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Queer Politics

When confronted with a deeply damaging past, it becomes necessary to take action to return us to the present

By ACT UP London

Why ACT UP activists spray-painting over artist David McDiarmid’s ‘Rainbow Aphorisms’ posters scored an own goal

By Paul Clinton

Since 1991 the feminist collective has played a key role in nurturing a space for queer activism and sexual and identity politics on film

By Ellen Mara De Wachter

London

22 Aug
14 Oct
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

An exhibition of performances at Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, unfolds the rituals of sexual encounters

By Eliel Jones

Instagram influencers’s minimalist ploy, democratizing the art world and camp’s radical potential: what to read this weekend

The best films, books and shows focusing on representations of gay life in 2017

By Matthew McLean

Meanwhile ... UK cities barred from European Capital of Culture; Zanele Muholi awarded France’s Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters

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

Nightmarish automated children’s Youtube cartoons, Assassin’s Creed architecture and the Gay Right to the City: what to read this weekend

From re-examined positions, to explorations of gender and energy: a roundup of the best shows across the city

By Josephine Graf