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.


Charlotte Prodger: microsphaeric howard hughes heaven movie

Jenny Brownrigg attends a performance by Charlotte Prodger and reflects upon the modes of attention it produces.


Mike Kelley: Educational Complex

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


R.H. Quaytman: Paratexts and Palimpsests

Richard Birkett finds a subversive literary methodology in R.H. Quaytman’s ordering of paintings into chapters, and the production of related paratexts and publications.


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.


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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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.

‘What Is the Contemporary?’

We are pleased to announce a free public seminar with Peter Pál Pelbart at The Showroom, London based on a reading of his text from the forthcoming issue 39 of Afterall journal. For more information visit Afterall Events.