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Artists Beatriz González and Amalia Pica discuss painting, curating, activism and identity 

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Angelica Mesiti’s films explore the myriad ways humans communicate

On the prolific and varied career of artist, designer, collector and archivist Elaine Lustig Cohen 

Édouard Glissant’s play Monsieur Toussaint is translated into Creole at this year’s Ghetto Biennale, unpicking Haiti's national heroes

Johan Grimonprez, Shadow World, 2016, film still. Courtesy: the artist, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris, Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, Louverture Films, Dillywood and Shadow World inc., New York

Johan Grimonprez’s recent films explore the mechanisms of the arms trade

Old Food, 2017, production still. Courtesy: the artist, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Cabinet Gallery, London, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York and Rome, and dépendance, Brussels

Helen Marten responds to Ed Atkins’s new work, Old Food, currently showing at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

Recent instances of censorship show an emboldened far right attacking the arts, queer identity and more: artists, curators and writers respond

Wong Kar-wai, Happy Together, 1997, film still. Courtesy: the artist and Alamy 

From the new issue of frieze: Changes in urban cultures and queer aesthetics across the Sinosphere 

Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Durham, August 14, 2017, 2017, oil on canvas, 71 × 89 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Marlborough Contemporary, London and New York

A new wave of figurative painting in recent New York exhibitions prompts critical questions about which bodies we depict, for whom and to what end

Critical Art Ensemble, Radiation Burn: A Temporary Monument to Public Safety, 2010, performance documentation. Courtesy: the artists

Blast Theory, Forced Entertainment and Slavs and Tatars: collectives fusing theatre, art, performance and politics to create interactive experience

Studio Formafantasma, Ore Streams, 2017, video still. Courtesy: the designers and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Alice Rawsthorn on the Italian design duo’s response to ecological and political concerns

James Ensor, Masks Mocking Death, 1888. Oil on canvas, 81 x 100 cm. Courtesy: Scala Archives, Florence

On the recurring appearance of the mask in art

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Design Matters - 09 Jan 2018

For the fifth in our six-part series in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen, Design Matters, the London-based fashion designer talks about manipulating fabric, feeling comfortable and making something from nothing

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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