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.

The Year Ahead: the best exhibitions to look forward to in 2022

Plus, who will be the art market’s winners and losers?

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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

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speakers Anna Brady, Martin Bailey and Jane Morris. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson. With Henrietta Bentall
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Disney at the Met—but is it art?

Plus, a new centre to study Matisse at Baltimore Museum of Art and Josef Albers's lithographs at Cristea Roberts in London

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Art fairs: how did they begin and where are they going?

Plus, Caribbean-British art at Tate Britain and Marco Brambilla's VR work at Pérez Art Museum in Miami

Hosted by Ben Luke and Aimee Dawson. With guest speaker Melanie Gerlis. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack. With Henrietta Bentall
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Fraud: the case of Inigo Philbrick

Plus, Warhol’s Catholicism and Moscow’s new museums

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speaker Georgina Adam. Produced by Julia Michalska, Aimee Dawson and David Clack. With Henrietta Bentall
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Big money, new collectors: the low-down on the New York auctions

Plus, Fabergé in London and a rediscovered Dürer

Hosted by Ben Luke, Aimee Dawson and Martin Bailey. with guest speaker Anna Brady. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack. With Henrietta Bentall
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M+ finally opens in Hong Kong—but is it censoring its displays?

Plus, the revamped Courtauld Gallery and Black American Portraits at Lacma in Los Angeles

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Depot: a new way of visiting museums?

Plus, Cop26: how can the art world respond? And Fragonard's restored The Swing

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, Aimee Dawson and David Clack. With Henrietta Bentall
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should the Science Museum stop taking money from oil companies?

Plus, Michael Landy's exhibition at Firstsite and artist Shahzia Sikander on a manuscript miniature

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Slavery: the groundbreaking Dutch exhibition confronting colonial history

Plus, Leonora Carrington's Surrealist children's book behind the next Venice Biennale and Rubens's landscapes reunited after 200 years

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speaker Joanna Moorhead. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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Guerrilla Girls: corrupt museum boards, the female nude and NFTs

Plus, Glasgow International festival and Cézanne at MoMA

Hosted by Ben Luke and Aimee Dawson. with guest speaker Louisa Buck. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Henrietta Bentall
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Classicist Mary Beard on the infamous Roman emperor Nero

Plus, London Gallery Weekend and Nina Katchadourian on her adopted grandmother's embroidery

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Viking-age treasure: new insights into life 1,000 years ago

Plus, new proposals for the Fourth Plinth in London and Nike Air Force 1s

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'Art is our spiritual oxygen': new shows to see in London and New York

We discuss Matthew Barney, Igshaan Adams, Eileen Agar and Louise Bourgeois

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speaker Louisa Buck. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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New York auctions: has the art market roared back to life?

Plus, Heather Phillipson at Tate Britain and Ackroyd and Harvey on Joseph Beuys

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Climate disaster: photographer Richard Mosse on environmental crime in the Amazon

Plus, artist Rachel Maclean on Hieronymus Bosch's influence

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Return to La La Land: art is back in California

Plus, artists' album covers, and Grace Jones in the Work of the Week

Kusama-rama: Yayoi exhibitions open in London, New York and Berlin

We take a deep dive into the Japanese artist's polka dots, pumpkins and infinity rooms as major shows open at Tate Modern, Gropius Bau and the New York Botanical Garden

Winner: The Art Newspaper's podcast The Week in Art is named Best Special Interest Podcast

Judges of the Publisher Podcast Awards described the category as "one of the most competitive"

Let loose after lockdown: London’s best gallery shows

Plus, Idris Khan on his latest show and James Welling on an ancient Greek Kore

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speaker Louisa Buck. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall

Can Netflix help solve the Isabella Stewart Gardner art heist?

Plus, vaccine passports in museums and Gossaert's Adoration

Has the drop in visitors changed museums forever?

Exhibitions editor José da Silva breaks down the results from our Visitor Figures 2020 survey and digital expert Chris Unitt explains how museums have pivoted to digital

Benin bronzes: looted treasures will return to Nigeria at last

Plus, the newly discovered Van Gogh is sold and artist Rana Begum on Tess Jaray

Hosted by Ben Luke and Aimee Dawson. with guest speakers Catherine Hickley and Martin Bailey. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Henrietta Bentall

The results are in: the real impact of Covid-19 on the art market

Plus, Dawn Ades on Duchamp and Superflex on Cildo Meireles

UK culture war: how should museums confront colonialism?

