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.


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.


Sharon Hayes Sounds Off

Julia Bryan-Wilson explores the politics of listening in Sharon Hayes’s video installations Parole (2010) and Ricerche: three (2013), suggesting that her attention to embodied speech — and the lack thereof — articulates a ‘queer desire for history’.


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.

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.