Podcast episode 39: All about the biennials
We talk to Sally Tallant, the artistic director of the Liverpool Biennial, about the 10th edition opening next week. And Jane Morris, an editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper, joins Ben Luke to discuss “peak biennial”
Podcast episode 38: Marina Abramovic and Michael Jackson
We speak to the queen of performance art about casting herself in stone and to the National Portrait Gallery’s director Nicholas Cullinan about the king of pop’s influence on artists.
Podcast episode 37: Art and football plus John Akomfrah interview
With the World Cup in full swing, we look at a London show exploring football as a cultural phenomenon with its co-curator Eddy Frankel, and talk to the British film-maker John Akomfrah about his exhibition at the New Museum, New York.
Podcast episode 36: Berlin Biennale and Art Basel
We explore the two big European art world events of the past week: Arsalan Mohammad is in Berlin with the curator Serubiri Moses and the critic and curator Annika von Taube, and Ben Luke speaks to Melanie Gerlis, writer for the Financial Times and The Art Newspaper, on the line from Basel.
Podcast episode 35: Freud, Bacon, Hockney and the post-war London scene; and Signals gallery
We talk to Martin Gayford about his book Modernists and Mavericks and sitting for portraits by Freud and Hockney. And we explore a show celebrating the Signals gallery, where Latin American and European avant-gardes converged.
Podcast episode 34: Venice Architecture Biennale, and the Brutalist social housing debate
Edwin Heathcote of the Financial Times reviews the Biennale, and Christopher Turner on his controversial exhibition focusing on Alison and Peter Smithson’s Robin Hood Gardens housing estate.
Podcast episode 33: Absent friends—Howard Hodgkin's final paintings; Robert Indiana remembered
We talk to Antony Peattie, the music writer and partner of the late Howard Hodgkin and to Barbara Haskell, curator of Robert Indiana's 2013 retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Podcast episode 32: David Chipperfield on the new Royal Academy
The Academy’s £56m project opens, with subtle additions and revamps by the British architect. Chipperfield talks about the subtleties of architecture, the RA’s chief executive Charles Saumarez Smith discusses funding and the quirks of the institution and we review the buildings and its displays with Jane Morris.
Podcast episode 31: The $646m Rockefeller sale. Plus: should big galleries subsidise smaller ones?
We drill down into the big numbers from the Post-Impressionist and Modern sale in New York with Georgina Adam, talk to Professor Rachel Pownall about the wider market and look at a small gallery housed in Piccadilly Circus Tube station.
Podcast episode 30: All about Berlin
Our guest host Arsalan Mohammad takes us behind the scenes of the explosion of shows during Gallery Weekend Berlin and beyond, speaking to dealers and artists about the changing face and enduring appeal of one of the world's most creative cities
Podcast episode 29: Taryn Simon on grief and mourning
We talk to the US artist about her acclaimed work An Occupation of Loss staged in New York and now London. We hear from a curator and conservator at the Met about resurrecting Moretto da Brescia’s final great painting, and appraise the Turner Prize shortlist.
Podcast episode 28: the battle over Ethiopia's treasures
Martin Bailey speaks to Hailemichael Aberra Afework, Ethiopia’s ambassador to the UK, about the artefacts seized by the British army at Maqdala, go behind the scenes of the Sony World Photography Awards with judge Gareth Harris and ask Richard Parry about his plans for Glasgow International
Podcast episode 27: the enduring appeal of enigmatic Beuys. Plus, lost masterpieces reborn
We hear from Adam Lowe of Factum Arte about a new TV series in which seven lost paintings are recreated. And speak to Norman Rosenthal and Thaddaeus Ropac about the great German artist.
Podcast episode 26: Wrap star Christo and the most popular shows of 2017
We speak to the Bulgarian-born artist about his grand project for the Serpentine, and look at our annual survey of visitor figures
Podcast episode 25: Living with Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo specialist Martin Kemp on decades spent in the company of the Renaissance master, plus, we celebrate the 300th edition of The Art Newspaper
Podcast episode 24: Mural-gazing with the Dalai Lama, plus Michael Rakowitz
We speak to Thomas Laird about his new book on the murals of Tibet and to Michael Rakowitz about his fourth plinth commission unveiled next week
Podcast episode 23: The death of Venice?
Salvatore Settis on the moral revival that could save Italy's sinking city, plus Tacita Dean on her three major London shows
Podcast episode 21: Photography special—from Victorian pioneers to 2018 prize contenders
We meet the men and women behind three fascinating but very different exhibitions of lens-based art
Podcast episode 20: Yes to Picasso, no to Van Gogh—inside the Rockefellers’ collection
We talk to the American dynasty’s historian about David and Peggy Rockefeller’s tastes, and explore the funding crisis at Glasgow’s Transmission Gallery
Podcast episode 19: celebrating Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele on the centenary of their deaths
A look at the life and art of the two Austrian greats as shows open marking their 100th anniversary. And the New Museum Triennial is reviewed.
Podcast episode 18: What's the future for ivory antiques?
We explore what new ivory regulations will mean for the art world and meet the 2017 Election Artist Cornelia Parker
Podcast episode 17: Real or fake? The suspicious Russian avant-garde show in Ghent
Expert on Russian art Simon Hewitt discusses developments in The Art Newspaper's current cover story, plus we explore an unusual collaboration at Hauser & Wirth Somerset
Podcast episode 16: Charles I at the Royal Academy—an exhibition fit for a king
We pick apart the latest smash hit show to open in London with art historian Bendor Grosvenor, then complete our 2018 preview with a look at the big exhibitions coming to the US this year
Podcast episode 15: What will 2018 hold for the art world?
We are at the London Art Fair speaking to Georgina Adam about her art market predictions and to Louisa Buck about the top shows and artists to keep on your radar this year
Podcast episode 14: the top stories of 2017
From Louvre Abu Dhabi to Leonardo, Documenta to Trump, we look back at the year with our journalists Louisa Buck, Gareth Harris and Anny Shaw
Podcast episode 13: the dark side of the art market
Former editor of the The Art Newspaper Jane Morris speaks to Georgina Adam about her new book Dark Side of the Boom and the art world's less savoury side
Podcast episode 12: Old Masters after the Leonardo and Art Basel in Miami Beach
We talk Titian, Constable, Veneziano, Wright of Derby, Van Dyck and, yes, Leonardo, with art historian Bendor Grosvenor. And we get Judd Tully’s views on Miami’s annual art fair.
Podcast epsiode ten: restoring Iraq’s heritage, plus the complex politics of First Nations art
John Darlington of the World Monuments Fund discusses projects to train local people in craft traditions and the curator Victor Wang on the work of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, whose first European solo show opens in London next week
Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode three: how the UAE art scene became a force to be reckoned with
Art dealer Thaddaeus Ropac and curator Maya Allison tell us how the nation’s creative ambitions have blossomed. Plus: Silver Lion-winning musician and artist Hassan Khan on his Abu Dhabi Art performance