Bouchra Khalili’s ‘The Speeches Series’: A Reflection from Europe

Nick Aikens discusses the pertinence of Bouchra Khalili’s film trilogy considering the recent successes of right wing nationalist parties in Europe.


Janice Kerbel: Diagramming Desire

Anna Lovatt shows how Janice Kerbel’s work uses the formal device of the diagram to move between the austere and the sensuous.


Mike Kelley: Educational Complex

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


On Connecting Past and Present: ‘Aarhus Rapport’ at Kunsthal Aarhus

Line Ellegaard considers the strategies at play in an exhibition that reinterprets Århus Rapport 1961–1969, an anthology of experimental artistic activities in 1960s Denmark.


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.


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.

Afterall is a research and publishing organisation that focuses on contemporary art.

Public Assets: Common Practice Conference, London

On Friday 6 February, at Central Saint Martins, speakers including Jesús Carrillo, Kodwo Eshun, Charlotte Higgins, Maria Lind, Andrea Phillips and Lise Soskolne will address the ways in which it is possible to assert a non-financialised ethos within the current funding landscape of the arts.

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Janice Kerbel at ‘Plastic Words’, Raven Row, London

A composition from Janice Kerbel’s Doug (2014) will be performed at Raven Row, London in January 2015 as part of ‘Plastic Words’, an events series quarrying the space between literature and art. More information here.

Janice Kerbel was featured in our most recent issue. For the duration of the series you can read Anna Lovatt on Diagramming Desire and Tom McDonough on Killing the Workers for free here.