Colonialism

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An exhibition at Kunstverein Braunschweig explores the life of the first African philosopher in Germany and an overlooked chapter in the country’s history

BY Stanton Taylor | 31 AUG 20

Tender yet brutal, Deacon's work melds violence and merriment at the NGV, Melbourne

BY Sophie Knezic | 24 AUG 20

The artist and curator discuss why nobody notices James II in Trafalgar Square and how abolition can be represented in a public space

BY Indra Khanna and Hew Locke | 21 AUG 20

In the context of increasingly sadistic attacks on Muslim people, the Glasgow-based artist provides a space for grief and dreaming

BY ​Hussein Mitha | 10 MAR 20

The artist’s nine-day performance in the museum’s galleries ties the migration of peoples and objects to the systems that control and classify them 

01 OCT 19

Her lyrical, haunting novel Celestial Bodies exposes the global forces that preclude literary value from flowing in both directions

BY Sarah Jilani | 30 MAY 19

Artists Barby Asante, Libita Clayton and Ashley Holmes are reimagining what it means to go back home

BY Kadish Morris | 26 APR 19
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‘Perhaps the shroud I am looking for is embracing lost souls and helping them to return’

BY Minouk Lim | 05 FEB 19

‘A Time for New Dreams’ at London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery transcends fashion, offering insights into Wales Bonner’s influences across art and literature

BY Ellen Mara De Wachter | 29 JAN 19

As her solo show opens at the New Museum, New York, the artist discusses the legacies of colonialism and art world privilege

BY Benoît Loiseau | 25 JAN 19

100 years on from World War I, the filmmaker’s latest work ‘Mimesis: African Soldier’ remembers the faces we seldom see in history books

BY Osei Bonsu | 22 JAN 19
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Hall’s understanding of cultural identity allows us to deconstruct and reconstruct who we think we are

BY Osei Bonsu | 16 JAN 19

Debates around restitution are breaking with increasing force against the doors of Europe’s treasure chambers; a new report may prove decisive

BY Sean O’Toole | 13 DEC 18

Formerly the Royal Museum for Central Africa, the museum was originally conceived as a showcase for King Leopold II’s personal property: the Congo Free State

BY Ellen Mara De Wachter | 11 DEC 18

Things to chew over: In the Absence of Our Mothers makes histories of displacement uncomfortably felt

BY Kaelen Wilson-Goldie | 31 OCT 18

The travelling multimedia exhibition ‘ReSignifications’ represents and responds to the crisis of people on the move from Africa to Europe across the Mediterranean Sea

BY Ismail Einashe | 29 OCT 18

Donning a pith helmet for a Kenyan safari, the First Lady revived an age-old symbol of colonial rule

BY Rajat Singh | 11 OCT 18

Works by 13 Aboriginal artists prompt reflection on the 1828 atrocity, one which represents the countless other colonial battles fought in Australia

BY Wes Hill | 07 SEP 18

A conference at the Salzburg Summer Academy demonstrated the contentious issues at stake when dealing with the legacy of colonialism – and possible ways forward

BY Chloe Stead | 23 AUG 18

At Vitry-sur-Seine's MAC VAL, the artist explores architecture's infliction of violence on the colonized and on those who suffer its legacies

BY Aaron Peck | 15 AUG 18