The Art World

Ahead of the Oscars the director of the art world satire talks about making the real-life Square, the Swedish monarchy and male moral failure

A new illustration by Monika Aichele

Andy Freeberg, Mitchell Innes & Nash, 2006, from the series ‘Sentry’. Courtesy: the artist and Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles

What does the term ‘gallerina’ symbolize?

Cerith Wyn Evans, EXIT, 1994

Trying to leave the art world

Grayson Perry, The Frivolous Now, 2011, included in ‘The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman’, British Museum, 2011–12

Meaning beyond the market

Dear Mr Jankel...

What kind of art do you stand for?

Is today’s art too self-referential?

The T.A.G. (Teen Art Gallery) team, from left to right: Daniel Ramos, Sam Williams, director Audrey Banks, Sophie Donlon and Noa Bricklin at the New York Open Center, 2011

The contradictions of a youth-obsessed art world

Illustration by Lauren Rolwing

Does the art world still have a centre?