The Week in Art Podcast | Art Basel in Miami Beach: big sales, little politics

The final big art market event of the year, Art Basel in Miami Beach, takes place this week. The Art Newspaper’s associate digital editor, Alexander Morrison, talks to our acting art market editor, Tim Schneider, in Miami about the fair, as tensions rise ahead of the pivotal 2024 US election.

In Athens, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, or EMST, is next week opening a months-long programme, which will end up with the entire museum filled with work by women artists. We talk to EMST’s director, Katerina Gregos, about the programme, called “What if Women Ruled the World?”

Francesco Pesellino, The Triumph of David (around 1445-55) and The Story of David and Goliath (around 1445-55) © The National Gallery, London

And this episode’s Work of the Week is two objects: the 15th-century Florentine artist Francesco Pesellino’s panels telling the story of David and Goliath, made for a luxurious cassone or chest for the Medici family. The panels belong to the National Gallery in London and have just been restored for a new exhibition there, Pesellino: A Renaissance Master Revealed. We talk to Jill Dunkerton, who did the restoration, about these extraordinary paintings.

• Art Basel in Miami Beach, Miami Beach Convention Center, until 10 December

• What if Women Ruled the World? begins at EMST, Athens, on 14 December. Pesellino: A Renaissance Master Revealed, National Gallery, London, until 10 March 2024.

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