Art & Politics

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

The dystopian promise of the fidget spinner, 'family values' and neoliberalism, and visions of art after social collapse: what to read this weekend

Romare Bearden, Pittsburgh Memory, 1964, mixed media collage and graphite on board, 22 x 30 cm. Courtesy: © Romare Bearden Foundation / DACS, London / VAGA, New York 2017

Successfully layering a broader socio-historical narrative onto a period of radical non-conformity, this is an important show now

Who is Françoise Nyssen?

Fact checking Trump and New York gallery roster demographics: what to read this weekend

With the UK General Election next week, what are the country’s political parties saying about the arts?

Theaster Gates and The Black Monks of Mississippi, St. Laurence Church, 2014. Courtesy: the artist; photograph: Sara Pooley

Theaster Gates & The Black Monks of Mississippi’s latest project for IHME Festival, Helsinki

A new album by theatre group Object Collection warns against political nostalgia 

Can we compare our current political moment to the tumultuous 1930s?

A survey of more than 50 respondents from over 30 countries

Writers and curators Osei Bonsu, Okwui Enwezor, L.A. Kauffman, Rob Sharp, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Zheng Bo respond 

The importance of art in war zones