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Is a blank canvas still art?
Sep 28, 2023

Is a blank canvas still art?

Today, we bring you a story at the intersection of art, money and cheeky humor. But first, we'll bring you the latest developments on the looming government shutdown.

Segments From this episode

The shutdown looms

We are barreling toward a government shutdown with the House and Senate unable to agree on a stopgap funding bill. Marketplace’s Nancy Marshall-Genzer reports.

What's behind FIFA's rebrand?

The soccer video game FIFA is named for the sports governing body and is one of the most played video games in the world. But now, it’s changing its name to EA Sports FC. The BBC’s Steffan Powell reports.

Is an empty canvas still art? 

One Danish artist seems to think so, but now he’s paying for it.
A person views a canvas that's part of Jens Haaning's "Take the Money and Run" work at the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Denmark.
Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Relentless Noise Worriers

The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC