ArtReview May issue out now

Art & Revolution – The Festish for 1968


“1968” – ‘In what way could we reject the sanctimony that so often distorts popular memory of that moment, so as to grasp its present relevance?’ Andrew Weiner deconstructs the fetish for 1968

My Parent’s Revolution – novelist Marie Darrieussecq recalls her embryonic engagement with the revolutionary moment of 1968, and traces its impact on her later life

Legacies of 1968 – nine artists and writers reflect on how their experience of May 1968, and how the events impacted their work (or not). By Art & Language, Richard Barbrook, Franco Berardi, Stuart Brisley, Jonas Mekas, Catherine Millet, John Stezaker, Regina Vater, Cecilia Vicuña

The Shape of Protest – from hastags to police ‘kettle’ tactics, Oliver Basciano traces recent evolutions of the nature of protest through the work of Ahmet Öğüt, Hiwa K and Stéphanie Lagarde

Art & Revolution – Christian Viveros-Fauné looks at four iconic moments in art history when artists sought to frame revolutionary ideals

Also in this issue

Reviews from around the world including Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture at ICA, London, Lutz Bacher at Lafayette Anticipations, Paris, Deborah Remington at Kimmerich, Berlin, Concrete Matters at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Tamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Magali Reus at South London Gallery, Ilona Keserü at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, Kerry Tribe at 1301PE, Los Angeles, Jasper Johns at The Broad, Los Angeles, and more


Martin Herbert’s pick of ten must-see exhibitions opening in May; Adriano Costa talks to Ross Simonini about life on Instagram, artistic freedom and the exploitation of Ayahuasca; Under the Paving Stones of Hong Kong; and book reviews, including New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future by James Bridle and Patrisse Khan-Cullors & asha bandele’s When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir