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Queer Politics

Why ACT UP activists spray-painting over artist David McDiarmid’s ‘Rainbow Aphorisms’ posters scored an own goal

Since 1991 the feminist collective has played a key role in nurturing a space for queer activism and sexual and identity politics on film

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David Wojnarowicz poster image for the Rosa von Praunheim film Silence=Death, 1989, photographed by Andreas Sterzing. Courtesy © Andreas Sterzing

‘This retrospective portrays an inveterate outsider, a champion of the different and disempowered, as a fixture of a canon he reviled’

An exhibition of performances at Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, unfolds the rituals of sexual encounters

Instagram influencers’s minimalist ploy, democratizing the art world and camp’s radical potential: what to read this weekend

The best films, books and shows focusing on representations of gay life in 2017

Meanwhile ... UK cities barred from European Capital of Culture; Zanele Muholi awarded France’s Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters

Recent instances of censorship show an emboldened far right attacking the arts, queer identity and more: artists, curators and writers respond

Nightmarish automated children’s Youtube cartoons, Assassin’s Creed architecture and the Gay Right to the City: what to read this weekend

From re-examined positions, to explorations of gender and energy: a roundup of the best shows across the city

Wong Kar-wai, Happy Together, 1997, film still. Courtesy: the artist and Alamy 

From the new issue of frieze: Changes in urban cultures and queer aesthetics across the Sinosphere