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By The Way: A Contemporary Art News Podcast

Cultural Bandwidth

By The Way: A Contemporary Art News Podcast is a by weekly podcast where two artist friends irreverently discuss news from the art world. The show is co-produced and co-hosted by Eric Wall and Ando, and is written by Eric Wall. Eric is an artist and art professional with nearly 20 years of experience in the arts. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, he has also lived and worked in Germany, Denmark, and the US, which has given him some unique insights into the contemporary art world. Ando is the founder of The Undergang Armchair, a podcast based around conversations with artists about their craft. He is a working artist and freelancer. He was raised in the US, and currently resides in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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By The Way, welcomes guest Jenny Danielsson from the Danielsson & Carlson podcast.

Jenny shares the news about the recent firing of Helen Molesworth at Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Arts. Jenny and Eric then speculate what might have led to the firing. In the second news story, Eric shares the most recent “health report” of the art market by USB and Art Basel. Are the big galleries and collectors really all that good for the art market?

Let us know what you think. Why was Helen Molesworth fired? And what is your assessment of the health of the art market?

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By The Way: A Contemporary Art News Podcast is created by Eric Wall and Ando.

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Helen Molesworth

LA Times

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-moca-curator-fired-20180315-story.html

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-moca-fires-molesworth-vergne-20180313-story.html

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/miranda/la-et-cam-tour-of-moca-permanent-collection-helen-molesworth-20160107-story.html

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-moca-firing-20180320-story.html

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-moca-curator-fired-20180315-story.html

Artnet

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/moca-helen-molesworth-tension-1246358https://news.artnet.com/art-world/moca-fires-chief-curator-helen-molesworth-according-to-report-1243853

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/dana-schutz-controversy-recent-protests-changed-museums-forever-1236020

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/can-curators-give-advice-collectors-without-conflict-interest-1166267

ArtNews

http://www.artnews.com/2018/03/21/prior-firing-curator-helen-molesworth-made-public-statements-critical-museum-practices-moca/

This is a brilliant text written by Helen Molesworth on the Work of Simone Leigh

https://www.artforum.com/print/201803/helen-molesworth-on-the-work-of-simone-leigh-74304

The health of the Art Market

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-fewer-galleries-opening-today-10-years-ago

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-art-market-hit-637-billion-2017-key-takeaways-art-basel-report

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/22/arts/small-galleries-art-market.html

Music credits: Favorite Secrets by Waylon Thornton is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License and permission of the artist.

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