colonialism

Art

Akinola Davies Jr. Is Reclaiming African Treasures Stolen by White Colonizers

His latest film criticizes museums for holding onto looted art.
Antwaun Sargent
11.7.18
Drugs

The US Opioid Crisis Started in India

How India's historical role in the global opiate trade contributed to a crisis in the United States.
Benjamin Siegel
4.27.18
Culture

This Black Woman Who Led a Labor Uprising Is Finally Getting a Monument

The statue was crafted by two black women and celebrates Queen Mary Thomas, a St. Croix woman who sparked a fiery revolt in the former Danish colony.
Gabrielle Bruney
4.10.18
LGBTQ

The Pilgrims Were Queer

Dig into the history and you'll see plenty of early American colonizers were super gay—and their compatriots had views of it that were complicated, to say the least.
Matt Baume
11.23.17
LGBTQ

Should the Catholic Church Recognize a 'Queer Saint'?

A look inside the campaign to make the church recognize what may be the first homophobic execution in Brazil.
Kevin Clarke
9.27.17
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
7.26.17
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
6.5.17
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
5.27.17
colonialism

Why Britain Needs to Teach Colonial History in Its Schools

We spoke to Indian MP and author Shashi Tharoor about his new book, 'Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India.'
Yohann Koshy
5.26.17
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
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
4.6.17
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
3.28.17