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

Alison Crawshaw

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


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.


A Jugendstil Bidet: Shelly Nadashi’s Objects of Value

E. C. Feiss

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


Exhibition Histories Talks: Clémentine Deliss – video online

Watch curator Clémentine Deliss discuss the 1995 exhibition ‘Seven Stories About Modern Art in Africa’ for the sixth in our series of talks analysing exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible for them.


Malak Helmy: Impossible Products of the Compound

Mia Jankowicz

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


‘“Magiciens de la Terre” Reconsidered, Part 5: Artists at Work, Filming Magicians’ – talk by Anselm Franke – audio online

Afterall Online features exhibition and book reviews, contextual and visual essays, interviews with artists, videos and more.



Exhibition Histories Talks: Jasia Reichardt – video online

Watch Jasia Reichardt in conversation with Afterall’s David Morris, discussing how artistic developments of the 1950s anticipated her curatorial work during the 1960s, for the fifth in our series of talks analysing exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible for them.


Exhibition Histories Talks: Ruth Noack – video online

Pablo Lafuente, Ruth Noack

Watch Ruth Noack in conversation with Afterall’s Pablo Lafuente, discussing curatorial projects that have been pivotal to Noack’s practice, for the fourth in our series of talks analysing exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible for them.

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Artists at Work


Artists at Work: Erika Vogt

Adam Putnam, Erika Vogt

Erika Vogt speaks to Adam Putnam about the overlapping articulation of object, image and film in her practice.


Artists at Work: Maryam Jafri

Marina Vishmidt

Maryam Jafri talks to Marina Vishmidt about her work in moving image and photography, reflecting upon masquerade, narrative and the contemporary possibilities of allegory.


Artists at Work: Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige

Chantal Pontbriand

Chantal Pontbriand talks to Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige about their recent film projects and the impact of new contemporary art platforms upon artistic practice in the Middle East.


Artists at Work: Chantal Akerman

Alaina Claire Feldman

Alaina Claire Feldman talks to Chantal Akerman about working across film-making, installation and writing, and the making of her recent video installation, Maniac Shadows.


Artists at Work: Alexandra Navratil

Jennifer Burris

Jennifer Burris talks to Alexandra Navratil about her slide and film installations currently at Kunstmuseum Winterthur, reflecting upon film colouring techniques, materiality and the magical fetishism of commodity production.


Artists at Work: Joan Jonas

Amy Budd

Amy Budd speaks to Joan Jonas about Draw Without Looking, her first online performance, and navigates her vast personal archive and enduring fascination with literary canons.

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Otwock, Poland: Site and Narrative

Tess Edmonson

Tess Edmonson visits Otwock, Warsaw and reflects on Mirosław Bałka’s initiative to bring international artists to his childhood home.


Eva Kotátková: Mental Armours

Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz

Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz reviews Eva Kotátková’s recent solo exhibition at Modern Art Oxford, reflecting upon her preoccupation with language as a corrective apparatus.

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