Art & Politics

Rosemary Laing, Rose of Australia, 2017. Archival pigment print, 100 x 200 cm. Courtesy: Galerie Lelong & Co., New York © Rosemary Laing

Brooklyn Museum’s Catherine Morris discusses two galleries’ approaches to social issues at Frieze New York

This edition of AV Festival, held in Newcastle and Gateshead, asks: can socialist concerns and agendas be rehabilitated for today’s anxious times?

Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

While we might not see open censorship be prepared for the vilification of provocative aesthetics

White supremacists’ ‘yellow fever’, Degas’s achievement and creating that ‘Media Men’ list: what to read this weekend

Where the fight against reactionary conservative activism in Brazil stands ahead of the 2018 presidential elections

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What chicken nuggets tell us about capitalism, breaking Steve Bannon's spell, and the power of left-wing melancholia: what to read this weekend

From victims of Hurricane Harvey to the music of Roger Waters, 2017 has been full of renewed debate around support for boycotts

Her work animates the consequences of our colonial history and the construction of identity politics: in a divided Britain, will we listen?

Margaret Lee thanks those who have helped her gain a deeper understanding of how to be more empathetic in difficult times

Édouard Glissant’s play Monsieur Toussaint is translated into Creole at this year’s Ghetto Biennale, unpicking Haiti's national heroes

Johan Grimonprez, Shadow World, 2016, film still. Courtesy: the artist, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris, Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, Louverture Films, Dillywood and Shadow World inc., New York

Johan Grimonprez’s recent films explore the mechanisms of the arms trade