American Politics

How documentary filmmakers are experimenting with historical narratives to better understand the present

From credit scores to algorithmic policing, Jackie Wang’s Carceral Capitalism reveals technocracy as not merely analytical, but predictive

Each piece of protest art picturing Trump is a joke arisen from shallow trauma

Should Trump have won an Emmy?

Public debate around Confederate insignia has little to do with historical fact, and everything to do with collective memory

The removal of the Confederate monuments in Baltimore shows decisiveness after years of inaction – already they stand as sites of counter-memory

Dan Fox looks at the work of Mark Bradford, who represents the US at this year’s Venice Biennale

Exhibitions from, or about, the past that help make sense of the present 

How should artists respond to the recent trend for trolling in the political arena?

Following Trump’s election, we must all prepare for a different world – one that needs art more than ever

Drowning sorrows and watching Warhol’s Drunk aka Drink

From Robert Walser's art criticism to 'microbial dark matter': what to read this weekend