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Ian Bourland

Ian Bourland is a critic and an art historian at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, USA. He is a contributing editor of frieze

A recent spate of TV shows set in Missouri show the state as a cultural imaginary on the fault line of US political debate

BY Ian Bourland | 19 NOV 18

Exotic flora and tentative ‘Afronauts’ speak to a sense of alienation, but throughout the artist’s work runs a current of optimism 

BY Ian Bourland | 15 NOV 18

I cut my skin to liberate the splinter evokes the dissonance and precarity of post-apartheid South Africa

BY Ian Bourland | 30 OCT 18

A collaborative exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Art + Practice, Los Angeles, explores the lesser-known ephemeral works of the sculptor

BY Ian Bourland | 23 SEP 18

Landing only months before the US midterm elections, it’s impossible not to understand the show foremost in the context of the Trumps and Kushners of the world

BY Ian Bourland | 15 AUG 18

US true crime series Unsolved takes two formative pop cultural events to explore their concealed human stories and systemic narratives

BY Ian Bourland | 05 MAR 18

From The X-Files to The Orville to Black Mirror: what role does sci-fi play in our age of fake news?

BY Ian Bourland | 16 FEB 18

‘A countercultural beacon’: Ian Bourland reflects on the artist’s remarkable, six-decade career

BY Ian Bourland | 24 JAN 18

Various venues, New York, USA

BY Ian Bourland | 14 DEC 17

A year marked by new visualizations, both controversial and celebrated, of the black body

BY Ian Bourland | 12 DEC 17

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

BY Ian Bourland | 18 AUG 17

On the anniversary of the 2016 Orlando massacre, Brendan Fernandes reclaims the dancefloor as a site of resistance

BY Ian Bourland | 13 JUL 17

Casey Kaplan, New York, USA

BY Ian Bourland | 03 JUN 17

Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

BY Ian Bourland | 20 APR 17

Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, USA

BY Ian Bourland | 22 MAR 17

A history of underground Black publishing, from W.E.B. Du Bois to #BlackLivesMatter

BY Ian Bourland | 20 DEC 16

Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town & Johannesburg, and blank projects, Cape Town, South Africa

BY Ian Bourland | 02 SEP 16

Pace Gallery, New York, USA

BY Ian Bourland | 30 JUL 16

A fresh look at the music and art of the black radical tradition

BY Ian Bourland | 16 DEC 15