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Opinion

How progressive pedagogy was eventually co-opted by the war machine in 1930s and ’40s Japan

By Andrew Maerkle

‘This is a story about intellectual openings, the wiring of politics into culture and a cohort of writers gloriously convinced of the world-historical importance of music’

By Yohann Koshy

As the BBC comedy ends its second series, its wide acclaim and supposedly universal appeal begs questioning

By Pandora Lavender

From whiteness to the male gaze, photographers Hanna Moon and Joyce Ng reflect on the conventions that underpin the fashion industry

By Shahidha Bari

As leading arts institutions decline donations over opioid links, the artist and activist on why the age of using culture for ‘reputation laundering’ is over

By Chris Sharratt

Artists Ane Graff, Ingela Ihrman and nabbteeri will test the fraught relationship between human and non-human species

By Chloe Stead

The controversial addition to Manhattan’s west side is emblematic of the triumph of digital spectacle over real experience

By Glenn Adamson
Gretchen Bender, People in Pain (detail), 1988 / 2014, ninety titles, silkscreen on paint and heat set vinyl, neon, transformers. Courtesy: © The Gretchen Bender Estate and Red Bull Arts New York; photograph: Lance Brewer

Once labelled a ‘TV terrorist’, the video artist returns with her first posthumous retrospective at Red Bull Arts New York

By Masha Tupitsyn

A new anthology of 16 films made between 1982 and 2014, highlights the director’s innovative, international approach to her art

By Juliet Jacques

‘The Asset Strippers’, at Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries, turns the museum’s elegant sculpture court into a salvage yard

By Jane Ure-Smith

Ahead of the presidential elections on 31 March, the far-right has begun to target cultural institutions

By Juliet Jacques

A new show at the Athens Conservatoire gives a rare, discerning take on the causes of our political disillusionment

By Juliet Jacques