Rank #1: 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 #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #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. 52 (Part Two): Guggenheim Curators on the Controversy Surrounding Their New Show
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
Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: No. 55: What Art Therapy Can Do That Traditional Therapy Can’t
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
Rank #10: 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 #11: No. 6: As the Art World Changes, What’s a Museum To Do?
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
Rank #12: No. 54: Petra Collins and Marilyn Minter Talk Feminism and Horror Flicks
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
Rank #13: No. 43: You Can Thank These Women for Modern Art as We Know It
Jul 27 2017
Rank #14: No. 74: The State of the Art Market in 2018 So Far
Mar 28 2018
Rank #15: No. 52 (Part One): How Globalization Changed China—and Its Art
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
Rank #16: No. 37: Why Good Artists Make “Bad” Paintings
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
Rank #17: No. 11: So What Is The Art Genome Project Anyway?
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
Rank #18: No. 69: How Independent Curators Power the Art World
Feb 14 2018
Rank #19: No. 5: Frieze New York Turns 5 and Detroit Looks Forward
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
Rank #20: No. 42: Former Met Director Thomas Campbell Defends His Legacy
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