– Thursday 18 April 2019. 19:00
We are pleased to announce the seventeenth in our series of talks analysing and contextualising exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible, co-organised with Whitechapel Gallery, London.
On Thursday 18 April, artist and curator Charles Gaines will be in conversation with Afterall editor Louis Hartnoll and writer and researcher John Tain discussing ‘The Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism’. Opening at the Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine in 1993, ‘The Theater of Refusal’ foregrounded questions of structural racism by juxtaposing works by African-American artists with their reception in mainstream arts criticism. First proposed by Gaines in 1989 and developed through extended dialogue and debate, this multi-faceted exhibition articulated a theory of counter-marginality.
Afterall Journal Launch Issue 47 with a Conversation between Naeem Mohaiemen and Charles Stankievech
– Monday 29 April 2019. 18:30
On the occasion of the publication of Afterall journal issue 47, ‘Situated Practices and Conditioned Positions’, we are pleased to host a launch event at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design in Toronto on Monday 29 April 2019. Devised by the editorial team in Singapore and Istanbul in the last year, the issue looks at practices that encounter fragments and facets of histories otherwise not seen or told, complicating the understanding of ever-changing alliances of powers and world orders.