Opinion

From The Wicker Man to Ari Aster’s latest film, joyful sounds can reveal the darkest worlds

By Adam Harper

A visa application system which is often opaque, bureaucratic and racist – exacerbated by the prospect of a no-deal Brexit – is becoming a headache for art workers

By Chris Sharratt

Like Vivian Maier’s photography, Christina Hesselholdt’s novel embraces digression and relishes humanity in its multiplicity

By Mitch Speed

Our institutions deserve to be led by directors aware of the continual effects of colonialism

By Will Furtado

Screening at galleries around the world, the singer’s work repurposes the pop music video into an artwork of museum quality

By Kadish Morris

Based on the 2014 Badaun gang-rape allegations, ‘Article 15’ fails to disrupt its ‘Brahmin saviour’ narrative

By Skye Arundhati Thomas

Why are kids born in the 2000s lip-synching to the 1983 film ‘Possibly in Michigan’?

By Orit Gat

In 2006, the theorist of ‘hauntology’ and sound-artist walked across the Suffolk coastline – Adam Harper follows in their footsteps, sifting through encrusted layers of history

By Adam Harper

Amid a carnival atmosphere, Eliasson elicits an emotional reaction to the urgent issues of the day

By Figgy Guyver

From Miss Havisham’s wedding dress to Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Red Shoes’, why we’re so obsessed with murderous clothes

By Amber Butchart

Index on Censorship has launched an initiative to help artists navigate draconian limits on free-speech

By Chris Sharratt

In a film-worthy new memoir, the Berlin art dealer tells of success despite the odds – yet overlooks much

By Kito Nedo