Art & Politics

What chicken nuggets tell us about capitalism, breaking Steve Bannon's spell, and the power of left-wing melancholia: what to read this weekend

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

Her work animates the consequences of our colonial history and the construction of identity politics: in a divided Britain, will we listen?

Margaret Lee thanks those who have helped her gain a deeper understanding of how to be more empathetic in difficult times

Édouard Glissant’s play Monsieur Toussaint is translated into Creole at this year’s Ghetto Biennale, unpicking Haiti's national heroes

Johan Grimonprez, Shadow World, 2016, film still. Courtesy: the artist, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris, Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, Louverture Films, Dillywood and Shadow World inc., New York

Johan Grimonprez’s recent films explore the mechanisms of the arms trade

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

What impact has the repressive offensive against demands for independence had on the Catalan cultural scene?

Mining the history of political insurrection of its host city, a biennial focusing on links between East and West

Rebecca Solnit and the Not Surprised letter

Following the Not Surprised letter it’s time to uncouple power from abuse in the art world

In addressing the Anthropocene, how artists are moving beyond cinematic disaster porn to visualize our current state of emergency