Afrofuturism

The creator of otherworldly cover art has died aged 69

By Kadish Morris

In the artist’s largest survey to date, science fiction and narratives of black resistance offer a vision of a more inclusive future

By Esmé Hogeveen

Our institutions deserve to be led by directors aware of the continual effects of colonialism

By Will Furtado

Screening at galleries around the world, the singer’s work repurposes the pop music video into an artwork of museum quality

By Kadish Morris

In further news: V&A acquires Extinction Rebellion artefacts; Baltimore Museum of Art launches Matisse research centre

By Frieze News Desk
Ed Young, 'HERO', 2019, exhibition view. Courtesy: OPEN 24 HOURS, Cape Town

Several exhibitions across the city ask: do we need another hero?

By Rebecca Anne Proctor

Why is the figure of the witch and magical practice making a 21st-century comeback in the arts?

By Tom Jeffreys

Exotic flora and tentative ‘Afronauts’ speak to a sense of alienation, but throughout the artist’s work runs a current of optimism 

By Ian Bourland

The mythic time of comic-book narrative represents a fatal challenge to the film’s transcendent politics

By Gerry Canavan