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As Blake’s most comprehensive retrospective to date closes at the ICA, Los Angeles, Shiv Kotecha examines the artist’s three-decade practice, which revels in the infinite variations of identity and

By Shiv Kotecha

The writer’s ‘immoderate’, genre-crossing style set the tone for the biggest literary trend in recent years

By Brian Dillon

Pharoah demonstrates a way to be in the world as a Black artist, expressing a sense of pride that does not violate privacy

By Harmony Holiday

New work on view at Lévy Gorvy proves that the artist, nearing 90, is at the top of his game

By Glenn Adamson

An artist who made a mockery of wealth and class pretensions is revivified as a prophet of possibility in a corrupted world

By Philomena Epps

At two solo museum shows, the artist’s animations extend beyond the screen to sculpture, an experimental dance album and merchandise

By Michael Bullock

The inventive and evasive choreographer, at work on a new project, grapples with the spectacle of death 

By Rennie McDougall

The prolific Polish writer has a complicated relationship to nationality

By Helen Charman

The singer committed her life to defying a classical music industry that was not only deeply critical of women’s bodies, but also sceptical of black talent

By Kira Thurman

The group, who will perform at London’s City Lit this week, push experimental composition to its limit

By Emily Bick

The artist talks about the mystery and politics of making 

By Sean Burns

For two years, Jackson ran one of the most important galleries for black artists of the past half century

By Chase Quinn