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.



Gendered Transformations: Carla Zaccagnini's 'Elements of Beauty'

Emma Hedditch looks at Carla Zaccagnini’s recent book on the Suffragettes’ attacks on art, reading their iconoclastic actions as aesthetic gestures.



A Jugendstil Bidet: Shelly Nadashi’s Objects of Value

Ellen Feiss reflects upon the allegories of commodification to be found in Shelly Nadashi’s recent solo exhibition.



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.



Malak Helmy: Impossible Products of the Compound

Mia Jankowicz reviews ‘Lost Referents of Some Attraction’, Malak Helmy’s recent exhibition at Sharjah Art Gallery, New Cairo.



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.

Harun Farocki 1944–2014


To mark the sad news of Harun Farocki’s passing we have made freely available our essays on his practice: ‘Harun Farocki: Film-maker, Artist, Media Theorist’ by Thomas Elsaesser and ‘Production Pattern Associations: On the Work of Harun Farocki’ by Jan Verwoert.

‘Zachary Cahill: Snow’ at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Zachary Cahill’s solo exhibition at MCA Chicago is open until 28 September. Cahill and Philip von Zweck discussed The Artist as Double Agent in our most recent issue. You can read it here.