No. 475, April 2024 Cover

Shu Lea Cheang, Fluidø, 2017, video

Features 1 Hostile Spaces

Tim Head interviewed by Patricia Bickers 5 Deep Listening

John Akomfrah interviewed by Chris McCormack 9 Radical Care

Louise O’Hare on art and motherhood in times of war, political oppression and social inequality 13 Watching the Dictators

Bob Dickinson surveys the rise of authoritarian rule across the globe and charts feminist art practices that resist such forces

Profile 18 Jordan Strafer

Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou

News & Comment 20 Editorial 21 Artnotes

Reviews Exhibitions 26 Poetics of Encryption

Martin Herbert 27 Linked Out: Logged In

Jamie Sutlcliffe 28 Yoko Ono: Music of the Mind

Peter Suchin 29 Issam Kourbaj:

Urgent Archive • You are not you and home is not home Nick Thurston 30 Pia Arke: Silences and Stories

Paul Carey-Kent 31 Clara Jo: Nests of Basalt,

Nests of Wood Maria Walsh 32 Jane Jin Kaisen: Halmang

Elizabeth Fullerton 33 Stuart Middleton:

The Human Model Sam Moore Film 34 Dimitris Athiridis:

exergue – on documenta 14 George Macbeth 35 Shu Lea Cheang: Scifi New

Queer Cinema, 1994–2023 Michael Kurtz

Reports 37 Resolve: You Get a Car

[Everybody Gets a Car] Mike Pinnington 39 Letter from Los Angeles

Dominic Johnson 41 Letter from Paris

Ned McConnell 43 Salerooms

Fair Warning Colin Gleadell 45 Artlaw

Political Statements Henry Lydiate 46 Listings

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