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Black Lives Matter Arts+Culture has been launched in a bid to promote African American artists ‘changing the world’

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Nan Goldin. Courtesy: Nan Goldin studio

Saturday 6 October at 4:30pm

Ahead of the museum’s ‘The Future Starts Here’ exhibition, eco-activists protested the sponsor’s production of diesel cars

From victims of Hurricane Harvey to the music of Roger Waters, 2017 has been full of renewed debate around support for boycotts

By Galit Eilat
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Shuddhabarata Sengupta. Courtesy: the artist

Anri Sala, Tana Bruguera and others discuss what it really means to be social engaged

An activist as well as an artist, Navjot Altaf talks about why political struggle is a process, not an event

By Prajna Desai
Olafur Eliasson, Green Light, 2016, wood, recycled yogurt cups, used plastic bags, recycled nylon, LED, 35 × 35 × 35 cm. Courtesy: the artist & Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary; photograph: Thilo Frank & David de Larrea Remiro / Studio Olafur Eliasson; © Olafur Eliasson

How is contemporary art responding to the current refugee crisis? Three case studies ...

By Jörg Scheller

Sean O'Toole considers the activism finding its way into the city's art scene

By Sean O'Toole

The enduring symbolism of a sewn mouth, from the works of David Wojnarowicz to recent protests by refugees

By Olivia Laing
Wasted Rita, I Am Human, 2012; Courtesy: the artist

W.A.G.E.’s fight for artist fees

By Nicole Cohen and Greig de Peuter
From the series ‘Life. Drawing.’, organized by David Horvitz and Adam Katz in Zuccotti Park, New York, 2011–12

How Occupy influenced New York’s art scene

By Tirdad Zolghadr
Gran Fury Welcome to America, 1989, laserprinted billboard, corner of Houston Street and Broadway, New York

AIDS activism now and then – 25 years of ACT UP and Gran Fury

By Jennifer Kabat