As the artist has his major retrospective at Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, he speaks about his art historical influences and pet peeves
With the Menil Drawing Institute opening on the eve of the US midterm elections, what Houston says about the future of the country
A recent spate of TV shows set in Missouri show the state as a cultural imaginary on the fault line of US political debate
In New York, a so-called ‘exhibition’ at a ‘museum’ featuring 30 ‘artists’? Dan Fox uncovers the truth behind this dangerously timely show
The work of John Hanson, Rob Nilsson and Fred Lonidier establishes a dialectic between a leftist melancholy and a more forward-looking politics
In times of political turmoil, art is a necessary rebuke to escapism
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
How will the Black Panther writer, known for his landmark critical assessments of race, take on the quintessential symbol of Americana?
Artist Andrea Fraser’s 2016 in Museums, Money and Politics lifts the lid on US museum board members and political funding
How documentary filmmakers are experimenting with historical narratives to better understand the present
From credit scores to algorithmic policing, Jackie Wang’s Carceral Capitalism reveals technocracy as not merely analytical, but predictive
Each piece of protest art picturing Trump is a joke arisen from shallow trauma
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
Dan Fox looks at the work of Mark Bradford, who represents the US at this year’s Venice Biennale
Exhibitions from, or about, the past that help make sense of the present
How should artists respond to the recent trend for trolling in the political arena?
Following Trump’s election, we must all prepare for a different world – one that needs art more than ever
Drowning sorrows and watching Warhol’s Drunk aka Drink
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