Social issues

Book Shorts

Things that... provoke some thought: book of drawings philosophically questions the relationship of 'things'

Groups of pictures are assembled on the basis of word association—but not everything in this graphic novel makes good sense

Book Shorts

Old animals remind us of old people in this book of photographs

Isa Leshko’s images plead for the better treatment of animals

Book Shorts

This ancient book tells you all about the people you hate

This amusingly illustrated edition of Theophrastus’s Characters is as fresh today as it was centuries ago

US politics

Abortion will happen—whatever the law says

The artist Paula Rego on why her abortion works are the best thing she's ever done


New residency programme puts Chicago’s justice system under artistic scrutiny

Artists can help "demystify" courtroom experience, founder says


Boots Riley on the links between art, Surrealism and social justice

The multi-hyphenate, who made his directorial debut with Sorry To Bother You, will speak with Mickalene Thomas at the Baltimore Museum of Art this month

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


Beacons of empathy: the forgotten women who brought the Foundling Museum to life

The portraits of men in the London museum's picture gallery are being replaced by portraits of women who supported a vision to protect young children

The Buck stopped here

Making up with Paul Kindersley (and his mum): drag show opens at London's Hayward Gallery


MoMA agrees to museum-wide raises after months of negotiations with union

"The museum shifted its position substantially", union boss says


US whistleblower and activist Chelsea Manning to make first UK appearance at ICA London

The polarising ex-army leaker will discuss artificial intelligence, LGBTQ rights and the links between digital technology and democracy


Facebook censors artist's work criticising male-dominated society because it features naked breasts

The social media giant also deleted her comments and friends


List of 34,361 dead refugees and migrants goes back on show in Liverpool after being destroyed

Reasons and perpetrators behind the removal of the key biennial work remain unclear

In the frame

Hayward Gallery’s drag race—new exhibition in London tackles gender identity

Social issues

US Planned Parenthood campaign includes artists Shirin Neshat and Carrie Mae Weems 

The Unstoppable initiative includes an online exhibition of works by ten female artists and writers