This week's Culture Digest picks up the theme of art and trauma: first up, a new album and film from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Ellen Mara De Wachter

Editorial

How technology has shaped our expectations of desirable design

Alice Rawsthorn

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India

Shanay Jhaveri

Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland

Ara H. Merjian

MASS MoCA, North Adams, USA

Matthew Erickson
Wifredo Lam, Second Adventivity, 1969. One of seven prints for the portfolio ‘Annonciation’, with poems by Aimé Césaire, published in Milan by Giorgio Upiglio, Grafica Uno, 1982. © SDO Wifredo Lam

From a critique of Adam Curtis to Wifredo Lam's Italian sojourn: what to read this weekend

Paul Clinton
Agata Bogacka, Composition With Eyes, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 114 x 146 cm. Courtesy: Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Warsaw

The pick of the shows opening today as part of Warsaw Gallery Weekend

Krzysztof Kosciuczuk

Following the recent New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, Dan Fox profiles three independent publishers

Dan Fox

Vincent Fecteau and Mary Reid Kelley are awarded MacArthur genius grants; Ulay victorious in court case against ex-partner Marina Abramović

The re-issue of two country music albums by conceptual artist and musician Terry Allen

Dan Fox

Evan Moffitt talks to the co-founder of print workshop Gemini G.E.L. about the evolution of the iconic Los Angeles institution

Evan Moffitt

Herald St, London, UK

Matthew McLean

Mealworms and Chinese scrolls: Ahead of her show at London's Cell Project Space, the Berlin-based artist shares some important images

Aude Pariset

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David Hammons, The Wine Leading  the Wine, c.1969, body print, 1 × 1.2 m. Courtesy: George Economou Collection, Athens; photograph: Bill Orcutt 

Review

Mnuchin Gallery, New York & The George Economou Collection, Athens

Review

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK

Feature

A new Smithsonian Museum highlights African American history and culture

Feature

The multiple worlds of Hugh Frost and Leon Sadler’s experimental magazine-turned-exhibition, Mould Map

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From gay communes to surrealist ethnography: what to read about this weekend

Culture Digest

The final part of this week's Culture Digest looks at two recently reissued books by Eileen Myles

News

Finland cuts state funding for Guggenheim’s proposed Helsinki museum; Barack Obama to inaugurate new Washington D...

Picture Piece

Georgiana Houghton's 19th-century spirit paintings

Feature

On using art to reflect on its own labour

Review

Holmwood House, Glasgow, UK

Feature

Surrealism, anthropology and the history of the recently re-opened Musée de l'Homme
I will be last (performed by Brett Milspaw and Alexandra Tuttle), performance documentation, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2008. Courtesy: the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York; Michael Werner, London; Galerie Neu, Berlin

Feature

With the opening of artist's major MoMA show, some reflections on Kai Althoff's exalted characters and...
Anna Ostoya, A Kiss, 2016, oil on canvas, 61 x 76 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Silberkuppe, Berlin; photograph: Timo Ohler

Critic's Guide

The best shows opening as part Berlin Art Week
Elephant, Palais des Glaces, Paris. Photograph: Pierre Antoine

Influences

From hissing dragons to oozing amoebas: as his show opens at Stuart Shave/Modern Art, the London-based artist...

Culture Digest

The first of this week's three book columns looks at the second instalment of Rachel Cusk's trilogy
Elfie Semotan, Untitled, 2016, archival pigment print, 47 x 61 cm. Courtesy: Gisela Capitain, Cologne © the artist

Critic's Guide

A round-up of the best recently opened shows in the neighbouring Rhineland cities

Influences

From Jenny Holzer to the Ferguson protests, the filmmaker shares some important images ahead of her show at Ryan Lee
Alicia Barney, Valle de Alicia (Valley of Alicia), 2016, metal, wood, paper, PVC, acrylic emulsion, dimensions variable. Commissioned by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo for the 32nd Bienal, 2016. Photograph: Leo Eloy / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo

Critic's Guide

First impressions of the biennial which focuses on the uncertainty of today’s world

Review

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA

Fairs

Leading artists, museum curators, writers and critics to discuss the history of art and its continuing significance in contemporary practice

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A new section curated by Nicolas Trembley revisits exhibitions from the 1990s; Caroline Roux talks to Trembley and six gallerists about the decade

Nicolas Trembley
Caroline Roux

Evan Moffitt talks to the co-founder of print workshop Gemini G.E.L. about the evolution of the iconic Los Angeles institution

Evan Moffitt

Frieze Talks address the critical issue of open and closed borders

Christy Lange

Join writers, editors and special guests for an exciting programme of daily events

Lynn Chadwick, Stranger III, 1959 Photo Jonty Wilde. Courtesy of The Estate of Lynn Chadwick and Blain|Southern

Open in The Regent’s Park from 5 October 2016 – 8 January 2017, with free entry to all

A studio visit with Julie Verhoeven, ahead of her commission for Frieze

Harry Thorne
Christine Sun Kim, 2015, Whitney Museum of American Art. Photograph by Filip Wolak. Courtesy of Carroll/Fletcher, London

The pioneering section returns with new commissions and historical projects 

Ali Smith investigates the many meanings of the subject of this year's fair campaigns

Ali Smith

Curators from influential institutions predict their Frieze London highlights

Natasha Ginwala
All rights reserved. © 2013 Fufoo Film GmbH. Photos by Volker Schaner

Hear first-hand from the world's most influential artists, curators, musicians and cultural commentators

Regent’s Park
6 – 9 October 2016
Regent's Park, London
6 – 9 October 2016

On View

On View is the definitive guide to the current exhibitions at the best galleries and museums around the globe.

Video

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Malcolm Le Grice, Castle 1, 1966, installation view DESTE Foundation, Athens, 2004. Courtesy: The DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art; photograph © Fanis Vlastaras & Rebecca Constantopoulou

Documentary - 23 Sep 2016

50 Years of the London Film-makers Co-op

Artists' Film - 22 Sep 2016

Ahead of Samson Kambalu's new work as part of this year's Frieze Film, a look at some of the films made under his ‘Nyau cinema rules’

Essay - 19 Sep 2016

On the 25th anniversary of Frieze, co-editor Dan Fox reflects on how magazine publishing and contemporary art have changed

Artists' Film - 16 Sep 2016

In anticipation of his new work for Frieze Film, Ming Wong reflects on his 2012 ode to Roman Polanski

Artists' Film - 01 Sep 2016

With new episodes of ‘Telethon’, ‘The O.K. Show’, ‘Desde el Jardín’ and ‘The New Domestic Woodshop’

Glenn Brown, Carnival, 2011. Courtesy: the artist and Gagosian Gallery

Interview - 18 Aug 2016

A conversation between artist Glenn Brown, Bice Curiger, director of Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, and Ger Luijten, director of Fondation Custodia

Interview - 09 Jun 2016

An interview with legendary New York poet and author Eileen Myles about her life, her relationship to art and artists, and her recent global recognition

Conglomerate TV, Telethon, 2016

Artists' Film - 08 Jun 2016

A collaborative TV project initiated by Berlin artist-run space Kinderhook & Caracas

Playlist - 18 May 2016

Mike Kelley; Pierre Huyghe; Tom Cruise 

Cooking Sections, Cases of Confusion (50-40-20) (56-45-25) (55-40-20), 2015. Courtesy: the artists

Essay - 22 Apr 2016

Ellen Mara De Wachter considers how plants can teach us to live ethically

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