As it’s black history month in the United States, I wanted to do a quick list of my favourite African American Artists. You can find out more information about some of them (noted in the text) in Derek Conrad Murray’s Queering Post-Black Art (I.B.Tauris 2016). If you like Matisse and Kandinsky, and have not yet …
Alice Bacon was one of the twentieth-century’s most remarkable female politicians. Born and raised in the Yorkshire town of Normanton, she defied the odds to be elected Labour MP for Leeds North East in the 1945 General Election. Famed in her home town for her unlikely love of sports cars, she was a much-respected, no-nonsense, …
As an uncertain and turbulent political era begins in the United States, the need for assertive and potent resistance has never been stronger. Rafael Torrubia’s new work Black Power and the American People provides both a comprehensive history of the movement – and a powerful call to arms for today’s activists. Just a scant few days ago, the White House’s …
This spring we publish the definitive guide to Eric Ravilious’ watercolours.
Mike Smith joined a panel of experts to discuss the impact of Boko Haram in the lead up to Nigeria’s general election.
The Salt of the Earth, Wim Wenders’ tribute to Sebastião Salgado has been nominated at this year’s Academy Awards.
Ibraaz’s Uncommon Grounds is Hyperallergic‘s best art book of 2014.
The people have spoken – Black Artists in British Art has made ICA’s shortlist for book of the year.
The Europe Dilemma and In the Name of the People have been nominated at this year’s Political Book Awards
Described as ‘a necessary examination of the way that the MPLA works’, In the Name of the People has been chosen as an African Arguments book of 2014.
What did people really believe in the Middle Ages?
Hammour Ziada becomes the first Sudanese writer to win the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature for his novel The Longing of the Dervish
Brexit, a new book looking at who is to blame for the current British mess over Europe.