What does Jean-Léon Gérôme’s 1866 painting ‘Slave Market’ say about today’s extremist politics?
Ever since the devastating blaze, the cathedral has become a potent symbol, used by everyone from an unpopular president to the far-right
How a petition to remove the artwork has raised questions of censorship and identity politics
As calls intensify for Whitney Museum vice chair Warren B. Kanders to step down, what more can museums do to avoid appointing board members with unethical business ties?
With a number of museums recently rejecting donations from the Sacklers, how far should ethical funding go?
‘I knew, while trying that chair, that I wanted whatever the future had to offer’
If Macron and his administration do not control the public narrative of Muslims in France, someone else will
Following a New York gallery pulling a show after neo-Nazi claims, can we no longer trust in the ‘marketplace of ideas’?
Artist Trevor Paglen’s plan to launch a sculpture into orbit has drawn criticism from certain astronomers, but are they missing the point?
Does the French president’s project for a more ‘enlightened’ French youth reveal a hidden agenda?
A Nobel Prize-winning writer, a misogynist, a small-town boy with a haughty, big-city gaze: Naipaul’s life was marked by a sense of doubleness
Trump’s State Department is more than 3 months late in announcing its national pavilion – testament to the chaos engulfing the administration