Sunday Art Brunch: a new Art Basel podcast and other stories


Sunday Art Brunch is your weekly appointment with international art news curated by Anna Frattini. In this section you will find art news from across the world. From big events to fun pieces about art and the art world. 

- The world has changed for good after the pandemic, and the Wall Street Journal takes stock of everything going on in the art world. In particular, art galleries changed rosters over the past year and the NFT craze put things in perspective. Read this interesting article by Kelly Crow here

According to the WSJ Jeff Koons's artworks are not selling like they did once before the pandemic invaded our lives.

- Accorging to both ARTnews and artnet Art Basel is launching a new podcast that we can’t wait to listen: Intersections. Marc Spiegel will be the host and he is going to talk about various topics with industry leaders in the art world. Intersections will be out tomorrow and it is going to establish once again the importance of audio content in this field.

- Do you remember Sea & Sun (Marina), the famous installation at the Venice Biennale? According to artnet the award-winning opera performance will travel around the U.S. beginning in September after its showing in an abandoned pool just outside Berlin this weekend. 

Courtesy Martynas Norvaisas.

- If you are into art theft this New York Times article is for you. Elaine Sciolino talks about Emmanuelle Polack, the Louvre employee that fights for the return of stolen works in one of the top museums in the world. Polack’s profile is interesting for a lot of reasons but in case you didn’t know she was also part of an international task force in Germany that discovered over 1500 paintings from the son of the man that bought artworks for Hitler. 

Emmanuelle Polack at the Louvre offices. Courtesy Joann Pai for the New York Times

- At last I want to close this Sunday Art Brunch with the absurd newly minted Urs Fisher’s NFT that will blow your mind. The works are part of CHAOS and will be sold through PACE gallery, on the other side the emissions involved in the minting process will be covered with a partnership with the non-profit Conservation International. artnet is talking about it with its witty and very funny writing.

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Anna Frattini