The Week in Art

The latest news from the art world, every week

Can AI unlock the ancient Herculaneum scrolls?

Plus, the appointment of the new Venice Biennale president sparks a political row, and a tender portrait by Dorothea Lange

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Kyiv Biennial 2023: a cross-European event put together ‘against all odds’

Plus, a project exploring the sounds of migration and Jem Perucchini’s Art on the Underground commission

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Paris+: is the French capital still on the rise as a cultural hub?

Plus, Hiroshi Sugimoto at the Hayward Gallery in London and Marie Laurencin's 'La femme-cheval'

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Frieze turns 20: what's next for the popular art fair?

Plus, we speak to the artist Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir, who will be representing Iceland in Venice next year, and pick a work from the Matisse show at the Metropolitan Museum in New York

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Kwer'ata Re'esu: the astonishing story of Ethiopia's most treasured icon

Plus, the AI copyright debate in the US and the end of China’s museum boom

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Marina Abramović: the artist on her ‘best ever show’

Plus, Frans Hals at London's National Gallery and a Peter Paul Rubens painting inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses

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What happens when Unesco becomes the enemy?

Plus, remembering Fernando Botero and a pioneering Barkley L. Hendricks portrait

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Is Saudi Arabia the next big cultural powerhouse?

Plus, Michelangelo at the Albertina in Vienna and Julianknxx at the Barbican in London

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The Week in Art | Special 250th episode: what’s next for the visual arts?

We ask leading art world figures about their hopes and concerns, and discuss what the future has in store for museums, the art market and artists with our long-term contributors Cristina Ruiz, Georgina Adam and Louisa Buck

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The Week in Art: The British Museum in crisis—an in-depth look

Plus, the Sāo Paulo biennial and Chaïm Soutine in Düsseldorf

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How will the art market cope with stagflation?

Plus, Spain’s historical memory and a Dürer plate remade by Goldin + Senneby

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Julia Michalska
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London's National Portrait Gallery's revamp: the review

Plus, William Edmondson in Philadelphia and Zinzi Minott's Windrush 75 film in London

Ben Luke. With guest speakers Alison Cole and Martin Bailey. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Julia Michalska
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Africa rising: the TV show capturing a continent of creativity

Plus, the Liverpool Biennial, and Basquiat in Basel with Jeffrey Deitch

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speaker Louisa Buck. Produced by David. Clack, Aimee Dawson and Julia Michalska
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A Radiohead special: we speak to Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood about their upcoming art show

Plus, choreographer Wayne McGregor performance piece at London's Royal Opera House and Whistler's Mother returns to Philadelphia

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Julia Michalska
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Picasso—questioned, but not cancelled: we speak to the curators of the Brooklyn Museum show

Plus, the damage to heritage in Italy following the devastating floods and Ellsworth Kelly's Spectrum work

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Julia Michalska
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Keith Haring's first time in Los Angeles: we talk to the curator of the Broad's landmark show

Plus, Tate Britain rehangs its collection and Work of the Week is a Joan Brown painting

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Julia Michalska
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New York's Spring art bonanza: the shows, the sales, the fairs

Plus, the Richard Prince copyright case and Sarah Sze in London

Hosted by Ben Luke and Aimee Dawson. With guest speakers Anny Shaw and Laura Gilbert. Produced by David. Clack and Julia Michalska
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Looting, arrests and violence: an artist's perspective on the Sudan crisis

The Marquis de Sade's legacy explored in Barcelona show and Gwen John's self portrait in a Parisian interior

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David. Clack, Aimee Dawson and Julia Michalska
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Charles III’s coronation: the ceremonial objects explained

Plus, Karl Lagerfeld in New York and Marlene Smith’s Good Housekeeping III

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speaker Anna Somers Cocks. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Julia Michalska
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Art world AI-nxiety: what is artificial intelligence and how are artists using it?

Plus, the AI photography scandal at the Sony World Photography Awards

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speakers Aimee Dawson and Gretchen Andrew. Produced by David Clack and Julia Michalska
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The mystic and the Modernist: Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian

We explore the Tate Modern exhibition. Plus, the Whitney's Jaune Quick-to-See Smith retrospective and a reconstructed Roman gateway in England

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Art in the Windy City: Expo Chicago fair and beyond

Plus, how Northern Ireland's museums are marking 25 years since the Good Friday Agreement and an extravagant portrait of a 19th century French actor

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Art market wobble: what happens if banks go bust?

Plus, hip hop in Baltimore and Juan de Pareja, the artist enslaved by Velázquez

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speaker Melanie Gerlis. Produced by David. Clack, Aimee Dawson and Julia Michalska
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Are visitors finally returning to museums? We dive into our latest visitor figures survey

Plus, the Manet/Degas rivalry in Paris and one of the most significant female Impressionists

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speaker Lee Cheshire. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Julia Michalska
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Hong Kong is back with bang: Art Basel returns and M+ museum makes waves

Plus, art censorship online and Brenda L. Croft's photos of fellow First Nations Australian women

Hosted by Ben Luke and Aimee Dawson. With guest speaker Gareth Harris. Produced by David Clack and Julia Michalska
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Inside the 'biggest art fraud in history': what the alleged mass forgery tells us about the market for First Nations art in Canada

Plus worryingly low artists’ pay in the UK and an Ugly Duchess

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speaker Benjamin Sutton. Produced by David Clack and Aimee Dawson
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Old Masters in Maastricht: What does Tefaf tell us about the market for historic art?

Plus, the Institut du Monde Arabe's major gift and expansion plans and an unflinching self-portrait by a Rococo woman artist

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speaker Anny Shaw. Produced by David Clack and Aimee Dawson
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NFTs crashed last year—does Art Dubai fair show signs of a ‘Crypto Spring’?

Plus, How Video Transformed the World at MoMA and the art of modernist ceramics

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speaker Aimee Dawson. Produced by David Clack

Nigeria’s pivotal election: what's the future of art and culture in the country?

Plus, the Met: a guard’s memoir and Hubert Robert at Stockholm's Nationalmuseum

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack and Aimee Dawson
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Turkey-Syria earthquake: the race to save damaged heritage sites

Plus, Alice Neel's largest UK show and a dazzling turn-of-the-century blanket

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack and Aimee Dawson
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