Sukhdev Sandhu directs the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture at New York University. His books include ‘Other Musics’ (MoMA PS1), ‘Night Haunts’ (Verso) and 'London Calling’ (Harper Collins). He also runs the Text und Töne imprint.

Wolfgang Tillmans has the time of his life at MoMA

The photographer’s seething retrospective at MoMA captures what it was like to be young and carefree after the fall of the Berlin Wall

24 Oct 2022
Fred Stewart II and Tyler Collins from the series The Birmingham Project (2012), Dawoud Bey. Courtesy Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA and Rennie Collection, Vancouver; © Dawoud Bey

America the grave – ‘Grief and Grievance’ at the New Museum, reviewed

An exhibition examining Black experience in America is powerful if piecemeal – and is necessarily exhausting

8 Apr 2021

Mane attraction – the star quality of Susan Sontag

For all her flaws – and love of the limelight – Sontag’s commitment to seriousness feels more necessary than ever

4 Dec 2019
Arthur Rimbaud in New York, 1978–79, courtesy the Estate of David Wojnarowicz and P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York

David Wojnarowicz’s art is as urgent now as it was in the 1980s

The playful, elegaic and militant qualities of the artist’s work make a powerful impression at the Whitney

17 Sep 2018
Portrait of John Berger by his longstanding collaborator, the Swiss photographer Jean Mohr. © Jean Mohr

John Berger: a pathfinder who was alive to the present

It was Berger’s ability to listen that made him such an important storyteller

25 Jan 2017

It’s the loneliness of Diane Arbus’s images that make them so discomforting today

An exhibition of Diane Arbus’s early work presents curiosities without cabinets

26 Oct 2016