colonialism

colonialism

Britain Has Never Faced Up to the Shame of Empire

Nearly half of Brits think they should be proud of their colonial heritage.
Oscar Rickett
12.6.17
crime

Australia Really Was Colonised by a Bunch of Criminals—Here Are Five of Them

Back in 1788, stealing a roll of lace would get you sent over to Australia.
Hayley Morgan
9.27.17
LGBTQ

Should the Catholic Church Recognise a 'Queer Saint'?

A look inside the campaign to make the church recognise what may be the first homophobic execution in Brazil.
Kevin Clarke
9.27.17
TIME TRAVEL

Do We All See the Man Holding an iPhone in This 1937 Painting?

Wait for it.
Brian Anderson
8.25.17
painting

[NSFW] The Wild West Gets Surreal in These Epic Paintings

Kent Monkman’s 'The Rendezvous' painting series illuminates a little-known corner of American history.
Beverly Bryan
7.27.17
Books

Australia’s Early Colonists Were Sex-Crazed Freaks

In his books "Girt" and "True Girt," author David Hunt explores Joseph Banks' passion for swinging, among other historical oddities.
Desiree Leong
6.23.17
galleries

A Powerful Piece of the Venice Biennale Comes to Brooklyn

Mohau Modisakeng’s “Passages” is on view in the South African Pavilion and at We Buy Gold in New York City.
Antwaun Sargent
6.6.17
digital art

Iranian-American Artist Revives Islam’s Apocalyptic Goddesses

How Morehshin Allahyari is using new technologies to reclaim an ancient feminist narrative.
Catherine Chapman
5.28.17
Indigenous Art Triennial

Australia’s Indigenous Art Triennial is Powerful and Political

‘Defying Empire’ will use art to start national conversations about race.
Katherine Gillespie
5.25.17
Venice Biennale

Tracey Moffatt’s Venice Biennale Show Tackles Global Issues with Personal Stories

She's heading up the Australian pavilion, but Moffatt's work resonates with an international audience.
Nadja Sayej
5.15.17
maximalism

Kent Monkman’s Massive Renaissance-Style Paintings Upend Colonial Narratives

Kent Monkman is on a quest to squeeze as much throbbing detail into his energetic canvases as humanly possible.
Andrew Nunes
4.7.17
space art

Three Artists Locked Themselves in a Museum for a Simulated Mission to Mars

Alongside Amapola Prada and Elizabeth Marcus-Sonenberg, artist MPA spent 10 days in a corridor of the Whitney as a meditation on colonial legacies and future colonization on Mars.
Andrew Nunes
3.29.17