Charlotte Prodger: microsphaeric howard hughes heaven movie

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


The Doorman

Our Literal Speed considers the Museum of American Art within a history of changing notions of art and attitudes towards it.


Mike Kelley: Educational Complex

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


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.


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 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.

Constanze Ruhm and Laura Mulvey at Central Saint Martins

Join us on Wednesday 25 March for a conversation between Constanze Ruhm and Laura Mulvey on projection as both a cinematographic mechanism and a psychoanalytic concept. Ruhm and Mulvey will consider how digital technologies may shift our understanding of projection itself and other key concepts of film theory and practice. For more information visit Afterall Events.

Bouchra Khalili, ‘Foreign Office’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

A new project by Bouchra Khalili, produced in Algeria and made up of films, photographs and documents will open at the Palais de Tokyo on Wednesday 18 February.

To read Nick Aikens on Khalili’s video trilogy The Speeches Series (2012–13) visit here.