The Week in Art
From breaking news and insider insights to exhibitions and events around the world, the team at The Art Newspaper picks apart the art world’s big stories with the help of special guests. An award-winning podcast hosted by Ben Luke, The Week in Art is sponsored by Christie’s.
Full frontal Freud: a deep dive into the life and work of the raw, unflinching portraitist
Why is art at the heart of Italy’s far-right political party?
Do good monarchs make bad art collectors? Inside the British Royal Collection
Brazil turns 200—and its National Museum rises from the ashes
Summer of Seoul: why the South Korean capital is a new art world hub
Documenta 15: why is the show so scandalous?
Francis Bacon: why Tate returned a 1,000-piece archive
Crypto crash: what now for NFTs and the art world?
New shows reveal how Picasso was inspired by the Old Masters
The hunt for looted Cambodian objects—are they hidden in the West's museums?
Frieze Week in New York: mammoth auction sales and a shifting art fair landscape
Saving Ukraine’s heritage: an eyewitness account of relief efforts
America's racial reckoning: inside the controversial Guston show
Macron wins: what now for the French art scene?
The best of the Venice Biennale: our critics’ review
Plus, artists Francis Alÿs, Sonia Boyce, Shubigi Rao and Na Chainkua Reindorf on their national pavilion shows; and a Bellini masterpiece
Photographer Edward Burtynsky on his Ukrainian heritage and our 'predator species running amok'
Review: Does the Whitney Biennial really reflect the world today?
Plus, the exhibition Afro-Atlantic Histories opens in Washington and Raphael's late self-portrait at London's National Gallery
Has the art market recovered? A deep dive into the Art Basel/UBS report
Metropolitan Museum of Art director Max Hollein sets out his vision for the future
How Donatello changed art history forever
What can the arts do to help Ukrainian refugees?
Ukraine: the response of the art community and the risks of photojournalism
Artists’ studios: the fight for affordable spaces
Warhol and Basquiat on the stage in London and Faith Ringgold's retrospective at New York's New Museum
'Aggressive, emotional, darkly humorous’: Louise Bourgeois’s closest collaborator on her late works
Wonder women: curator Cecilia Alemani on what we can expect at the female-dominated Venice Biennale this year
Bacon and beasts: an in-depth look at the visceral new show at London’s Royal Academy of Arts
Why did the €471m Caravaggio villa fail to sell?
The Year Ahead: the best exhibitions to look forward to in 2022
From NFTs to LFTs: 2021's biggest art stories—and what they mean
The Art Newspaper team picks apart this year’s most important developments, from demands for colonial restitution to the return of culture wars