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Police officers patrol the entrance of the Tate Modern gallery, in London, Oct. 15, 2022, after climate protesters threw soup over glass covering Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ in London’s National Gallery. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Eco-activist attacks on museum artwork ask us to figure out what we value

Climate protesters are destabilizing the idea that public galleries are safe spaces for works of art, held in public trust.
A poster with a drawing of Marge Simpson cutting her hair in support of Iranian women, by aleXsandro Palombo, at a demonstration in London. aleXsandro Palombo / TW

How women put hair to the fore in fight for equal rights

Through different works and artists who have worked with hair we can understand what having control over one’s own hair implies for female identities.
Remnants of polychrome colouring were scrubbed from recovered ancient Greek sculptures and artists created new all-white marble sculptures seen as continuous with an imagined past. (Shutterstock)

How whiteness was invented and fashioned in Britain’s colonial age of expansion

Western fashion, laundering and style reflected the racialized politics dramatically shaped by profound global transformations bound up with slavery, colonialism and modernization.
Barbara Kruger, ‘Untitled (Your body is a battleground),’ 1989, photographic silkscreen on vinyl 112 x 112 in. (284.48 x 284.48 cm). Courtesy the artist, The Broad Art Foundation and Sprüth Magers

How a 1989 poster became a fixture on the front lines in the battle over abortion rights

Barbara Kruger’s ‘Untitled (Your body is a battleground)’ has seamlessly transitioned to social media, inspiring a new generation of media-savvy artists and activists.

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