The Gulch Between Knowledge and Experience: Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument

Kari Rittenbach probes the political economy of Thomas Hirschhorn’s 2013 monument in the South Bronx.



From Narcissism to the Dialogic: Identity in Art after the Internet

Melissa Gronlund discusses the changes in the way identity is represented in current film and video work, particularly of the post-internet generation.



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.



Thomas Hirschhorn in conversation with Anna Dezeuze – video online

On Saturday 18 October 2014 we launched our recent One Work book, Thomas Hirschhorn: Deleuze Monument with this dialogue between Thomas Hirschhorn and Anna Dezeuze.



The Joy of Meta: On the Museum of American Art

Moving away from the idea of the unique work, Steven ten Thije demonstrates how the Museum of American Art tells a story about art and its specific narratives in the twentieth century, rather than being a museum of art itself.



Lee Lozano: Dropout Piece

Lee Lozano’s Dropout Piece (begun c.1970) is one of her most challenging and elusive works. First and foremost, it is the name Lozano gave to her self-imposed transformation from art world insider to outsider. It is also a large-scale action carried out with lifelong, indeed posthumous, consequences.

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Issue 37 out now!

The Autumn/Winter issue of Afterall journal looks at issues of connectivity and the role of the museum in the contemporary age. Artists featured include Boris Charmatz, Juan Downey, Janice Kerbel, the Museum of American Art and Otobong Nkanga. Contextual essays address the representation of identity in post-internet art, the Museum of African Art in Belgrade and the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in Chicago. Subscribers can now access all the articles online here, or download our e-book edition. If you haven't yet subscribed, you can subscribe here, or buy this issue as an e-book edition.

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.