A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: how the war in Ukraine determines China’s view of the world (9:45), confronting Russia shows the tension between free trade and freedom (16:42), and who are the corporate winners and losers in Russia’s war.
A major figure on the contemporary art scene, American sculptor Charles Ray (b. 1953) opens the cultural programme of the 2022, with an exhibition running until the spring.
The latest on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Plus: a look ahead to the French presidential elections, a flick through today’s papers, and Anna Brady of ‘The Art Newspaper’ explains how the art market is responding to the conflict.