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American Politics

In times of political turmoil, art is a necessary rebuke to escapism

Landing only months before the US midterm elections, it’s impossible not to understand the show foremost in the context of the Trumps and Kushners

How will the Black Panther writer, known for his landmark critical assessments of race, take on the quintessential symbol of Americana?

Artist Andrea Fraser’s 2016 in Museums, Money and Politics lifts the lid on US museum board members and political funding

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