Opinion

From debates around colonial histories to resonant conversations around precariousness, a year of questioning long-held convictions

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

Openings at the new ICA, The Bass and PAMM played out against a backdrop of geographic uncanniness and atmospheric uncertainty

With the recent razing of suburban slums, tightening censorship and the sad passing of Geng Jianyi, a year of reflection in the Chinese capital

Nicholas Mangan, Ancient Lights (detail), 2015, two-screen installation, solar panels, batteries, projectors powered by solar energy, dimensions variable. Courtesy: the artist, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland and Labor, Mexico

At once stagnant and dynamic, politically tense and blissfully buoyant, the French capital was a strange place to be living this year

From victims of Hurricane Harvey to the music of Roger Waters, 2017 has been full of renewed debate around support for boycotts

From the drone blasts of Polwechsel to Pauline Oliveros's ecological politics, deep listening at the festival’s anniversary edition

From the exhibitions attempting to formulate ‘an acerbic language that speaks to our present epoch’, curator Samuel Leuenberger's highlights

‘Conflicts of interest’ may have cost Beatrix Ruf her Stedelijk job but the problem doesn’t just lie with individuals – it’s structural too

Canada’s newest art museum attempts to reconcile local and international interests

Her work animates the consequences of our colonial history and the construction of identity politics: in a divided Britain, will we listen?

Margaret Lee thanks those who have helped her gain a deeper understanding of how to be more empathetic in difficult times

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Kosovo-born Sislej Xhafa's first exhibition in Germany speaks to the artist's concerns around identity politics and his birthplace

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With her current solo show at Anton Kern Gallery, New York, the Dutch-American artist explains her travelling, hybrid procession-protest piece which uses graphic design and portable sculptural pieces to champion women’s rights