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Artsy's team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the art world, talking everything from art history to the latest market news.

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Artsy's team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the art world, talking everything from art history to the latest market news.

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Please revive this podcast!

By johnpatrick1 - Jun 13 2019
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It was excellent. And disappeared without explanation :/

Artsy where are you?

By artjournal - Oct 09 2018
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Is this podcast coming back??

iTunes Ratings

166 Ratings
Average Ratings
133
15
11
1
6

Please revive this podcast!

By johnpatrick1 - Jun 13 2019
Read more
It was excellent. And disappeared without explanation :/

Artsy where are you?

By artjournal - Oct 09 2018
Read more
Is this podcast coming back??
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Latest release on Jun 06, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: No. 25: Making It in the Art World If You’re Not a Rich Kid

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This week, we’re rebroadcasting a favorite episode from earlier this year.

As the New York Times recently reported, twenty-somethings pursuing a career in art and design are the most likely to receive financial assistance from parents; they also receive the largest sums.

On this episode, we’re joined by Sandra Jackson-Dumont, chair of education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Naiomy Guerrero, creator of GalleryGirl.nyc, to discuss the role money plays in art world careers.

How does the plethora of unpaid internships and low-paying jobs limit inclusivity? And what steps can we take to change the system?

Oct 19 2017

26mins

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Rank #2: No. 4: What Is an Emerging Artist, Anyway?

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Artsy’s team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the best stories in art.

In this edition: an expanded, in-depth look at our 30 Emerging Artists to Watch This Spring feature published last week. Considering the artists represented are working across mediums (from virtual reality to choreography), located across the globe (with 14 countries represented, to be exact), and representative of multiple generations (with artists in their early twenties to their early forties) we ask what an emerging artist is these days, anyway?

Apr 21 2016

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Rank #3: No. 21: We Need to Rethink Feminist Art

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With 2016 came a fever pitch of women-centric exhibitions, but are these shows still too narrow in representation? On this episode, we argue that the art world must embrace a feminism that transcends boundaries of race, gender, and class.

Jan 12 2017

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Rank #4: No. 18: Does Size Matter?

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A number of contemporary artists are turning to works of art that could fit easily in your palm or your pocket. But experiments with size aren’t new—on this episode, we delve into the history of miniature art, from the Victorian era through to today’s Instagram culture.

Dec 08 2016

21mins

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Rank #5: No. 14: Art History in Crisis

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This week, we dissect the recent decision to eliminate art history A-level tests for high school students in the U.K. beginning in 2018. The announcement sparked outrage and debate among scholars, critics, and teachers in England—but it also raised bigger questions about how the subject is taught.

Read more: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-the-artsy-podcast-no-14-art-history-in-crisis

Oct 27 2016

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Rank #6: No. 24: Why We Fund the Arts

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This week, we discuss the broader ideological implications of the fight against the NEA and how the agency actually works with a meager budget to bring art across America—while also helping organizations raise the private dollars some think make the NEA superfluous.

Later, we discuss the role arts funding plays in the broader economy and why the NEA could be more important to the art market than the Dow Jones.

Feb 03 2017

23mins

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Rank #7: No. 44: Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art?

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On this episode, curators Jessica Cerasi and Kyung An walk us through the ABCs of contemporary art. Each chapter of their new book, Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art?, is devoted to a different question about this thorny (and often alienating) segment of the art world.

When did contemporary art start—and when will it end? Why was the art world split over Jay-Z’s show at Pace Gallery? And why are exhibition press releases so hard to understand?

Aug 10 2017

24mins

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Rank #8: No. 74: The State of the Art Market in 2018 So Far

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Nearly three months into 2018, several major milestones of the art market calendar have already come and gone—including the London auctions and the release of the The Art Market | 2018 report earlier this month. Meanwhile, in China, Art Basel in Hong Kong kicked off this week. On this episode, our editors sit down to talk about what early art market signals this year are telling us about the health of the trade and what it could all mean for the future of the industry.

Mar 28 2018

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Rank #9: No. 19: Unpacking the Moments That Defined Art This Year

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This week, we break down the stories that made up “The Year in Art”—the most comprehensive overview of art in 2016. From a spate of museum expansions to the controversy surrounding artist Dread Scott’s flag that hung briefly outside a Chelsea gallery, we talk through the moments that defined art this year.

Dec 19 2016

35mins

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Rank #10: No. 3: What Happens to Cities When the Art World Comes to Town

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Artsy’s team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the best stories in art.

For episode three of the Artsy podcast, our editors explore what it means when the art world comes to a town near you.

Apr 08 2016

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Rank #11: No. 36: When Basquiat Is More Expensive Than Warhol

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Last Thursday, a 1982 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for a formidable $110.4 million at Sotheby’s.

