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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

Old Food, 2017, production still. Courtesy: the artist, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Cabinet Gallery, London, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York and Rome, and dépendance, Brussels

Helen Marten responds to Ed Atkins’s new work, Old Food, currently showing at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

Critical Art Ensemble, Radiation Burn: A Temporary Monument to Public Safety, 2010, performance documentation. Courtesy: the artists

Blast Theory, Forced Entertainment and Slavs and Tatars: collectives fusing theatre, art, performance and politics to create interactive experience

Studio Formafantasma, Ore Streams, 2017, video still. Courtesy: the designers and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Alice Rawsthorn on the Italian design duo’s response to ecological and political concerns

James Ensor, Masks Mocking Death, 1888. Oil on canvas, 81 x 100 cm. Courtesy: Scala Archives, Florence

On the recurring appearance of the mask in art

Carrie Walter Stettheimer, Stettheimer Doll House (front view) c.1916–35. Wood, bronze, marble, alabaster, gilding, cardboard, paper, foil, linen, ceramic, oil, ink, watercolour, gouache, graphite, Conté, pastel, coloured pencil and other materials, 79 × 132 × 94 cm. Courtesy: Museum of the City of New York

From medieval Wunderkammern to portable museums, Duchamp’s suitcases, and dolls’ houses, the miniature is an enduring and radical art form

Jacob van Hulsdonck, A Still Life of a Laid Table, with Plates of Meat and Fish and a Basket of Fruit and Vegetables, undated. Oil on panel, 72 × 104 cm. Courtesy: Johnny Van Haeften, London

Meditations on still life

Installation view of ‘International Congress of African Culture’, 1962, a pan-African exhibition at the Rhodes National Gallery, Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), which set a precedent for ‘Magiciens de la terre’, the Pompidou Centre, Paris, 1989. Courtesy: National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare

The context and legacy of Jean-Hubert Martin’s contentious 1989 exhibition, ‘Magiciens de la terre’

‘Sad Sketches’, 2014, installation view at Piper Keys, London. Courtesy: the artist and Piper Keys, London; photograph: Original&theCopy

Stuart Middleton’s sculptures, stories and films reflect on the violence of gentrification and London’s changing urban landscape

‘Discrepancies with G.G.’, 2017, exhibition view at Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm. Courtesy: the artist and Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm; photograph: Jean Baptiste Beranger

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Influence and innovation in the sculptures of Leonor Antunes

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

Nairy Baghramian, Drawing Table (Homage to Jane Bowles), 2017,  installation view at EMST–National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, as part of documenta 14. Courtesy: the artist, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne/Berlin/New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/London/Paris,  and kurimanzutto, Mexico City; photograph: Mathias Völzke

Revision and revolt in the work of Nairy Baghramian