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How will the art market cope with stagflation?

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This week: In the final episode of this season, James Goodwin, an expert on the art market and its history, tells us what high inflation and high interest rates mean for the art market and what awaits us.

Madrid’s Victory Arch, built to commemorate the victory of Franco’s troops in the Battle of Ciudad Universitaria in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War, has yet to be removed

Photo: Xauxa Hakan Svensson

As Spain heads to the polls in July, we chat with Emilio Silva, president of the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory in Madrid. What could the election mean for the controversial Spanish laws of historical memory and democratic memory relating to the civil war of 1936-1939 and the period of the fascist dictatorship of Francisco Franco?

Goldin + Senneby’s Quantitative melancholy

Courtesy of the artists

And this episode’s work of the week is a project by Swedish duo Goldin + Senneby. The book, called Quantitative melancholyconsists in recreating the lost plate of the famous engraving Melencolia I by Albrecht Dürer. It is part of the exhibition Economy: the blockbusterwhich opens this week at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, UK.

• The economy, the blockbuster: it’s not as usual, Whitworth Art Gallery, until October 22. The Manchester International Festival, until July 16.

• Art Week is back on September 1st.

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