The upcoming big art market event of the year, Art Basel in Miami Beach, will be taking place this week. Alexander Morrison, an associate digital editor at The Art Newspaper, sits down with our acting art market editor, Tim Schneider, in Miami for a candid chat about the fair. This event is happening as tensions are on the rise ahead of the pivotal 2024 US election. There’s a lot of anticipation building up for this event, and there’s no doubt that the art world’s spotlight will be on this happening.
Meanwhile, at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, or EMST, in Athens, a unique programme is set to start next week. This unique initiative will feature a months-long art exhibition that will eventually result in the entire museum being filled with work exclusively by women artists. The director of the EMST, Katerina Gregos, provides insights into the highly anticipated programme, which is aptly titled “What if Women Ruled the World?”
The latest episode’s Work of the Week is a fascinating discussion surrounding two works by the 15th-century Florentine artist Francesco Pesellino. His panels, which depict the story of David and Goliath, were originally created for a luxurious chest for the Medici family. These panels currently belong to the National Gallery in London, where they have been meticulously restored for a new exhibition titled Pesellino: A Renaissance Master Revealed. Jill Dunkerton, who played a pivotal role in the restoration, opens up about the extraordinary paintings.
Art Basel in Miami Beach will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center until 10 December. “What if Women Ruled the World?” will kick off at the EMST in Athens on 14 December. And the exhibition Pesellino: A Renaissance Master Revealed will be on display at the National Gallery in London until 10 March 2024.
Overall, these art events have certainly generated a lot of anticipation and excitement. It’s quite clear that the art world has a lot to look forward to with these events, and they promise to be intriguing for art enthusiasts and patrons alike. These events are a reflection of the dynamic artistic landscape that continues to captivate and engage global audiences. So, if you’re an art lover, these are definitely events that you won’t want to miss.