Art & Politics

‘Keep It Complex’, a group of artists and designers, have launched a campaign to encourage voting, and hold the art world accountable

By Ellen Mara De Wachter

W.A.G.E issued demands in an open letter to protest against non-removal of weapons mogul as museum’s vice chair

By Frieze News Desk

Standout performances and site-specific installations studded a year characterised by turbulent politics

By Ruby Brunton

The US Second Lady has agreed to teach art at a Christian school in Virginia that bans LGBTQ+ students, teachers and parents

In a survey at Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, photographs by Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick capture life within the US prison industrial complex 

By Evan Moffitt

The 16th edition of the festival peddles a political cinematography of hope, honesty and humility

By Mitch Speed

Latin American artists respond to nationalism, climate change, and other urgent crises

By Fernanda Brenner

In decontextualizing the former Vice President from geo-political circumstance, Adam McKay’s film threatens to add gloss to Cheney’s reputation

By John Menick

A private show in Stuttgart to neo-Nazi demos in Berlin, queer lessons in times of change

By Kristian Vistrup Madsen

It is not unusual for Cuban artists to grumble about excessive state meddling, but it’s rare for complaints to be aired publicly and collectively

By Coco Fusco

Two London exhibitions by belit sağ address police and military violence committed against Kurdish people in Turkey

By Hettie Judah
The Whitney Museum. Courtesy: Wikimedia

In further news: Paris museums close after Gilets Jaunes protests; Candice Breitz demands release of aid worker