This week: Nigeria heads to the polls this weekend; what are the implications for its museums and artwork scene? Dolly Kola-Balogun, director of the Retro Africa gallery in Abuja, displays on the candidates and discusses the significance of artwork, and tradition extra broadly, to the nation’s future.
We additionally speak to Patrick Bringley, the creator of a brand new guide All of the Magnificence within the World: the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork and Me, through which he displays on his experiences as a guard on the museum and coming to phrases with the lack of his brother.
And this episode’s Work of the Week is Boats in Entrance of the Grotto within the Park at Méréville by Hubert Robert. It options in The Backyard: Six Centuries of Artwork and Nature on the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, whose curator, Magnus Olausson, tells us concerning the portray.
• All of the Magnificence within the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Artwork and Me, by Patrick Bringley, Simon and Schuster (US) $27.99, out now. The Bodley Head (UK), £20, 16 March.
• The Backyard—Six Centuries of Artwork and Nature, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden, till 7 January 2024.