From Narcissism to the Dialogic: Identity in Art after the Internet

Melissa Gronlund discusses the changes in the way identity is represented in current film and video work, particularly of the post-internet generation.



A Pressing Necessity

Gavin Everall considers the ambitions of independent publisher Copy Press, reflecting upon the political gestures of Days of Surrender by Jaki Irvine and Pure Means by Yve Lomax.



Thomas Hirschhorn: Deleuze Monument

In this generously illustrated book, our latest in the One Work series, Anna Dezeuze examines Deleuze Monument (2000), the second in Thomas Hirschhorn’s series of four Monuments, and its relation to ‘scatter art’ and participatory art in the 1990s.



The Joy of Meta: On the Museum of American Art

Moving away from the idea of the unique work, Steven ten Thije demonstrates how the Museum of American Art tells a story about art and its specific narratives in the twentieth century, rather than being a museum of art itself.


Exhibition Histories Talks: Helmut Draxler – video online

On Thursday 18 September 2014, Helmut Draxler joined Afterall’s Helena Vilalta for the seventh in our series of talks analysing exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible for them.



Exhibition as Social Intervention: ‘Culture in Action’ 1993

The fifth book in Afterall's Exhibition Histories series focuses on ‘Culture in Action’, an exhibition with a new social agenda that challenged conventional understandings of public art.

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Issue 37 out now!

The Autumn/Winter issue of Afterall journal looks at issues of connectivity and the role of the museum in the contemporary age. Artists featured include Boris Charmatz, Juan Downey, Janice Kerbel, the Museum of American Art and Otobong Nkanga. Contextual essays address the representation of identity in post-internet art, the Museum of African Art in Belgrade and the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in Chicago. Subscribers can now access all the articles online here, or download our e-book edition. If you haven't yet subscribed, you can subscribe here, or buy this issue as an e-book edition.

31st Bienal de São Paulo – free access to Afterall journal articles!

For the duration of ‘How to (…) things that don’t exist’, we are allowing free access to Afterall journal articles on or by ‘participants’ of the exhibition. Visit here to read them.