Assyrian statuette of a petitioner, 2,400 BC. Courtesy Pergamon Museum, Berlin.

Germany's dispute over legislating artworks of national significance

By Stefan Kobel

The conflicted cultural legacy of the London 2012 Olympics

By Tom Morton

The last two decades have seen a proliferation of curatorial studies programmes. How has this affected methodology and display, and what is the future of these courses?

By Christy Lange
Fiona Banner

Why a growing number of artists are turning away from image-making to writing and performance

By Dieter Roelstraete

A round table discussion led by Jörg Heiser on ‘super-hybridity’: what is it and should we be worried? With Ronald Jones, Nina Power, Seth Price, Sukhdev Sandhu and Hito Steyerl

By Jörg Heiser

A conversation between Agnieszka Kurant & Nassim Nicholas Taleb about the benefits of uncertainty

An email debate

By Giles Foden and Alice Rawsthorn

The Israeli Defence Forces have been heavily influenced by contemporary philosophy, highlighting the fact that there is considerable overlap among theoretical texts deemed essential by military aca

By Eyal Weizman

Stuart Morgan once wrote ‘artists are not in competition with each other but with themselves and the past.’ That said, can art prizes be useful? And if so, how?

By Iwona Blazwick and Jeremy Deller

Art criticism is no longer dominated by history and theory. Does this create space for curiosity and openness, or leave writers ill-equipped to describe the complexities of the present?

By Jerry Saltz

The proliferation of biennials has become integral to the explosion of contemporary art.

By Francesco Bonami and Charles Esche

Tolerance is the basic prerequisite for a humane society. Have its goals become confused?

By Roland Kapferer and Ronald Jones