Bananaman: who is Maurizio Cattelan? Plus, art and comedy
We take an in-depth look at Maurizio Cattelan, the creator of the banana-and-duct-tape work which caused a sensation at Art Basel in Miami Beach last week, with the critic and broadcaster Ben Lewis. And we talk to three UK comedians—Rob Auton, Jenny Eclair and Annie McGrath—about their contributions to the exhibition Art is the Best Medicine at Fiumano Clase in London, featuring works by a wealth of the UK's top comedy talent. The works are on sale and will raise money for the charity Mental Health UK.
Turner Prize shocker: what next? Plus, Teresita Fernández in Miami
The art world has been up in arms this week as Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani were all announced as the winner of the Turner Prize. We talk to Louisa Buck about the decision and how it might change the award in the future. Plus, we talk to the Miami-born artist Teresita Fernández about her homecoming show at Pérez Art Museum Miami.
Troy: the show and the problem with BP sponsorship
We talk to Lesley Fitton, the co-curator of the British Museum's blockbuster show on the myth and reality of Troy. And we talk to Jess Worth of Culture Unstained about ongoing protests relating to fossil-fuel companies' sponsorship of arts organisations.
Dora Maar and Jann Haworth: acclaim at last
As a huge exhibition of Dora Maar's work opens at Tate Modern, we take a tour of the show with the curator, Emma Lewis. Finally, Maar is escaping the shadow of her lover between 1936 and 1945, Pablo Picasso. We also talk to Jann Haworth, the US-born artist who was a key figure in the 1960s pop art scene in Swinging London and was, with Peter Blake and Michael Cooper, the creator of the cover for The Beatles' Sgt Pepper album—though she is often ignored when that seminal image is discussed. Haworth has a retrospective show at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, UK.
Anselm Kiefer interview. Plus, New York auction "gigaweek"
As he opens a new show at London's White Cube gallery, we talk to the German artist about the themes of the exhibition in the context of his art over several decades. And we explore the results of the New York auctions with Scott Reyburn of the New York Times: why is the market treading water?