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Art & Politics

Complicating the ‘disaster narratives’ associated with the Niger Delta by attending to the local ecology, and those responsible for defiling it

At an event hosted by the ICA in London, the whistleblower and activist talked about the dangers of technology and how the US is now ‘like a prison

At Tate Modern, the artist has installed heat-sensitive paint, tear-inducing gas and renamed the Tate extension in honour of a local activist

Leftist histories, state violence and the cracking open of time: can a ‘mere’ competition, and publicity exercise, also speak truth to power?

On 28 October 2015, a US military surveillance blimp rampaged across rural Pennsylvania after breaking its tether above Maryland 

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’

The Director of London’s ICA, Stefan Kalmár, on why publicly funded institutions must respond to the emergencies defining our world today

Banu Cennetoğlu’s refusal to remake The List, serves as a reminder that bigotry and violence is never far from the surface

Does the French president’s project for a more ‘enlightened’ French youth reveal a hidden agenda?

Gallery owner says he doesn’t want to support the painter’s political views and that ‘this is essentially what you do if you give him a platform’

In times of political turmoil, art is a necessary rebuke to escapism

Illustration by Lauren Rolwing

Even as right-wing politics increasingly tries to enforce them, remembering that nature and art know no borders