Art Culture & Appropriation

For Performa 17, Barbara Kruger prods New York not to be a jerk

By Thora Siemsen

Searching for the appropriate in appropriation

By Andrianna Campbell

A survey of international writers, curators and artists in response to recent controversies surrounding appropriation

Jimmie Durham, Self-portrait Pretending to Be Maria Thereza Alves, 2006, photograph, 81 × 60 cm. Courtesy: the artist; photograph: Maria Thereza Alves

On recent artistic appropriation controversies

By Coco Fusco
Katy Perry featuring Juicy J, ‘Dark Horse’, 2013, music video still

On the intertwined histories of music, sampling and influence

By Vivien Goldman
A New Orleans city worker in protective clothing measures a monument to Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States,4 May 2017. Courtesy: Getty Images; photograph: Justin Sullivan

Novelist Hari Kunzru on the current culture wars in the US

By Hari Kunzru
Renée Green, exhibition invitation card for ‘Import/Export Funk Office’ at Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, 1992. Pictured: Angela Davis and Theodor Adorno. Courtesy: the artist and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne

Diedrich Diederichsen and Renée Green discuss cultural ownership and transfer in Germany and the US. Moderated by Pablo Larios

By Diedrich Diederichsen and Renée Green

Poet Claudia Rankine and filmmaker Alix Lambert talk to the domestic ‘intelligent personal assistant’ about film, theatre and biases in computer programming

By Alix Lambert and Claudia Rankine