Politics

Through her spatial interventions at Établissement d’en face, Brussels, the artist reflects on the layering between art and politics 

By Martin Germann

One year into the authoritarian president’s term, Brazilian artists are pushing back against state violence and censorship by summoning the spirit of the ‘sertão’

By Silas Martí

Russia’s artists see Olga Lyubimova as a chequered figure – but anybody has to be better than her predecessor

By Maxim Edwards

The inspired demonstrations include singing, dancing, poetry readings, impromptu exhibitions and a monumental fluorescent light sculpture

By Skye Arundhati Thomas

To expect the progressive, internationalist art world to participate in a celebration of Brexit is to fire a volley into the culture war

By Tom Morton

‘Appointed by Barack Obama in 2009, Sotomayor is the fourth woman and the first Latina to serve on the nation’s highest court’

By Evan Moffitt

‘Since Lucano was elected mayor in 2004, the town of Riace, located in one of the most impoverished regions of Italy, has welcomed thousands of refugees’

By Alfredo Jaar
Petra Kelly participating in the blockade of the US military base in Mutlangen, 1983. Courtesy: Krewitt/Getty Images

The inspirational founder of Germany’s Green Party and her untimely death 

By Chloe Aridjis

Artist collective For Freedoms’s campaign draws attention to issues of diversity and civic responsibility in the election run-up

The Twin Peaks director says earlier claim that Trump ‘could go down as one of the greatest presidents’ is being taken out of context

The politics of the red cap, a tribute to Studio Ghibli cofounder, and rewatching The Breakfast Club in the age of #MeToo