Plus, craft and American identity and critic Michael Peppiatt on Frank Auerbach

Old Masters meet Brutalism: inside Frick Madison in New York

Plus, the story of a notorious forger and artist Collier Schorr on August Sander

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speaker Vincent Noce. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall

'Black grief and white grievance' at New York’s New Museum

Plus, artists with disabilities in the Covid era and Goya's Disasters of War

Stonehenge: could a road tunnel ruin the ancient site?

Plus, French museums revolt against lockdown closures and artist Crystal Fischetti on Karla Black

The fight against Putin: artists on the frontline

Plus, India reconstructs its history and Navid Nuur on Walter de Maria

What will Biden-Harris do for the visual arts?

Plus, QAnon's origins in Italian conceptual art and Alphonse Mucha's Slav Epic

The white supremacist art at the heart of the US Capitol

Plus, a $2.2m Batman comic and the artists inspired by political theorist Hannah Arendt

2020: the year in review

The Art Newspaper team picks apart this year's biggest art stories, from the art market heading online to the fight for racial justice

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speakers Anna Brady, Louisa Buck and Gareth Harris. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Brexit: how will it change the art market?

Plus, Neville Wakefield on John McCracken's planks

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Contemporary public art: who is it for?

Plus, Tom Sachs on Mondrian's Broadway Boogie-Woogie

Is the future of museums in Africa?

We speak to museum experts András Szántó and Sonia Lawson. Plus, Dan Hicks on the legacy of colonial looting and National Gallery curator Christopher Riopelle on the Polish painter Jan Matejko

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Rewriting the Thanksgiving myth: the Mayflower and the Wampanoag, 400 years on

Plus, artist Chantal Joffe on a poignant painting by Paula Modersohn-Becker

Where art fairs still happen: the Shanghai buzz

Plus, Chila Kumari Singh Burman and the art work that inspired that Biden-Harris video

Hosted by Ben Luke and Margaret Carrigan. with guest speakers Lisa Movius and Louisa Buck. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

US election: How Trump’s presidency has affected the arts

Plus, artist Pedro Reyes on his New York project; cartoonist Martin Rowson on Hogarth

Has coronavirus helped unmask the real prices of art?

Plus, JMW Turner at the Tate and John Stezaker on Bruegel

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speaker Georgina Adam. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

The great museum sell-off: should public collections deaccession to survive Covid-19?

Plus, the artist Jennifer Packer on a Buddhist mural in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

Hosted by Ben Luke and Margaret Carrigan. with guest speaker Georgina Adam. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

What does the Philip Guston delay tell us about museums and race?

Plus, Maggi Hambling on making love with paint

Hosted by Ben Luke and Margaret Carrigan. with guest speaker Louisa Buck. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Frieze: the show goes on. Plus, Theaster Gates

It’s Frieze Week in London, yet there’s no big art fair at its heart. Can galleries create the usual excitement—and is anyone still buying?

Hosted by Ben Luke and Linda Yablonsky. with guest speakers Louisa Buck and Melanie Gerlis. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Artemisia and Frida: great art, turbulent lives

We take a tour of the Artemisia Gentileschi show in London with curator Letizia Treves and explore a new biography of Frida Kahlo with its author, Hettie Judah

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska and David. Clack

Sell the Michelangelo or lose 150 staff? The Royal Academy of Arts’s Covid-19 conundrum

Plus, the curator Legacy Russell talks about her new book Glitch Feminism

Hosted by Ben Luke and Margaret Carrigan. with guest speaker Alison Cole

This is America: Grayson Perry on race and class

Plus, Robert Storr on his huge new book about the painter Philip Guston. Sponsored by Christie's

Berlin: still a magnet for artists?

Plus, Jadé Fadojutimi on Laura Owens. Sponsored by Christie's

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David. Clack and Aimee Dawson

Cancelled: should good artists pay for bad behaviour?

Plus, Tavares Strachan on Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty. Sponsored by Christie's

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David. Clack and Aimee Dawson

Ready to see some art? The top exhibitions of the summer

Plus, the artist Hassan Hajjaj on a Dr Alimantado album cover

Hosted by Ben Luke and Helen Stoilas. with guest speakers Anna Brady, Gareth Harris, Nancy Kenney and Jillian Steinhauer. Produced in association with Christie's