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As an enormous survey of latest portray opens on the Hayward Gallery in London, we ask: is the time-honoured medium of portray the artwork kind greatest suited to exploring the complexity of our age?

We take a look at the thriving and various modern portray scene within the UK and discover the Hayward director Ralph Rugoff’s suggestion that this historical medium “looks like the perfect know-how there might presumably be for reflecting on what it is prefer to stay in a tradition the place picture is the first forex it’s”. We speak to 2 rising artists in that present: Baghdad-born Mohammed Sami and Beijing-born Vivien Zhang, who’re each primarily based in London. We meet Doron Langberg, the Brooklyn-based painter, and talk about his newest work reflecting on queer need and id and panorama as an area of mourning. And we ask artwork advisor Lisa Schiff, founding father of SFA advisory, about work and collectors.

Doron Langberg in entrance of In My Lap (2021) © Nir Arieli

And on this episode’s Work of the Week, we discover a newly restored canvas by one of many biggest of all painters, Johannes Vermeer—Lady Studying a Letter at an Open Window (round 1657-59) has simply been unveiled in its full glory for the primary time in centuries at Dresden’s Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, absolutely revealing a hidden picture of Cupid, painted by Vermeer however painted over by another person. And we hear about new analysis on the portray. Plus, the most recent massive tales on the earth of artwork and heritage.

Vermeer’s Lady studying a Letter at an Open Window (1657-59), absolutely restored Courtesy of SKD

The Week in Artwork podcast by The Artwork Newspaper is accessible each Friday on our web site and all the standard locations the place you discover podcasts. This podcast is sponsored by Christie’s.

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