Think Piece

Trevor Paglen, Untitled (Reaper Drone), 2010, c-type print, 1.2 × 1.5 m. Courtesy: the artist, Altman Siegel, San Francisco, Metro Pictures, New York, and Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne

What do drones see? And how can we see them?

By Christy Lange
Pier Paolo Pasolini, Teorema (Theorem), 1968 film still. Courtesy: BFI, London.

From eroticism to transcendence, the work of Pier Paolo Pasolini and Andy Warhol has many surprising overlaps. Ara H. Merjian traces the affinities and contradictions between an unlikely pair

By Ara H. Merjian
Olivia Plender, Open Forum, 2008–ongoing, installation view as part of ‘Rise Early, Be Industrious’, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, 2012. Courtesy: MK Gallery, Milton Keynes; photograph: Andy Keate

A number of recent exhibitions and artist projects have utilized the architecture of the television studio. How does this tendency relate to TV’s shifting significance as a cultural form?

By Maeve Connolly
Hrair Sarkissian, from the ‘Execution Squares’ series, 2008, archival inkjet prints, each 1.3 × 1.6 m

How artists and curators have responded to upheaval in the Arab world, from 1967 to the present day

By Kaelen Wilson-Goldie
Summertime at Drop City, Colorado, 1967. Photograph: Richard Kallweit

What makes a successful artist-run institution?

By Alexander Provan
Psyché, Opéra Garnier,Paris, 2011, backdrops by Karen Kilimnik and costumes by Adeline André

From Oskar Schlemmer and Cindy Sherman to Seth Price, Michael Portnoy and K8 Hardy, generations of artists have

There is a resurgence of interest in the essay, with collections by Jonathan Lethem, John Jeremiah Sullivan and the first biography of David Foster Wallace

By Brian Dillon
Erich Consemüller, Untitled, c.1926,  A woman (Lis Beyer or Ise Gropius) in B3 club chair by Marcel Breuer wearing a mask by  Oskar Schlemmer and a dress designed by Beyer

What kind of role does art actually play in society?

Pleasure and Criticism

By Jan Verwoert