American Politics

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As the artist has his major retrospective at Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, he speaks about his art historical influences and pet peeves 

BY Adam Heardman | 29 OCT 19
City Report

With the Menil Drawing Institute opening on the eve of the US midterm elections, what Houston says about the future of the country

BY Evan Moffitt | 04 DEC 18

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

In New York, a so-called ‘exhibition’ at a ‘museum’ featuring 30 ‘artists’? Dan Fox uncovers the truth behind this dangerously timely show

BY Dan Fox | 09 NOV 18

The work of John Hanson, Rob Nilsson and Fred Lonidier establishes a dialectic between a leftist melancholy and a more forward-looking politics

BY Andrew Durbin | 18 SEP 18

In times of political turmoil, art is a necessary rebuke to escapism

BY Negar Azimi | 20 AUG 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

How will the Black Panther writer, known for his landmark critical assessments of race, take on the quintessential symbol of Americana?

BY Julian Chambliss | 06 AUG 18

Artist Andrea Fraser’s 2016 in Museums, Money and Politics lifts the lid on US museum board members and political funding

BY Rafia Zakaria | 28 JUN 18

How documentary filmmakers are experimenting with historical narratives to better understand the present

BY Jessica Loudis | 12 FEB 18

From credit scores to algorithmic policing, Jackie Wang’s Carceral Capitalism reveals technocracy as not merely analytical, but predictive

BY Steven Zultanski | 17 JAN 18

Each piece of protest art picturing Trump is a joke arisen from shallow trauma

BY Jonathon Sturgeon | 21 SEP 17

Should Trump have won an Emmy?

BY Ronald Jones | 18 SEP 17

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

BY Julian Chambliss | 23 AUG 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

Dan Fox looks at the work of Mark Bradford, who represents the US at this year’s Venice Biennale

BY Dan Fox | 29 APR 17

Exhibitions from, or about, the past that help make sense of the present 

BY Sam Thorne | 20 MAR 17

How should artists respond to the recent trend for trolling in the political arena?

BY Jörg Heiser | 20 MAR 17

Following Trump’s election, we must all prepare for a different world – one that needs art more than ever

BY Dan Fox | 20 JAN 17

Drowning sorrows and watching Warhol’s Drunk aka Drink

BY Lynne Tillman | 12 JAN 17