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As protests roil the opening of New York's Museum of Chinese Art (MOCA), we revisit the role of artist-led activism in Chinatown

BY Audrea Lim | 19 JUL 21

‘Organic Music Societies’ shows the nomadic world the late American jazz icon and Swedish artist created for their friends, collaborators and children, Neneh and Eagle Eye Cherry

BY Anton Spice | 14 APR 21

Cultural censorship helps reinforce Communist Party narratives within China’s borders, but can easily backfire  

BY Rebecca Davis AND Josh Freedman | 23 MAR 21

From its secret removal to its celebrated resurrection, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung explores the lives and afterlives of the Kassel statue controversy

Musician Sumeet Samos on how Dalit music has helped mobilize against caste violence and institutional discrimination

BY Sumeet Samos | 22 MAR 21

The French curator and critic on founding Montpellier Contemporain, the future of institutions and why museums will become editorial platforms

BY Nicolas Bourriaud AND Pablo Larios | 17 MAR 21

50 years ago, a manifesto by Seth Siegelaub reimagined what economic justice could look like in the arts

BY Lauren van Haaften-Schick | 10 MAR 21

On the eve of his 50th birthday, Harmony Holiday pens an elegy to the late rapper, whose death was announced last week

BY Harmony Holiday | 08 JAN 21

The need for a digitally touched-up ‘public face’ has become constant and commonplace

BY Priya Khanchandani | 02 JAN 21

Alexandra Kleeman dwells on the necessity of coherence within a pandemic 

BY Alexandra Kleeman | 07 DEC 20

A slew of new books discuss the social and political history of scent, from holy smokes to slave ships

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 03 DEC 20

Remi Weekes transposes the classic haunted house genre to a mouldering council flat inhabited by South Sudanese refugees

BY John Menick | 26 NOV 20

Charges of ‘attempted theft of a cultural asset’ against Congolese activist Mwazulu Diyabanza reveal the abyss of Europe’s self-referential legality

BY Eric Otieno Sumba | 25 NOV 20

How Genshin Impact’s use of gambling and intimacy embody artist Lawrence Lek’s concept of ‘sinofuturism’

BY Lewis Gordon | 20 NOV 20

The author’s latest novel, ‘The Silence’, is full of questions with obvious answers

BY Jackson Arn | 06 NOV 20

The prolific Beat poet, who died aged 86 on 25 October, left behind a powerful and ever-urgent call to action in her Revolutionary Letters

BY Iris Cushing | 02 NOV 20

Since the beginning of the 20th century, aerial technologies have lent the sky – and the birds that fly through it – with a threatening presence

BY Heba Y. Amin AND Anthony Downey | 30 OCT 20

The new Netflix documentary is a distraction from the drive to regulate tech companies, including Netflix itself

BY John Menick | 29 OCT 20

The filmmaker’s latest documentary, Swimming Out till the Sea Turns Blue, is an object study of the generations affected by industrialization

BY Anthony Hawley | 26 OCT 20

From the reconstructed City Palace to the Reichsflagge, the symbols and ideologies of colonialism are as alive as ever