Art & Politics

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

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

Installation view of Rodrigo Hernández, 'Every forest madly in love with the moon has a highway that crosses it from one side to the other', at kurimanzutto, Mexico City, 2016. Courtesy: kurimanzutto, Mexico City. Photograph: © Diego Pérez

The 2016 recipients wanted to recognize ‘the migratory crisis unfolding throughout the world’

Batiste Safont, photographer unknown. Courtesy: Wikipedia Commons

From modern art as a torture technique to transgression in grime: what to read this weekend

From the perversity of suburbia to the politics of partying: what to read this weekend