Cultural Appropriation

The artist claims that he was taught ‘don’t borrow ideas, steal them’ by Michael Craig-Martin at Goldsmiths

Illustration by Lauren Rolwing

On losing faith in generalism, learning to listen and embracing doubt 

By Jonathan Griffin

Ways of talking about race and appropriation: Claudia Rankine, Hannah Black and Tate Modern’s ‘Black Art, Black Power’ conference

By Ellen Mara De Wachter

Searching for the appropriate in appropriation

By Andrianna Campbell

A survey of international writers, curators and artists in response to recent controversies surrounding appropriation

Jimmie Durham, Self-portrait Pretending to Be Maria Thereza Alves, 2006, photograph, 81 × 60 cm. Courtesy: the artist; photograph: Maria Thereza Alves

On recent artistic appropriation controversies

By Coco Fusco
Katy Perry featuring Juicy J, ‘Dark Horse’, 2013, music video still

On the intertwined histories of music, sampling and influence

By Vivien Goldman
A New Orleans city worker in protective clothing measures a monument to Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States,4 May 2017. Courtesy: Getty Images; photograph: Justin Sullivan

Novelist Hari Kunzru on the current culture wars in the US

By Hari Kunzru

Do artificial intelligence devices carry the racial and gender biases of their creators?

By Alix Lambert and Claudia Rankine

The politics of the choco-pie, a materialist account of ‘cultural appropriation’ and Acid Corbynism: what to read this weekend