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American Politics

With the Menil Drawing Institute opening on the eve of the US midterm elections, what Houston says about the future of the country

By Evan Moffitt

A recent spate of TV shows set in Missouri show the state as a cultural imaginary on the fault line of US political debate

By Ian Bourland

In New York, a so-called ‘exhibition’ at a ‘museum’ featuring 30 ‘artists’? Dan Fox uncovers the truth behind this dangerously timely show

By Dan Fox

The work of John Hanson, Rob Nilsson and Fred Lonidier establishes a dialectic between a leftist melancholy and a more forward-looking politics

By Andrew Durbin

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

By Negar Azimi

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 of the world

By Ian Bourland

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

By Julian Chambliss

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

By Rafia Zakaria

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

By Jessica Loudis

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

By Steven Zultanski

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

By Jonathon Sturgeon

Should Trump have won an Emmy?

By Ronald Jones