Artists’ studios: the fight for space in New York, the Whitechapel show, photographing Paula Rego at work

As an exhibition opens at the Whitechapel Gallery in London focusing on artists’ studios over the last century, we take an in-depth look at the subject. The artist, critic and activist William Powhida discusses the Artist Studio Affordability Project in New York and how developers and gentrification have forced artists’ communities to breaking point. We take a tour of the Whitechapel exhibition with the gallery’s director Iwona Blazwick, and explore works by Kerry James Marshall, Paul McCarthy, Laboratoire Agit’Art, Alina Szapocznikow, Tehching Hsieh and Egon Schiele, among others. And in this episode’s Work of the Week, the photographer Eamonn McCabe, who has made a series of photographs of artists in their studios, talks about his visit to Paula Rego’s space in Camden Town, London, in 2004.

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