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 fight against Putin: artists on the frontline
Plus, India reconstructs its history and Navid Nuur on Walter de Maria
New normal for Old Masters: Botticelli's record online sale and new AI research on Leonardo's Salvator Mundi
Plus, Gerard Byrne on his work inspired by a Swedish diorama
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
Brexit: how will it change the art market?
Plus, Neville Wakefield on John McCracken's planks
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
Revisiting 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
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
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
What does the Philip Guston delay tell us about museums and race?
Plus, Maggi Hambling on making love with paint
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?
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
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
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
Cancelled: should good artists pay for bad behaviour?
Plus, Tavares Strachan on Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty. Sponsored by Christie's
Ready to see some art? The top exhibitions of the summer
Plus, the artist Hassan Hajjaj on a Dr Alimantado album cover
What will culture be like in the next decade?
Plus, Simon Schama on J.M.W. Turner. Produced in association with Christie's
Staff cuts: are museums protecting their workers?
Plus, curator Emily Butler on Rhea Storr's video art. Produced in association with Christie's
Hong Kong: has the new law 'destroyed' the art scene?
Plus, art historian Alyce Mahon on Leonor Fini’s illustrations. Produced in association with Christie's
The destruction of Australia’s ancient Aboriginal heritage
Plus, art under threat in Putin's Russia and George Shaw on Thomas Jones. Produced in association with Christie's
Art and social media: do museums need memes?
Plus, artist Rita Keegan on her postponed show and Julia Peyton-Jones on Leonardo. Produced in association with Christie's
What to do about problematic statues?
Plus, Hew Locke on Agostino Brunias's Dancing Scene in the West Indies. Produced in association with Christie's
How to visit a gallery during a pandemic
Plus, the artist Deborah Roberts on Benny Andrews's No More Games in the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Produced in association with Christie's.
Let’s talk about race: museums and the battle against white privilege
Plus, remembering Christo—the art world's wrap star. Produced in association with Christie's
Houston, do we have a problem? The verdict on early museum openings in Texas
Plus, Ralph Rugoff on Southbank Centre's possible closure. Produced in association with Christie's