Brazil

One year into the authoritarian president’s term, Brazilian artists are pushing back against state violence and censorship by summoning the spirit of the ‘sertão’

By Silas Martí

The artist’s feast is plentiful and sumptuous, but leaves us with a hefty bill and a heavy stomach

By Fernanda Brenner

A timely documentary about the backslide into dictatorship reveals some uncomfortable home truths in the US

By Jack McGrath

In further news: Parents call on Harvard Art Museums to remove Sackler name; Cuban artist-activist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara arrested

By Frieze News Desk
Thelma Vilas Boas, LANCHONETE <> LANCHONETE – OCUPAÇÃO BAR DELAS. Courtesy: the artist

The Brazilian artist brought food, film, art and love to her social project

By Michelle Sommer
Jac Leirner, 'Adição', 2018, installation view. Courtesy: © Jac Leirner and Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo; photograph: Eduardo Ortega

‘What would Jac Leirner do?’

By Fernanda Brenner

In further news: gallery sues Christie’s over ‘bargain basement’ Francis Bacon sale; Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ heads to Japan

In further news: artists take National Gallery to court; Tel Aviv protests over ‘loyalty in culture’ bill

The importance of art classes; Egon Schiele’s legacy and Hito Steyerl’s favourite films: what to read this weekend

Bolsonaro’s repeated insults towards women, people of colour and the LGBT community, should have been enough to derail his campaign – it wasn’t

By Fernanda Brenner

In further news: world’s biggest arts venue lands in Taiwan; Brooklyn’s Signal gallery to close

Handing authorship of the biennial to a diverse group of artists is a democratic gesture but conveniently deflects and disperses blame

By Evan Moffitt