THE ART ANGLE
Podcast with Christopher Bailey, WHO Arts & Health Lead
Join Christopher Bailey, WHO Arts & Health Lead, in conversation with Andrew Goldstein, Artnet Editor-in-Chief, for this special Artnet podcast on culture’s importance to global well-being. This marks the public announcement of the Healing Arts Auction series with Christie’s and Artnet ahead of Artnet’s dedicated sale in October—an exciting collecting opportunity that provides funding for artists working in countries around the world.
Andrew is a journalist who has covered art and the art market for publications including New York magazine, Art + Auction, Modern Painters, the New York Observer, the Art Newspaper, and Portfolio. Prior to his current role he was the editor of Artinfo; prior to that he was a crime reporter in Chicago and worked on an archeological dig at Morgantina, an ancient Greek colony in Sicily.
Christopher Bailey is the Art & Health lead at the World Health Organization, based in in Geneva, Switzerland. His newly established program looks at the research agenda around the health benefits of the arts, in everyday life as well as an instrument in the field. Educated at Columbia and Oxford Universities, as well at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, before entering Global Health and Philanthropy, Bailey was a professional actor and playwright. He is presently engaged heavily in using the arts in the COVID-19 global response.