Tag: art

Favourites of 2018: rs21 reviewers recommend…

Our reviewers recommend the music, films, books, exhibitions and TV they discovered in 2018.
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Hacking the Spectacle: an interview with Darren Cullen

Cullen uses the language of advertising to make art taking aim at militarism and consumerism

The remarkable story of Margarete Klopfleisch

rs21 member Sonja Grossner tells the story of her remarkable mother Margarete Klopfleisch, an artist and communist during the Nazi period in Germany who...
Black Panthers exhibition

Review: Soul of a Nation

Caliban's Revenge finds the current exhibition at Tate Modern a great place for searching for answers in a time of crisis and opportunity. In 1968,...
Tom Michaelson

The flight of the young eagles – art of the Russian...

Mike Thompson visits Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932 at the Royal Academy and finds amazing art in an establishment exhibition. Photo: Tom Michaelson Artists under Russia's Tsarist regime...

Protest against redundancies at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Arjun Mahadevan reports on the protest opposing redundancies at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. On a cold and windy afternoon at the front gates of Dulwich...

William Blake: Apprentice and Master

William Blake was a revolutionary in poetry, engraving and politics. John Walker reviews a new exhibition of his artwork in Oxford. William Blake was a...

We sit starving amidst our gold

(review and pics by comrades from Walthamstow) “I do not want art for a few; any more than education for a few; or freedom for...

Latest articles

‘We will bring about change!’ #YouthStrike4Climate No.4

Young people have been striking again around the world for the climate. Year 11 student Junayd Islam reports on the climate strike in Cambridge. With additional videos and photos from the climate strike in Manchester.

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 2

In the second part of his essay on how violence and coercion are written into the core of capitalist social relations, Colin Barker explores how states modify the law of value.

May’s last dance

Theresa May has announced that she will finally be leaving on 7 June. She has epitomised the 'nasty party' she once criticised.

Letter to Edith

Parenthood is full of uncertainties; of hopes and fears. The climate crisis amplifies all of this, and brings into focus the harsh realities and stark choices we face - as individuals and as a society. A poem by Rick Lighten.

Six flavours of milkshake for the European elections

With far right candidates standing in the upcoming European elections, here are some counter-arguments to help you persuade people to vote against Tommy Robinson and the far right.

Battling for the education we need

An open letter about the state of education from concerned grandmother Kes Grant of the anti-academisation campaign John Roan Resists.

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 1

The first part of Colin Barker's essay looking at how violence and coercion are written into the core of capitalist social relations

Review: What’s Wrong With Rights?

Radha D'Souza's investigation into the international liberal rights regime is a welcome intervention that should make us question the framework of 'rights'.

Goodbye and good riddance to Gavin Williamson

It's worth re-visiting some of Gavin Williamson’s most unpleasant politics, just so we can briefly celebrate his political demise.

Interview: Ukraine’s crisis of representation

Yuliya Yurchenko discusses the landslide victory of the comedian Vladimir Zelensky over the incumbent Petro Poroshenko in the Ukrainian presidential election.

Highlights

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 2

In the second part of his essay on how violence and coercion are written into the core of capitalist social relations, Colin Barker explores how states modify the law of value.

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green capitalism’: a critical review: part 1

Today, hundreds of thousands of young people around the world have been taking part in climate strikes. Stephen Graham dissects the discourses of sustainability, Green capitalism and the Green economy.

The Communist Women’s Movement

As we mark International Women's Day (8 March), Estelle Cooch talks Darya Dyakonova and Mike Taber about the history of the Communist Women's Movement (1920-22).

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 3

In the concluding part of our serialisation of his 1978 essay on the state in capitalist society, Colin Barker considers the theory of the Permanent Arms Economy.

LGBT History in 21 pieces of music

For LGBT History Month, Colin Wilson presents a history of queer music in 21 tracks.