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Ian Bourland

Federal museums ensure that art is not merely the purview of the leisured class; the impasse is an abdication of that responsibility

By Ian Bourland

Director Yorgos Lanthimos does away with the prudish niceties of the Merchant Ivory format with satisfying energy

By Ian Bourland

Exotic flora and tentative ‘Afronauts’ speak to a sense of alienation, but throughout the artist’s work runs a current of optimism 

By Ian Bourland

I cut my skin to liberate the splinter evokes the dissonance and precarity of post-apartheid South Africa

By Ian Bourland

A collaborative exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Art + Practice, Los Angeles, explores the lesser-known ephemeral works of the sculpto

By Ian Bourland

Landing only months before the US midterm elections, it’s impossible not to understand the show foremost in the context of the Trumps and Kushners

By Ian Bourland

US true crime series Unsolved takes two formative pop cultural events to explore their concealed human stories and systemic narratives

By Ian Bourland

From The X-Files to The Orville to Black Mirror: what role does sci-fi play in our age of fake news?

By Ian Bourland

With the arrival of the first superhero film to feature a black lead since 1998's Blade, a reading list on black comic-book culture

By Andrew Durbin

‘A countercultural beacon’: Ian Bourland reflects on the artist’s remarkable, six-decade career

By Ian Bourland
Jimmy Robert, Imitation of Lives, 2017, performance documentation. Courtesy: Performa and The Glass House; photograph: © Paula Court

Various venues, New York, USA

By Ian Bourland

A year marked by new visualizations, both controversial and celebrated, of the black body

By Ian Bourland