Artists at Work: Barbara Visser

Tanja Baudoin talks to Barbara Visser about how her works reappear and transform over time.


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.


Reimagining Ceremonies: A Conversation with Postcommodity

Bill Kelley, Jr speaks to Postcommodity about how their use of duration, sound and collaboration refracts the representation of identity.


Exhibition Histories Talks: WHW/What, How & for Whom – video online

On Wednesday 25 February 2015, Ivet Ćurlin from the Zagreb-based curatorial collective WHW/What, How & for Whom joined Afterall’s Line Ellegaard for the eighth in our series of talks analysing exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible for them.


Mike Kelley: Educational Complex

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


Center for Historical Reenactments: Is The Tale Chasing Its Own Tail?

Khwezi Gule surveys the work of the Center for Historical Reenactments, studying their twofold impulse to revive the past and stage their own death.

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Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz at Kunsthalle Wien

Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz are presenting three film-based works at Kunsthalle Wien as part of the Vienna Biennale 2015.

To read more about the film-makers, see Gregg Bordowitz's essay 'Repetition and Change: The Film Installations of Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz' in issue 31.

Alfredo Jaar at mac, Marseille

The musée d'art contemporain de Marseille presents ‘Nous l'avons tant aimée, la révolution’ (‘We Loved it so Much, the Revolution’), the first major exhibition of Alfredo Jaar’s work in a French museum.

To read more about Alfredo Jaars practice, see the interview by Francisco Godoy Vega included in the Exhibition Histories book Making Art Global (Part 2): ‘Magiciens de la Terre 1989.

Afterall issue 39 out now!

The Summer 2015 issue of Afterall looks at noise and confusion in the work of Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Jill Magid, Postcommodity and the Center for Historical Reenactments. Peter Pál Pelbart reflects on contemporaneity, while accompanying essays offer detailed studies of Iniva in London and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. Browse through the contents here, or subscribe to get your copy.