'What on earth is going on with Earth?' Olafur Eliasson on bringing ice blocks to London
The Danish-Icelandic artist tells The Art Newspaper podcast about the latest iteration of Ice Watch and why climate change refugees should automatically get passports from well-off states
'A moment of total crisis in Europe' prompted Edmund de Waal to sell his prized netsuke collection
The artist and author tells The Art Newspaper podcast about his motives behind selling the Japanese figures and lending them back to Vienna—the city from which his family fled
How Paul McCartney helped Richard Hamilton create the Beatles' iconic White Album
On The Art Newspaper podcast, we celebrate 50 years of one of the world's greatest records of all time with a look at how the distinctive plain cover was designed
The Beatles' White Album: the band, the artist, the dealer. Plus, art in Dubai
We talk to Andrew Wilson at the Tate and Harriet Vyner about one of the greatest albums, and album covers, of all time. And we visit the new Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793
Surreal ideas about sex: how Dorothea Tanning and Leonor Fini resisted being pigeonholed by their gender
On The Art Newspaper podcast this week, we explore the life and work of two women connected to Surrealism whose work had until recently been overlooked
Don’t call me a woman artist: overlooked Surrealists. Plus, Klimt/Schiele
We talk to Alyce Mahon, the curator of the Dorothea Tanning exhibition in Madrid, and adviser for the Leonor Fini show in New York about the art and life of the two surrealist artists. Plus, as a spate of shows open in Europe and the US, we discuss how Klimt and Schiele compare. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Dull, dim and dusty no more: British Museum's new Islamic galleries bring collection out of the shadows
Light and spacious Albukhary Foundation Gallery is a huge transformation for the London institution, says Jane Jakeman
Bruce Nauman’s New York takeover. Plus, the British Museum dusts down its Islamic art galleries
We talk to the curator Kathy Halbreich about the giant two-part Bruce Nauman retrospective at MoMA and MoMA PS1. Plus, the specialist in Islamic studies Jane Jakeman reviews the new Islamic displays at London’s British Museum. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Gainsborough murder mystery. Plus, RoseLee Goldberg on performance art
We travel back to the 18th century and delve into the grisly family murders that helped Gainsborough gain fame. Plus, RoseLee Goldberg tell us all about her new book Performance Now: Live Art for the 21st century. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
A monument to the Holocaust in textile: Anni Albers’s Six Prayers
On this week’s podcast, we hear about the solemn memorial at the heart of Tate Modern’s survey of the Bauhaus artist
In the Sotheby’s saleroom with the self-destructing Banksy, plus Bauhaus pioneer Anni Albers
We go behind the scenes of one of the most publicised stunts in auction history with our correspondent Anny Shaw who was there that evening. Then we get a tour of Tate Modern's Anni Albers retrospective with its curator Briony Fer, speak to the artist's biographer Charles Darwent and the head of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Nicholas Fox Weber. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
The National’s 'sweetest song': how Ragnar Kjartansson convinced US rock band to play a song repeatedly for six hours
Icelandic artist's video work is in New Museum's pop-up show in London
Frieze special: the fair and the top shows, with Doris Salcedo and Ragnar Kjartansson
We talk to the art market specialist Melanie Gerlis about the fair, to Doris Salcedo and Ragnar Kjartansson about their shows, Massimiliano Gioni about the New Museum’s video-art pop-up in London—and much more. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Special: the rise and rise of contemporary African art
On the eve of the 1-54 fair for contemporary African art, we talk to an artist, a curator, an art fair founder, a gallerist and an auctioneer about the long overdue recognition of the diverse art of a continent. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
'Tragic with great rays of sunshine': New York's Metropolitan Museum brings Armenia to the fore
In this week's podcast, curator Helen C. Evans tells a story of cross-pollination across 14 centuries
Van Gogh’s postman didn't deliver: how Samuel Courtauld swapped portrait for famous Sunflowers
In this week’s podcast, hear how the British collector changed his mind and acquired the National Gallery's star attraction
Courtauld’s Impressionists. Plus, Armenian treasures at the Met
How Samuel Courtauld’s collection ignited Britain’s passion for Impressionists. Plus, New York’s Metropolitan Museum looks at Armenia, the first country to convert to Christianity. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Christian Marclay on the physical demands of making The Clock
The Swiss-American artist tells this week’s The Art Newspaper podcast about the effects of the three years’ editing of his masterpiece, now on view at Tate Modern
Does Van Gogh's Starry, Starry Night feature the Milky, Milky Way?
On our latest podcast, we explore how a modern reconstruction of the night sky in June 1889 shed light on the artist's late masterpiece
Van Gogh in the asylum. Plus, Christian Marclay on The Clock
Our correspondent Martin Bailey and art historian Martin Gayford talk about Van Gogh's time at the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole and Christian Marclay tells us about his ground-breaking work The Clock. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
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 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 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 11: antiquities now and Rose Wylie
How is the antiquities trade coping with increased focus on Middle East looting and new approaches to collecting? And Rose Wylie on the pleasures and struggles of painting
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
Podcast episode nine: $450m! The Leonardo breaks all records
How the art sale of the century happened, with Judd Tully, our man in the salesroom. Plus, a new museum in Indonesia
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
Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode two: How Saudi artists are driving political change
As Abu Dhabi Art fair opens, we speak to the Saudi artists Manal Al Dowayan and Ahmed Mater. Plus: Iraq's Dia Azzawi on creating the Arab world's Guernica
Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode one: Louvre Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Art
With all eyes on Abu Dhabi this week, we speak to the architect Jean Nouvel on designing the Arab world's first universal museum. Plus: a preview of Abu Dhabi Art fair
Podcast episode eight: how hackers are attacking the art world
Galleries are losing huge sums to cybercrime, what makes them vulnerable? Plus: the dubious restoration along the Camino di Santiago.
Podcast episode seven: the tale of an Old Master forgery scandal
The 'masterpieces' that fooled the art world. Plus: a review of London's latest shows, from Cezanne to Soutine.
Podcast episode six: trouble at Unesco, plus Art and Terror
Why did the US and Israel pull out of the organisation and what will happen next? Plus: 9/11 and its impact on art is explored at London’s Imperial War Museum
Podcast episode five: what's the story behind the $100m Leonardo?
What will happen when the only painting in private hands by the Renaissance master heads to auction? Plus: the New Museum's big new show on gender, and our literary editor talks 18th-century princesses
Podcast episode four: Frieze special with Peter Blake
As the art world descends on London, we take the pulse of the city's art scene with an art market specialist, a collector and two artists, Peter Blake and Ed Fornieles
Podcast episode three: how the Getty is shaping southern California’s art scene
The story behind Pacific Standard Time in Los Angeles; Ming Wong on the historic queer art show in Taipei. Plus: an exclusive audio work by Zardulu the Mythmaker
Podcast episode two: Zeitz Mocaa and London autumn preview
The lowdown on the new Thomas Heatherwick-designed museum in Cape Town. Plus: London's most enticing shows this autumn
Podcast episode one: Nazi loot and Rachel Whiteread
Nazi-loot conference at London’s National Gallery. Plus: Rachel Whiteread on “mummifying the air” at Tate Britain
Introducing: The Art Newspaper's new weekly podcast
Listen to our podcast teaser