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No. 457, June 2022 Cover

Abbas Akhavan you used to call it blue sometimes, 2022 installation view

Features 1 Conversations with Friends

Zineb Sedira interviewed by Hettie Judah 7 A Walk in the Park

Abbas Akhavan interviewed by Tom Denman 12 To BI or not to BI:

Against Artists’ Basic Income Chris Hayes argues that we can’t ignore the dark history behind Ireland’s transformative policy

Profile 16 Suki Chan

Profile by Maria Walsh

News & Comment 18 Editorial 19 Letter

Artist Statement – Withdrawal from BAS9 Manchester Artnotes 25 Obituary

Hermann Nitsch 1938–2022

Reviews Exhibitions 27 59th Venice Biennale:

The Milk of Dreams Chris Clarke 28 Whitney Biennial 2022:

Quiet as It’s Kept Ted Targett 29 Weather Engines

Sophie J Williamson 31 Parklife: Biodiversity in

Contemporary Irish Art Cherry Smyth 32 Radical Landscapes

Mike Pinnington 33 Jane & Louise Wilson:

The Toxic Camera Adam Heardman 34 Say Less

Peter Suchin 35 Kerry Guinan:

The Red Thread Michaële Cutaya 36 Emii Alrai:

A Core of Scar Greg Thomas Performance 37 Lonnie Holley:

The Growth of Communication and the Edge of What Sara Quattrocchi Febles 38 Meredith Monk and Bang on a Can: Memory Game John Douglas Millar Artists’ Books 39 Cristiano Volk: Laissez-Faire

Julian Stallabrass Books 40 Jasmina Tumbas: ‘I am

Jugoslovenka!’ Feminist performance politics during and after Yugoslav Socialism Jon Blackwood Films 41 2022 International Short

Film Festival Oberhausen Adam Pugh

Reports 43 Letter from Brno

Pavel Büchler 45 Artlaw

Brexit Bites Henry Lydiate 46 Listings

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