The Artsy Podcast, No. 18: Does Size Matter?

Artsy’s team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the best stories in art.

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A number of contemporary artists are turning to works of art that could fit easily in your palm or your pocket. But experiments with size aren’t new—on this episode, we delve into the history of miniature art, from the Victorian era through to today’s Instagram culture. We also go big, considering how viewers interact with the monumental works that fill massive spaces such as Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. Plus, we wrap up with a game of scale: Can you guess which artwork is bigger?

These Artists Are Tackling Big Issues through Tiny Works of Art

This podcast is hosted by Artsy Editorial Associate Isaac Kaplan, joined for this edition by Galleries Editor Casey Lesser, Senior Editor Tess Thackara, and Staff Writer Alexxa Gotthardt. It was produced by Editorial Associate Abigail Cain.


Intro music: “Something Elated” by Broke For Free
Cover image: Artwork by Jon Almeda. Images courtesy of the artist.