It set a record for the New York artist, who both joined the exclusive “$100 million-plus club” and displaced Andy Warhol as the most expensive American artist at auction in one fell swoop.

This week, we break down the sale—both what it means for Basquiat’s market going forward and whether it changes his place in the art-historical canon.

May 25 2017

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Rank #12: No. 20: Art World Resolutions for 2017

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We finished 2016 with a look back at the year’s biggest moments in art. Now, in the first podcast of the new year, we look ahead to 2017 with a list of resolutions tailor-made for the art world. Whether it’s maintaining a genuine commitment to diversity or reimagining funding structures for artists, our editors delve into the ten things the art world should do differently this year.

Jan 05 2017

27mins

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Rank #13: No. 69: How Independent Curators Power the Art World

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Almost everything can be “curated” these days—playlists, outfits, gift baskets, even salads. So what does it really mean to be an independent curator? On this episode, we’re joined by curator Jacqueline Mabey to discuss the ups and downs of a career that’s not tied to a single institution.

Feb 14 2018

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Rank #14: No. 50: Why Rembrandt’s Night Watch Is So Famous

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There are certain artworks that almost everyone in the world knows—the Mona Lisa, Starry Night, The Scream. What most people can’t explain is the reason why these particular paintings are more famous than thousands of other inventive and moving works of art that fill museums worldwide.

On this special 50th episode, we chart one painting’s rise to fame: The Night Watch (1642), Rembrandt van Rijn’s 17th-century masterwork. It's a centuries-long story that includes, among other things: a devastating bankruptcy, slanderous rumors, a swift rise to fame, and, at one point, Rembrandt’s iconic canvas slashed into ribbons.

To help us answer this question, we enlisted the help of a slew of experts: Rijksmuseum curator Pieter Roelofs, author Derek Thompson, Queen’s University professor Stephanie Dickey, executive vice president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Mariët Westermann, and artist Stefan Kasper.

Sep 28 2017

21mins

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Rank #15: No. 23: What Does It Mean to Curate GIFs?

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This week, we’re rebroadcasting a favorite episode from earlier this year.

GIPHY’s community curator Ari Spool joins us to break down the process of curating artist-created GIFs. Is there a key to going viral? What do GIFs allow us to express that words might not? And how do these online images fit into centuries of fine art?

Read more: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-giphy-artists-works-viewed-100-million-times

Aug 26 2017

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Rank #16: No. 28: Why This Year’s Whitney Biennial Is a Resounding Success

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The Whitney Biennial’s 79th edition opens to the public on March 17th. It has been deemed a resounding success by many, managing to tackle America’s issues of race and class without gimmicks or oversimplification. On this episode, we discuss what curators Christopher Y. Lew and Mia Locks did right.

Mar 16 2017

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Rank #17: No. 12: Motherhood, Children, and Art

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This summer, artist Marina Abramović sparked fierce debate with her statement: “In my opinion [having children is] the reason why women aren’t as successful as men in the art world.” In this week’s episode, we ask—what can be done to finally debunk the myth that child-rearing and a successful career are incompatible?

Then we consider the other side of the motherhood equation—children, and, more specifically, how parents can help them cultivate an appreciation of art. What impact does artmaking have on children and their development?

Read more: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-the-artsy-podcast-no-12-motherhood-children-and-art

Sep 08 2016

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Rank #18: No. 71: What the Obama Portraits Tell Us about Art and Politics

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The official portraits of former United States President Barack Obama, painted by Kehinde Wiley, and former First Lady Michelle Obama, by Amy Sherald, were presented at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. Upon unveiling, the portraits became two of the most widely-debated works of contemporary art in years. On this episode, we sat down with curator Eugenie Tsai and writer Antwaun Sargent to discuss the impact and legacy of these two historic portraits.

Mar 01 2018

36mins

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Rank #19: No. 30: Why the Art World Fell in Love with the White Cube

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The term “white cube” is ubiquitous in today’s art world. But who invented that label? And when did this method of displaying art first appear? On this episode, we trace the evolution of the white cube from the earliest public museums in Europe to 1930s New York.

Apr 06 2017

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Rank #20: No. 16: Can Ai Weiwei’s Art Change the World?

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Chinese artist and political dissident Ai Weiwei opened not one, not two, but four new shows in New York City last week. In this episode, we delve into “Laundromat,” on view at Jeffrey Deitch—the latest work by Ai to engage with the European refugee crisis.

And we ask: Can artists move the needle on public reaction to humanitarian crises?

Where we’ll be drinking white wine in the art world this week:
“Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest” at the New Museum, on view through Jan, 15th, 2017
“Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty” at the Brooklyn Museum, on view through April 2nd, 2017
“Gay Gotham,” on view through Feb. 27th, 2017, and “Activist New York” at the Museum of the City of New York

Nov 10 2016

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