Podcast | row of National Gallery buildings; contemporary art in Lagos; Chagall’s Fallen Angel

This week: outcry over plans to build the National Gallery in London – is it a sensible makeover or like ‘an airport lounge’? We talk to National Gallery director Gabriele Finaldi about the gallery’s controversial plans to modify its Sainsbury’s Wing, and Rowan Moore, architecture critic at the Observeron his take on architect Annabel Selldorf’s designs and how they respond to Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown’s original post-modern building.

Guest viewing Etinosa Yvonne’s installation, winner of The Access Bank ART X Prize 2019

Courtesy of Art X Lagos

Tokini Peterside-Schwebig, Director of Art X Lagos, talks to us about the contemporary art scene in Nigeria’s most populous city and how the fair is tackling the climate emergency, as devastating floods make havoc in West Africa.

Marc Chagall The Falling Angel (1923/1933/1947)

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Photo: Martin P. Bühler

And the Work of the Week for this episode is that of Marc Chagall The Falling Angel (1923/1933/1947), the centerpiece of a new exhibition at the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Germany.

• Read more about the Sainsbury’s wing controversy here

Art X Lagos, federal palaceLagos, Nigeria, November 5-6

• Chagall: World in turmoil, Schirn KunsthalleFrankfurt, Germany, until February 19, 2023

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