A Pressing Necessity

Gavin Everall considers the ambitions of independent publisher Copy Press, reflecting upon the political gestures of Days of Surrender by Jaki Irvine and Pure Means by Yve Lomax.



Thomas Hirschhorn: Deleuze Monument

In this generously illustrated book, our latest in the One Work series, Anna Dezeuze examines Deleuze Monument (2000), the second in Thomas Hirschhorn’s series of four Monuments, and its relation to ‘scatter art’ and participatory art in the 1990s.



David Schutter: The Lingua Franca of Painterliness

Josephine Halvorson reflects on David Schutter’s recent work, questioning what currency might remain in a shared language of paint.



Midnight Dreams: The Tragedy of a Lone Revolutionary

Anita Dube, a member of the Radical Association, reflects on the now mythic figure of K.P. Krishnakumar and his particular, ill-fated attempt to marry Marxist thought with artistic practice.



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.



Ger van Elk in conversation with Charles Esche and Steven ten Thije, 5 April 2009

Ger van Elk has died aged 73. His passing is a great loss to the Dutch and international art world and we are remembering him by making an interview from our first Exhibition Histories book available here.

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‘Martha Rosler: The Bowery’ at the Lethaby Gallery, London

Afterall is presenting an exhibition of Martha Rosler’s The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems (1974–75) at the Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, until 25 October. The work is accompanied by archival material related to the recent One Work title by Steve Edwards and Luminous Books, who will be selling a selection of books chosen in collaboration with Rosler for the exhibition’s duration. For more information visit Afterall Events.

31st Bienal de São Paulo – free access to Afterall journal articles!

For the duration of ‘How to (…) things that don’t exist’, we are allowing free access to Afterall journal articles on or by ‘participants’ of the exhibition. Visit here to read them.