Van Gogh’s final months and master printer Kenneth Tyler on Helen Frankenthaler

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speakers Cristina Ruiz and Martin Bailey. Produced by Julia Michalska, Aimee Dawson, David Clack and Henrietta Bentall
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A brush with... Philippe Parreno

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Francisco de Goya to Mary Shelley

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The state of painting now

Plus, its enduring market appeal and new secrets revealed in a restored Vermeer

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Afghanistan: the threat of the Taliban to artists and heritage

Plus, artist Bill Fontana records Notre Dame's bells

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Museums seeking to address their racial imbalances could learn from London's Institute of Contemporary Arts

The ICA's exhibition on the police killing of Mark Duggan was unflinching and shows how an institution should handle such a fraught issue

A brush with... Glenn Ligon

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Stevie Wonder to Charles Dickens

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A brush with... Alberta Whittle

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Kamau Brathwaite to Hilma af Klint

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A brush with... Tino Sehgal

An in-depth conversation on the artist's big influences, from Beethoven to Watteau

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A brush with... Oscar Murillo

An in-depth conversation on the artist's big influences, from Jannis Kounellis to Okwui Enwezor

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A brush with... Ellen Gallagher

An in-depth conversation on the artist's big influences, from Keith Haring to Moby Dick

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T.S Eliot and tinnitus: Philip Hoare on his biggest cultural influences

The writer tells us about his favourite books, artists and music