Evidence is mounting that ‘following the science’ was all politics and the horrific human and economic cost of pandemic policies necessitates a full inquiry into the making of the Covid consensus.
Art has a long history of engaging with violence and contemporary artists often follow this tradition. Kaelan Wilson-Goldie tracks the contradictions inherent in the practice of aesthetics under the conditions of conflict.
Who are biennials for? Recent examples suggest that these events put the intellectual and political desires of their organisers ahead of those of their audiences or host cities.
Documenta 15 reads like a series of creative workshops staged by corporate HR departments to boost loyalty at the lowest possible cost. Perhaps the next Documenta should be curated by an artist.
Attempts at overturning or reforming globalisation will fall short of expectations unless they strike at the heart of Davos.