Spring 2015

Issue 38 looks at the appropriation of historical images and narratives in the work of Sharon Hayes, James Richards and R.H. Quaytman. Accompanying essays consider translation as an artistic strategy, the origins of the solo show and the European network L'Internationale.


Exhibition Histories Talks: WHW/What, How & for Whom – video now online!

On Wednesday 25 February 2015, Ivet Ćurlin from the Zagreb-based curatorial collective WHW/What, How & for Whom joined Afterall’s Line Ellegaard for the eighth in our series of talks analysing exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible for them.


Mike Kelley: Educational Complex

Mike Kelley’s Educational Complex (1995) presents forgotten spaces as subjective frames for trauma, real or imagined.


Notes Towards a History of the Solo Exhibition

João Ribas looks back upon the dissident origins of the monographic exhibition in the eighteenth century, prompting a re-evaluation of its critical potential.


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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Wendelien van Oldenborgh at The Showroom

The Showroom presents From Left to Night, a new commission by Wendelien van Oldenborgh and her first solo exhibition in London.

Read Emily Pethick and Sven Lütticken on Wendelien’s work in issue 29 of Afterall journal.

Christopher Williams at the Whitechapel

The first UK retrospective of Christopher Williams is on view at the Whitechapel Gallery until June 21.

Read Mark Godfrey in conversation with the artist and Martin Prinzhorn on Williams’s work in issue 16 of Afterall journal.

Carla Zaccagnini new exhibitions

Two new shows by Carla Zaccagnini are now open:
‘Elements of Beauty’ at firstsite, Colchester, and ‘Carla Zaccagnini and Runo Lagomarsino’ at Malmö Konsthall.

To read Emma Hedditch on Zaccagnini’s work on the Suffragettes’ attacks on art, visit here.