Culture Is a Vital Battlefield in the Fight Against Trump

Just over a month since taking office Donald Trump’s early administration has been defined by anti-immigrant sentiment and widespread bigotry both in and out of the political system. Across the country xenophobe and racists have become emboldened by an establishment that is normalising hate speech and intolerance against immigrants and refugees. Earlier this week white … Continue reading Culture Is a Vital Battlefield in the Fight Against Trump

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Tate Britain to hold UK’s first major exhibition dedicated to LGBTQ artists

Tate Britain has announced plans this week for the UK’s first major exhibition dedicated to queer British art. The exhibition, which will launch in April, will feature LGBTQ artists from the 19th and 20th century, and is timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK. Featuring a … Continue reading Tate Britain to hold UK’s first major exhibition dedicated to LGBTQ artists

Review: Revolution: Russian Art (1917-1932) at The Royal Academy

Вся власть советам! (All power to the Soviets) declares the revolutionary banner that greets visitors to the Royal Academy’s latest exhibition. Starting immediately as it means to go on, the collection attempts to tell the story of Russian art in the transformative 15 years following the Bolshevik revolution. Largely inspired by the 100th anniversary of … Continue reading Review: Revolution: Russian Art (1917-1932) at The Royal Academy

Coming soon: A cultural sector dark age courtesy of ‘Brexit means Brexit’

Britain is on course for a ‘hard Brexit’ following a parliament decision this week that saw 494 MPs vote in favour of a Brexit deal without concessions. The vote, which was harshly criticised by pro-remain advocates, will allow Prime Minister Teresa May to continue plans to trigger article 50 in her ‘Brexit means Brexit’ agenda.  … Continue reading Coming soon: A cultural sector dark age courtesy of ‘Brexit means Brexit’

The time is right for Britain to return its colonial plunder

The Indian Express reported this week that a total of just 28 artifacts have been returned to India by foreign nations since the end of colonial rule. These 28 objects include artifacts looted during British rule that ended up in European and Western collections. Britain, however, was not one of the nations to return stolen … Continue reading The time is right for Britain to return its colonial plunder

San Francisco to safeguard trans history with world’s first trans cultural district

San Francisco authorities announced this week plans to establish the world’s first transgender historical district, after a lengthy dispute between property developers and local activists. District representative Jane Kim announced the news alongside TGI Justice Project (a trans prisoner support group), St. James Infirmary (a sex worker’s clinic) and the Q Foundation (a housing project for … Continue reading San Francisco to safeguard trans history with world’s first trans cultural district