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Tony Conrad performing Bowed Film, 1974. Courtesy: The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

With wit and gumption, the late artist broke with institutional proprietaries and pedigree to rethink art’s place in its community

By Shiv Kotecha

The first ENTOPIA release showcases the music of Kuro, a film by experimental pop musician Tujiko Noriko and graphic artist Joji Koyama

By Nathan Geyer
Lonnie Holley, ’American Landscapes’, 2019. Courtesy: Dallas Museum of Art

Despite a soaring performance at the Dallas Museum of Art, the self-taught artist is still too often treated as an outsider

By Jonathan Griffin

From Matmos to Grimes, a new wave of music is critically engaging with environmental politics – but what does it sound like?

By Nathan Geyer

The genre’s relationship with the church is as complex as it is inevitable

By Aida Amoako

‘This is a story about intellectual openings, the wiring of politics into culture and a cohort of writers gloriously convinced of the world-historical importance of music’

By Yohann Koshy
 Lafawndah, Ancestor Boy, 2019. Courtesy: K7 Music, Berlin; photograph: Mathilde Agius

Recent R&B albums by Kelela, Lafawndah, serpentwithfeet and Solange tune to newly radiant blues

By Harmony Holiday

The visual companion to ‘When I Get Home’ features choreographed dances, DeLoreans, and animations by artists Robert Pruitt and Jacolby Satterwhite

By Frieze News Desk

A musician with a rare ability to write both great pop songs and deeply experimental and melancholy music

By Juliet Jacques
Jenn Nkiru, Black to Techno, 2019. Film still. Courtesy: the artist

Gucci and Frieze present the fourth film in the Second Summer of Love series, exploring Detroit and Berlin techno

By Matthew McLean
Jazzy Romero

MATCHESFASHION.COM invite Liz Goldwyn, Miranda July, Dr. Woo and more to 5 Carlos Place

‘It would be easy to cry to this tune, but difficult to dance to it’

By Patrick Langley