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  • A promotional photo from a production of the play Death in Venice

    Neoliberal economics is killing the arts

    Funding cuts and reduced access are cementing the arts as a privileged realm. It’s time to resist ‘art-as-capital’ thinking, argues Tim Lutton

  • A large group of people stand outside a glass fronted bulilding, the ESMA Memory Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Art and survival in Argentina’s Memory Museum

    As Argentina marks 40 years of democracy, Cecilia Sosa introduces the reflections of Alejandra Naftal, former director of ESMA, dictatorship survivor and lifetime witness

  • A group of people look up at a statue of a horse made from scrap metal, with roads and buildings in the background. The statue is in Jenin, Palestine

    Art in atrocity: Palestine and the destruction of culture

    Palestinian artists are being silenced in Gaza and all around the world. Their work must continue speaking volumes, says Siobhán McGuirk

  • A collage of images featuring Peter Kennard and two of his artworks - one showing a CND logo cutting through a bomb, the other a shadow of a person against the flag of Ukraine

    Peter Kennard: pictures for peace

    Peter Kennard reflects on a career focused on creating anti-war art, from documenting protests to dissecting nuclear weapons

  • A grand white building with columns – the Donetsk Academic Regional Drama Theatre

    A real ‘culture war’ rages in Ukraine

    Russia targeting Ukrainian museums follows a long history of imperial powers looting and despoiling cultural wealth, argues Siobhan McGuirk

  • A section of the exhibition showing an arrangement of monochrome portraits

    War Inna Babylon – review

    Tara Okeke explores an important exhibition that offers a compelling history of Black life in Britain through the lens of people, place and struggle

  • People outside The Cluny music venue in Ouseburn, Newcastle

    Will the beat go on?

    Gerry Hart reports on lockdown, gentrification and the face of Newcastle’s live music