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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

164 Ratings
Average Ratings
131
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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Artsy

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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.

Rank #1: 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 #2: 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

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Rank #3: 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 #4: 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

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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. 52 (Part Two): Guggenheim Curators on the Controversy Surrounding Their New Show

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On September 20th, the New York Times published a preview of the Guggenheim’s latest show “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World.” One particular video work—Peng Yu and Sun Yuan’s Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other (2003), in which pit bulls bred for dogfighting were restrained and placed opposite each other on treadmills—quickly ignited a firestorm of controversy. On September 25th, the museum announced that it would pull the piece (along with two others that incorporated animals) from the exhibition.

On Tuesday, Artsy sat down with show curators Alexandra Munroe and Philip Tinari to discuss the Guggenheim’s response, the artists’ reactions, and what these events will mean for museums going forward.

Oct 12 2017

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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: No. 55: What Art Therapy Can Do That Traditional Therapy Can’t

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Last month, Second Lady Karen Pence outlined her three-part plan to promote the field of art therapy during her term in the White House. But what is art therapy, exactly?

On this episode, we break down this little-understood field—and discuss whether support from a controversial administration may end up politicizing it.

Nov 08 2017

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Rank #10: 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 #11: No. 6: As the Art World Changes, What’s a Museum To Do?

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

In this edition: Buyouts, restructuring, expansions—it’s all in the cards for New York’s major museums. And we'll discuss the story behind four shuttered museums, and ask, what happens when a museum closes?

Read more: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-the-artsy-podcast-no-6-as-the-art-world-changes-what-s-a-museum-to-do

May 27 2016

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Rank #12: No. 54: Petra Collins and Marilyn Minter Talk Feminism and Horror Flicks

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“I love family photos, but not in the way most people love them. My love for them is like my love for reality TV.” That’s how artist Petra Collins begins her latest book Coming of Age, which hit shelves earlier this week.

On this episode, we’re joined by Collins and fellow artist Marilyn Minter to discuss both family snapshots and reality television—plus, feminism, horror flicks, and what fashion photography can do that art can’t.

Nov 02 2017

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Rank #13: No. 43: You Can Thank These Women for Modern Art as We Know It

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Who built the New York art world? Today, the scene is by and large dominated by men. But some of the most prestigious museums, galleries, and salons that fostered the city’s cultural scene in the 1920s and ’30s were founded by women like Peggy Guggenheim and Florine Stettheimer. In this episode, we explore their often-overlooked stories—and discuss why, despite their beginnings, these institutions have long been criticized for a gender gap across both their staffs and collections.

Jul 27 2017

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Rank #14: 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 #15: No. 52 (Part One): How Globalization Changed China—and Its Art

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Last month, Artsy spoke with two curators of the Guggenheim ’s latest exhibition, “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World” about a particular moment in the history of contemporary artists from China. Our conversation took place before the show had opened—and, as it turned out, a few days before a major controversy erupted around Peng Yu and Sun Yuan’s 2003 video work Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other. This work, along with two others, was eventually removed amid allegations of animal cruelty.

Part One of this two-part episode features the original recording, in which we discuss the rising tide of globalization between 1989 and 2008 and its impact on both China and its art. Part Two was recorded on Tuesday and explores the controversy and the works that incited it.

Oct 12 2017

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Rank #16: No. 37: Why Good Artists Make “Bad” Paintings

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The genre of “bad painting” is a slippery one. On this podcast, we discuss the label, which has been applied to a wide-ranging group of artists throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

What they share, wrote curator Eva Badura-Triska in an essay for the 2008 show “Bad Painting: Good Art” at the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna, is a refusal “to submit to artistic canons.” So what exactly does that mean?

Though artists from Francis Picabia to Rene Magritte are among early practitioners of “bad painting,” can the label continue to exist today, when there are no singular artistic canons to reject?

Jun 01 2017

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Rank #17: No. 11: So What Is The Art Genome Project Anyway?

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This week we have something a little special for you: a deep dive into Artsy’s Art Genome Project, the system that is used to classify the artworks on Artsy. We discuss some of the exciting and surprising trends in contemporary art that the Genome Project has unearthed, before expanding on our previous discussion centered around the pitfalls of labeling artists—and explore the underappreciated history of the pigments used to create art through the ages.

Read more: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-the-artsy-podcast-no-11-so-what-is-the-art-genome-project-anyway

Aug 18 2016

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Rank #18: 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 #19: No. 5: Frieze New York Turns 5 and Detroit Looks Forward

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

As Frieze New York turns five, we ask: How has the fair changed in the last five years? What does it offer that other fairs don’t?

Next up, we look at the state of the arts in Detroit three years after the city declared bankruptcy and came close to selling off its cultural collections, and think about what kind of impact artists can have on its future.

Read more: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-the-artsy-podcast-no-5-frieze-new-york-turns-5-and-detroit-looks-forward

May 12 2016

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Rank #20: No. 42: Former Met Director Thomas Campbell Defends His Legacy

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On February 4th, the New York Times published a front page story entitled “Is the Met Museum ‘a Great Institution in Decline’?” The article ignited a ferocious public backlash against New York City’s most-visited institution and its director and CEO, Thomas P. Campbell. By the end of that same month, Campbell had announced his resignation—making his tenure as director the shortest since the Met’s fourth, Herbert Eustis Winlock, who presided over the institution from 1932 to 1939.

Principal among the issues that led to Campbell’s resignation was a roughly $10 million budgetary deficit (public knowledge for a year or so prior to his resignation), which officials warned could swell to $40 million if immediate action was not taken.

In a conversation with Artsy, days after his July 14th departure from the Met, Campbell was candid about the issues that contributed to that deficit—including his own ambition as director. But he also painted a far more nuanced picture of the circumstances surrounding the major grievances levied against him and the museum: in particular, heavy investment in expanding the museum’s activities in modern and contemporary art and extensive resources put into digital infrastructure to help expand the reach of the United States’s largest museum.

Jul 20 2017

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