Refugees

Comment
Banksy

Banksy’s activism is his greatest work

Funding a refugee rescue boat is just the latest in a long history of politically motivated acts

News
Activism

Hundreds of migrants removed from Banksy-funded rescue boat amid calls for immediate assistance

The British artist accused European authorities of "deliberately" ignoring distress calls issued by the overwhelmed Louise Michel, a vessel he financed to aid migrants crossing the Mediterranean

News
Banksy

Banksy funds refugee rescue ship in the Mediterranean

The boat, which has rescued 89 people so far, boasts work by the British street artist on its side

Review
Exhibitions

Three Boston exhibitions confront migration and displacement

From thermal heat maps to diagrams outlining escape routes for undocumented immigrants

News
Rachid Koraichi

Algerian artist Rachid Koraichi builds cemetery for drowned migrants

Though the site is due to open next spring, Koraichi has already had to bury 56 anonymous bodies to relieve overcrowding in existing local cemeteries

News
Refugees

Dear Christoph Büchel, this is how you provide context

An exhibition about migrant deaths at sea provides the information missing from the Swiss-Icelandic artist’s display in Venice

News
Refugees

Global refugee crisis brought to the fore in United Nations installation

Artist Kate Daudy will also unveil works in London later this year inspired by King Tutankhamun’s treasures

News
Refugees

Marc Quinn will display the blood of refugees and celebrities

The art project, involving frozen blood drawn from refugees and stars, is not a “spectacle”, says the artist

Analysis
The Year In Review

2018 in contemporary art: the themes of Documenta 14 dominated much art over the past year

Contemporary artists are making art from adversity

News

Whitney staff members assail vice chairman’s business tie to tear gas attacks at US border

In a letter, they express ‘outrage’ over a connection to a military and law enforcement supplier

Comment
Frieze London 2018

Artists’ battle for refugees is beginning to pay off

Amid the din of cynical populists the voices of these fragile communities are needed more than ever

Archive
Exhibitions

Stedelijk explores design solutions created in response to the refugee crisis

Solution or Utopia? is the first of five exhibitions planned by the museum to tackle issues of immigration

Archive
Syria

The plight of Syria’s artists as the conflict enters its fifth year

Artists carry on, even on the front line, but exiles face an increasingly precarious situation