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Art & Politics

Cameron Rowland, Jim Crow, 2017, Jim Crow rail bender, 91.4 x 20 x 44 cm. Rental

The spectral presence of prisoners in everyday commodities 

By Jackie Wang

Beyond the ‘forcefield of righteousness’ that occludes some political work, ‘Artes Mundi 8’ manages a complicated and rewarding show

By Hettie Judah

At an extraordinary press conference yesterday, some key clues were given away as to what to expect from the artist at Venice

By Carina Bukuts

With the anniversary of last year’s Catalonian bid for independence, a lens on the region’s cultural radicalism

By Adrian Nathan West

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

By Ayodeji Rotinwa

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

By Ellen Mara De Wachter

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

By Ellen Mara De Wachter

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

By En Liang Khong

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

By David Birkin
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’

By Evan Moffitt

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

By Stefan Kalmár

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

By Tom Emery