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.



Not Quite Shame: Embarrassment and Andrea Büttner's 'Engel der Geschichte'

Positing embarrassment as inherent to critical judgement, Louise O’Hare writes on how Andrea Büttner’s work both invites and probes affective response.



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.



How did we get here and where do we go?: ‘Elements’ at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014

Alison Crawshaw visits Rem Koolhaas’s exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale reflecting upon his fetish for obsessive expertise.



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.

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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.

Thomas Hirschhorn in conversation with Anna Dezeuze at Central Saint Martins, London

Join us on Saturday 18 October for a conversation between Thomas Hirschhorn and Anna Dezeuze, the author of the latest title in our One Work series, Thomas Hirschhorn: Deleuze Monument. Admission is free, but please email events@afterall.org to reserve your seat and receive access details. Visit here for more information.

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

Afterall presents 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.