Art & Politics

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

From innovations of the Greater London Council in the 1980s to the joy of ‘Acid Corbynism’: bright old futures at The World Transformed festival

On Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from UNESCO

Studio Formafantasma, Ore Streams, 2017, video still. Courtesy: the designers and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Alice Rawsthorn on the Italian design duo’s response to ecological and political concerns

Should Trump have won an Emmy?

Public debate around Confederate insignia has little to do with historical fact, and everything to do with collective memory

The removal of the Confederate monuments in Baltimore shows decisiveness after years of inaction – already they stand as sites of counter-memory