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Exhibitions in Middlesbrough that inspire radicalism

11 July 2017
The Middlesbrough Museum of Modern Art (Mima) is far from having million pound paintings hanging on sterile walls.

Prodigy 1974-2017

27 June 2017
US rapper Prodigy died on Wednesday of last week.

These Trees are Made of Blood—a jarring cabaret of state oppression and resistance

27 June 2017
This horrifying cabaret pays tribute to the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo—women who never stopped searching for their children “disappeared” by Argentina’s dictatorship.

The Place is Here—exhibition celebrates our unity against the racists

27 June 2017
An art exhibition in London and Middlesbrough shows black artists taking on racism and empire but it falls short on class politics, says Antony Hamilton

Reviews round-up

20 June 2017
See what events are coming up with reviews of events and exhibitions

Exhibition of drawings challenges our disconnect society

20 June 2017
The Graphic Witness exhibition at the Drawing Room in south London is showcasing works from the 1930s up until today.

Film shows art rebel John Berger in his democratic element

20 June 2017
The Seasons in Quincy provides a fitting and poetic tribute to the committed humanity of late art writer and revolutionary John Berger, says Jeff Jackson

Beyond the Great Wave—British Museum’s focus is not on Hokusai’s best

06 June 2017
The British Museum is celebrating the most famous figure in Japanese art. Katsushika Hokusai was a prolific print-maker and painter who lived from 1760-1849.

From punk to Trump—a compelling introspective

10 January 2017
Gee Vaucher’s extensive body of work spanning 50 years reveals one of the best and most political collage artists of the century, writes?Jeff Jackson

John Berger was a firm Marxist who transformed art history

03 January 2017
John Berger, who died on Monday at the age of 90, was the most important writer on art in the last 60 years or more.

John Pilger's film The Coming War On China exposes US brutality in Pacific Ocean

29 November 2016
Veteran left wing filmmaker John Pilger turns the tables on US scaremongering about Chinese military expansion by exposing the imperialist history of the US in the Asia-Pacific region.

The ABC of Capitalism—it’s back to school for young and old with this exhibition

29 November 2016
There are hard plastic chairs and work on the walls—but this is no ordinary classroom. The ABC of Capitalism is seriously good fun, writes Geoff Brown

How revolutionary times produced revolutionary art

01 November 2016
The 1917 Russian Revolution unleashed a torrent of creativity in every field of art, from painting and sculpture to acting, poetry and architectural engineering.

Caravaggio—paintings that pushed the boundaries of a new society

18 October 2016
A new exhibition explores the work of 17th century artist Caravaggio and his followers—and the turbulent period that produced it, writes?Julie Sherry

Dario Fo - a committed revolutionary who stood against the state

14 October 2016
Nobel Prize-winning playwright and revolutionary activist Dario Fo, who has died at the age of 90, was one of the most important writers in Italian history, writes Mark Brown

Joint cinema workers' strike called after Ritzy workers walk out

11 October 2016
Striking workers at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton, south London, marched to the BFI London film festival in Leicester Square on Thursday of last week.

Abstract Expressionism—when New York was alive with promise

04 October 2016
The Royal Academy’s exhibition gives a glimpse of New York’s artistic scene in the aftermath of the Second World War.

Don't forget Dada’s rebellion against a ridiculous society

13 September 2016
It’s 100 years since the birth of the Dada artistic movement. Rachel Levine argues BBC’s new TV documentary Gaga for Dada misses the point entirely.

A spirited defence of alcohol against middle class panic

05 July 2016
The Tate’s Art and Alcohol exhibition shows how working class drinking has been stigmatised—to avoid any deeper questions

Putting our class on the screen - an interview with Tony Garnett

05 July 2016
Tony Garnett, producer of Cathy Come Home, talks to Sadie Robinson about battling BBC bosses, representing working class life and why we need socialist change

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