Pierre d’Alancaisez

Pierre d’Alancaisez is a curator and critic. He tweets at @verdur_in

Decoupling creativity from policy might give art ambition again

What role should suffering play in creativity and the consumption of art?

The most pernicious effect of aligning art with political activism is that the distinction between the two is lost

Protecting and renewing culture demands a fuller understanding of its nature and its purposes

The universal and the particular sit awkwardly in this Cardiff exhibition

The Polish art scene is stuck in a futile game of tit-for-tat

Why has the concept been rejected by the art world?

Labour will finish the Tories’ work of destroying the arts – only “better”

A culture of censorship has devolved into rival attempts at cancellation

This year’s exhibition offers a diversity of style if not of ideology