The Art Round in Skåne

The Art Round in Skåne

Welcome to the Art Angle, a podcast from Artnet News that delves into the places where the art world meets the real world, bringing each week’s biggest story down to earth. Join us every week for an in-depth look at what matters most in museums, the art market, and much more, with input from our own writers and editors, as well as artists, curators, and other top experts in the field.

The Roundup: Dissecting Headlines in the Art World

We’re back this week with The Roundup, where we dissect some of the biggest headlines that have been causing a stir over the last weeks in the art world and beyond. This week, Europe editor Kate Brown is joined by International art critic Ben Davis and Wet Paint gossip columnist Annie Armstrong to discuss three headline-making stories.

Dramatic Goings-On at the British Museum

At the top of the list is the very dramatic goings-on at the British Museum in London, where a curator is under investigation for stealing what might be somewhere around 2,000 objects from the collection. This scandal has sent shockwaves through the international art community, stretching from China to Africa. The repercussions of this crime have been far-reaching and have ultimately resulted in the stunning resignation of director Hartwig Fischer.

This incident has raised serious questions about the security and integrity of museum collections. The theft of such a significant number of objects raises concerns about the effectiveness of the museum’s security measures. The international art community is also left wondering how such a theft could go undetected for so long.

Next up is a conversation about an intriguing development in the United States court system. A computer scientist made a bid to secure a copyright registration for an artwork that was created by artificial intelligence (A.I.). However, this bid was summarily shot down by the court.

This case raises important questions about the intersection of art and technology. Should artificial intelligence be granted the same rights and protections as human artists? And what implications does this have for the future of art creation and ownership? These are complex issues that will continue to be debated as technology continues to advance.

Turf War and Physical Altercation in the Hamptons

Finally, on a lighter note, the trio heads over to the tony enclave of the Hamptons to Montauk, a typically quiet town that’s in the midst of an art world dust-up. A turf war involving Andy Warhol’s former estate and a physical altercation between two art dealers, Max Levai and Adam Lindemann, has proved to be one of the juiciest stories of the season.

This incident highlights the high stakes and competitive nature of the art world. It also raises questions about the influence of money and power in the art market. The clash between these two art dealers has captivated the public and serves as a reminder that even in the seemingly serene world of art, tensions can run high.


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