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.



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.



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.



The Gulch Between Knowledge and Experience: Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument

Kari Rittenbach probes the political economy of Thomas Hirschhorn’s 2013 monument in the South Bronx.



Lee Lozano: Dropout Piece

Lee Lozano’s Dropout Piece (begun c.1970) is one of her most challenging and elusive works. First and foremost, it is the name Lozano gave to her self-imposed transformation from art world insider to outsider. It is also a large-scale action carried out with lifelong, indeed posthumous, consequences.

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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.

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.