Chris Fite-Wassilak is an art writer based in London.

'Hollywood Africans', detail, 1983, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Whitney Museum of American Art

The myth of Basquiat threatens to eclipse his art

The Barbican survey’s biographical focus detracts from the fervent energy of the paintings themselves

12 Dec 2017
Installation view, 'Arthur Jafa: A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions', Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London.

Ways of seeing with Arthur Jafa

The acclaimed filmmaker insists we notice skin colour, and acknowledge the politics of its presence and presentations

9 Aug 2017
Tremble Tremble (detail from production still; 2017), Jesse Jones. Photo: Ros Kavanagh

What’s coming up at the Venice Biennale?

Witches, trolls, and a version of Pinocchio are among the characters you can expect to see at this year’s event

8 May 2017