Interview

Q. What is art for? A. To tell us where we are.

The new director of London's ICA discusses rebuilding, restructuring and the integrity of culture

Star Industrial Co., Ltd., Red A Plastic Crystal lamp fixture, no. 1616, designed c.1970. Courtesy: M+, Hong Kong

An interview with Aric Chen, M+ curator of architecture and design, about his plans for the collection and revisiting historical global narratives

An activist as well as an artist, Navjot Altaf talks about why political struggle is a process, not an event

With the re-release of To Sleep With Anger, filmmaker Charles Burnett talks about his life, work and black independent cinema

Tim Smith-Laing talks to Rasheed Araeen about six decades of art making, writing and publication

This week's Culture Digest focuses on the power of documentaries: first up, an interview with the producer of a film profiling a Sicilian judge

Honey-Suckle Company, Die Treppe, from the artist book Odessau, 2001

The Berlin artists' group Honey-Suckle Company is a fashion house, band and style icon. A new book outlines the group's activities

Tämur, 2016 acrylic and varnish on pleather 2.9 × 1.35 m. Courtesy: the artist and Silberkuppe, Berlin

Paint, blog, ask questions - Michaela Eichwald speaks with Pablo Larios

Legendary composer Phill Niblock talks about his way into music, the forming of Experimental Intermedia and working with video

'The Humanizer', 2016, installation view, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Courtesy: the artist and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Anna Teixeira Pinto speaks with Simon Fujiwara about the promise of happiness in a world gone awry

Hal Foster and Ben Lerner discuss criticism, poetry, painting and what it means to despise the thing you love most