The best art-world podcasts to listen to right now
Whether you want to track unsolved art crimes, hear rare archive recordings or tune in to analysis of today’s art market, there's a podcast for you out there somewhere. Harry Seymour rounds up the pick of art-world listening from around the globe
2020欧洲杯客户端下载Every Friday, releases a new episode of , its podcast series hosted by features editor Ben Luke in association with Christie’s.
It has quickly become one of the art world’s most listened-to podcasts, offering the latest news, views and reviews — usually two to three stories each week.
2020欧洲杯客户端下载The best recent episodes from the 125-strong back catalogue include ‘’, in which the journalist Martin Bailey broadcasts advice to the thieves behind the recent in the Netherlands on how to care for the work they stole. And in ‘’, the newspaper goes some way towards filling the void left by the American artist’s three postponed New York shows by discussing his enduring legacy with his son, Flavin Judd, and MoMA’s chief curator of painting and sculpture, Ann Temkin.
Hosted by Jennifer Higgie, editor-at-large at Frieze magazine, is a podcast series from 2019 that pays homage to eight women artists of genius.
Each 20-minute episode is co-hosted by a leading curator, critic or artist, who also nominates the subject, whether it be Agnes Martin or .
The British artist Helen Cammock, winner of the 2018 Max Mara Art Prize for Women, in her episode, reflecting on how Gentileschi (who was raped at the age of 18 by her painting tutor), portrayed women who grew stronger through suffering.
2020欧洲杯客户端下载In the three decades since 13 masterpieces were stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990, not one arrest has been made, and no credible sightings of the works have been reported.
In 2018, the Boston-based radio station WBUR and The Boston Globe2020欧洲杯客户端下载 newspaper reopened the case files and made a podcast about their investigation. The result is the award-winning 10-part series .
It begins with the museum’s security guard holding the frame from which was violently slashed, then twists and turns through the city’s criminal underworld, weighing up the evidence against who might have committed the art crime of the century.
2020欧洲杯客户端下载In the first three weeks of its release, the show was downloaded by more than one million people. It even had its own public hotline for the sharing of additional information.
, or ‘Museelogue’, is a Chinese podcast founded in 2015 which looks at global museum culture from an Asian perspective. There’s a revolving team of five anchors, including an architect, photographer and critic, who host alongside the podcast’s founder, Yu Wanying. Each episode gets around 30,000 listeners.
Some of the best recent episodes include an , and a , which was written by the founder of the Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA), Noah Charney. The episode follows on from a talk that its host, Wanying, gave at the Shanghai Sinan Bookstore about the publication last summer.
2020欧洲杯客户端下载Did you know that the Acropolis in Athens was ? Or that because , it’s the only country in the world that doesn’t need to include its name on designs?
is a fact-packed fortnightly podcast, written and presented by the art historian Ferren Gipson, which tackles these and other weird and wonderful subjects, such as and . It’s produced by , a charity dedicated to digitising works of art in more than 3,200 British public collections, 80 per cent of which aren’t normally on view.
2020欧洲杯客户端下载In the autumn of 2019, the British broadcaster and critic Alastair Sooke presented , a podcast that invited 29 creatives, including the Michelin-starred chef and co-founder of London’s River Café, Ruth Rogers, the American fashion designer Zac Posen, and the actor Stanley Tucci, to discuss a work of their choice from the 200,000 held in New York’s MoMA.
in 1947 called . Having recently directed a biopic of the artist with Geoffrey Rush in the title role, he was the ideal candidate for a lively discussion with MoMA’s senior curator Anne Umland.
Another great episode from this BBC-commissioned series comes from . She chose Van Gogh’s , explaining how to spot Venus in the painting’s sky, and offering a fascinating theory behind its turbulent night-time winds.
At the time of writing, the had 239 episodes — one of the highest numbers of any on this list. Some of these episodes, which tend to consist of artists, architects, curators and other creatives interviewing one another, clock in at well over an hour.
The majority, however, are around the 50-minute mark. One definitely worth listening to features TV presenter and Monty Python member . Another is the , which was recorded to coincide with the RA’s 2019-20 show, .
Alice Neel, Lee Krasner, Betye Saar, Yoko Ono, Helen Frankenthaler and Eva Hesse all helped to shape the visual world of the 20th century. The six episodes of the Getty podcast 2020欧洲杯客户端下载use archival interviews to explore how.
The series is hosted by the American curator Helen Molesworth, who invites contemporary artists and art historians on the show to discuss the recordings, as well as what it meant to be a woman artist working against the backdrop of the civil rights and feminist movements.
2020欧洲杯客户端下载 are a particularly poignant reminder of how the achievements of these women often went uncredited.
Each episode of the begins with the host, Tamar Avishai, interviewing unsuspecting members of the public in a gallery about one work of art. The result is refreshingly unfettered, off-the-cuff discussions. After quizzing the onlookers, Avishai then goes on her own deeper dive into the work’s history.
2020欧洲杯客户端下载While ‘podcaster-in-residence’ at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Avishai made five episodes to coincide with the 2019-21 exhibition . Some of the works she covered are , and
The British cultural historian and BBC presenter Dr. Janina Ramirez has been making since 2016. The episodes fall into two groups: those that focus on a specific work of art, and interviews with a curator or writer about their area of expertise.
One of the best examples of the former is Professor Mary Beard talking about the impact of the revolutionary (which is known only through surviving Roman copies). An interview with medieval manuscripts curator Julian Harrison, about , is a fascinating example of the latter.
delves into the overlooked aspects of the architecture, design and culture we encounter every day, from to ; from to the . Its brilliantly inquisitive nature has made it hugely successful (it’s now in its 10th year), and it regularly ranks among the Top 50 Podcasts on iTunes.
The most recent episode, ‘’, provides a fascinating and reassuring look at the history of protective face coverings and their use against airborne illnesses.
2020欧洲杯客户端下载From leading art market researchers comes the — a weekly dose of business news from industry insiders.
2020欧洲杯客户端下载It’s noteworthy because of the refreshingly candid way that dealers, collectors, gallerists, heads of auction houses, financiers and journalists talk about the numbers that keep the art world turning.
Recently, the series has turned its attention to how the lockdown has affected the art world, with episodes such as ‘’, in which the CEO of ARTA Shipping offers his take on the art market. And in ‘’, Lisa Movius, the Asia correspondent of The Art Newspaper, gives a first-hand account from Shanghai of the dilemmas faced by fairs, galleries, museums and collectors.
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2020欧洲杯客户端下载Maria Stoljar began her podcast journey as a mission to recreate several American series in which artists are interviewed about their careers — but in her native Australia. The result, , has (to date) showcased 89 artists since 2016, and while many won’t be known outside of the country, the show’s theme of how artists can make a living from their profession is a global one.
Some of the most recognisable names are portraitist , who had a at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and , Australia’s answer to David Hockney. The on the vagabond Scottish painter Ian Fairweather, who drifted between trucks, boats and remote islands around Australia during the 20th century, is also worth a listen.
2020欧洲杯客户端下载For Spanish speakers, takes an accessible approach to discussion of everything from Damien Hirst’s sharks to Dalí’s melting clocks. is a Chinese art, culture and history show in which its guests consider obscure cultural topics such as war art.
Meanwhile in France, the Musée d’Orsay’s 13 episodes of each tell a fictional story inspired by the characters in a painting from their collection — such as Degas’ dancers or Manet’s cat. Italian listeners can enjoy an archive of podcasts produced by Florence’s , such as ‘Place and Identity in Italian Photography’ and ‘Cartography in art’.