Rank #1: No. 25: Making It in the Art World If You’re Not a Rich Kid
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
Rank #2: No. 4: What Is an Emerging Artist, Anyway?
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
Rank #3: No. 21: We Need to Rethink Feminist Art
Jan 12 2017
Rank #4: No. 18: Does Size Matter?
Dec 08 2016
Rank #5: No. 14: Art History in Crisis
Read more: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-the-artsy-podcast-no-14-art-history-in-crisis
Oct 27 2016
Rank #6: No. 24: Why We Fund the Arts
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
Rank #7: No. 44: Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art?
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
Rank #8: No. 74: The State of the Art Market in 2018 So Far
Mar 28 2018
Rank #9: No. 19: Unpacking the Moments That Defined Art This Year
Dec 19 2016
Rank #10: No. 3: What Happens to Cities When the Art World Comes to Town
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
Rank #11: No. 36: When Basquiat Is More Expensive Than Warhol
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
Rank #12: No. 20: Art World Resolutions for 2017
Jan 05 2017
Rank #13: No. 69: How Independent Curators Power the Art World
Feb 14 2018
Rank #14: No. 50: Why Rembrandt’s Night Watch Is So Famous
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
Rank #15: No. 23: What Does It Mean to Curate GIFs?
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
Rank #16: No. 28: Why This Year’s Whitney Biennial Is a Resounding Success
Mar 16 2017
Rank #17: No. 12: Motherhood, Children, and Art
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
Rank #18: No. 71: What the Obama Portraits Tell Us about Art and Politics
Mar 01 2018
Rank #19: No. 30: Why the Art World Fell in Love with the White Cube
Apr 06 2017
Rank #20: No. 16: Can Ai Weiwei’s Art Change the World?
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