Afterall Window Display and Christmas Promo Code

Monday 5 December 2016. 01:01 – Wednesday 4 January 2017. 01:01

To coincide with our exhibition in the Window Galleries at Central Saint Martins, you can now claim 20% off a subscription to Afterall journal for a limited time. To claim this discount, simply email subscriptions@press.uchicago.edu or visit The University of Chicago Press website here and quote promo code AFTX6 before 20 January 2017.

This code is valid for a 20% discount on 'print and e-book' and 'e-book only', and does not include postage.

Exhibition Histories Talks: David Toop

– Thursday 24 November 2016. 01:00

We are pleased to announce the twelfth in our series of talks analysing and contextualising exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible, co-organised with Whitechapel Gallery, London.

On 24 November 2016 musician, author and curator David Toop will be in conversation with writer and editor David Morris on the topic of ‘Sonic Boom: The Art of Sound’, which took place at the Hayward Gallery, London in 2000. Drawing together practitioners across improvised music, performance, sound design and the visual arts, the presentation of ‘sound combined with visual art’ in ‘Sonic Boom’ has been identified as the first major UK exhibition of sound art.

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Dublin Art Book Fair

Thursday 10 November 2016. 01:01 – Sunday 13 November 2016. 01:01

Afterall will be at the sixth edition of the Dublin Art Book Fair presented at the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios in Dublin from the 10 November to the 13 November 2016.

The Dublin Art Book Fair is a venue for artists, writers and publishers to feature new releases and present their publications. The fair welcomes over 50 established and emerging publishers in a large-scale event delivered over four days dedicated to the appreciation of printed work. A vibrant programme of informal conversations, workshops, readings, performances and artist-led programmes will take place over the weekend.

Dublin Art Book Fair
10 - 13 November 2016

Thursday 10 November, 6-9pm
Friday 11 - Saturday 12 November, 11-8pm
Sunday 13 November, 12-6pm

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
5-9 Temple Bar
Dublin 2
Ireland

Regions of the Contemporary: Transnational Art Festivals and Exhibitions in 1990s Southeast Asia

Saturday 5 November 2016. 01:00 – Monday 7 November 2016. 01:00

Join us for this three-day symposium to reflect on critical events for transnational contemporary art across Southeast Asia in the 1990s. Informed by recent archival research undertaken into Chiang Mai Social Installation (CMSI), an artist-initiated festival held in northern Thailand (see Simon Soon's essay in the upcoming issue of Afterall), we propose three key questions for discussion:

  • How did CMSI, and gatherings like it, inform and displace the more deliberate, institutional pictures of a region propagated elsewhere, for example by large triennials in Brisbane and Fukuoka?
  • If Southeast Asia was still peripheral to the art world’s centres in the 1990s, its artists decisively joined that world during that decade, experimenting with art forms — performance, site-specific installation, participatory and so-called relational practices — that had special currency in the burgeoning global art circuit. But what was their currency within the region itself?
  • Enquiries framed as ‘exhibition histories’ may be able to do better justice to the specific local conditions of art’s presentation and reception, but were exhibitions the critical junctures that precipitated post-national contemporary art, or were they the means to other ends?

This symposium will examine the forms and contexts of artistic and curatorial practice, the modes of organisation, and the importance of artist-to-artist relationships across an emergent Southeast Asian art world in the 1990s.

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Exhibition Histories Talks: Art and Technology – Catherine Wood

– Thursday 20 October 2016. 01:00

Afterall and Arts Catalyst are pleased to announce two talks developed as part of Afterall’s Exhibition Histories series and presented within Arts Catalyst’s current season ‘9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering Revisited, 1966/2016’. Using the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the renowned 1966 events and the founding of Experiments in Art and Technology, the talks will reflect on the histories of art and technology in performance, on transdisciplinary collaboration and the influence of the 1960s on contemporary art today.

Catherine Wood, Senior Curator, International Art (Performance) at Tate, will host an evening of screenings, showing films of Robert Rauschenberg’s Open Score and Yvonne Rainer’s Carriage Discreteness, both works produced as part of ‘9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering in 1966’. The screenings will be followed by an informal talk from Wood reading both pieces as well as the broader practice of Rauschenberg and Rainer within the context of dance.

This event builds on Wood’s ongoing interest and in-depth knowledge on both artists practice, having curated the critically acclaimed retrospective ‘Yvonne Rainer: Dance Works’ at Raven Row in 2014 and as co-curator of the forthcoming ‘Robert Rauschenberg Retrospective’ at Tate Modern, opening in December 2016.

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Exhibition Histories Talks: Art and Technology – Jeremy Millar

– Thursday 13 October 2016. 01:01

Afterall and Arts Catalyst are pleased to announce two talks developed as part of Afterall’s Exhibition Histories series and presented within Arts Catalyst’s current season ‘9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering Revisited, 1966/2016’. Using the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the renowned 1966 events and the founding of Experiments in Art and Technology, the talks will reflect on the histories of art and technology in performance, on transdisciplinary collaboration and the influence of the 1960s on contemporary art today.

Artist Jeremy Millar will host an evening screening of the film documenting John Cage’s performance Variations VII., produced as part of ‘9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering’. Millar will then contextualise the piece in relation to Cage's broader practice and related works.

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Biennials, Triennials, and documenta and Cultural Anthropophagy Joint Launch

– Monday 10 October 2016. 01:01

Biennials, Triennials, and documenta and Cultural Anthropophagy joint launch with Anthony Gardner and Pablo Lafuente

Join us for the joint launch of Biennials, Triennials, and documenta: The Exhibitions that Created Contemporary Art, by Anthony Gardner and Charles Green, and Cultural Anthropophagy: The 24th Bienal de São Paulo 1998, co-edited by Lisette Lagnado and Pablo Lafuente at The Showroom, London.

Gardner and Lafuente will be joined by Yaiza Hernández to consider the increasing emergence of large-scale, international exhibitions against the context of neoliberal globalisation. The case studies included amongst this trajectory – such as the second Bienal de Habana (1986), the Whitney Biennial (1993) and Documenta 11 (2002) – and an analysis of the growing roles of sponsors, philanthropists and biennial directors, help illustrate the burgeoning global, political and cultural concerns that accompany art today. Placing the 24th Bienal de São Paulo (1998) within such a history, including its emphases on ‘contamination’ and ‘cannibalisation’, will provide the opportunity to test how its particular approach complicates or complements art’s shifting conditions of production, curation and display.

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Issues at White Flag Projects

Friday 30 September 2016. 01:01 – Saturday 1 October 2016. 01:01

Afterall will be participating, alongside a selection of publishers and art periodicals, in the fall iteration of Issues at White Flag Projects. Issues will open with a reception on Friday, September 30 from 6–8 PM, and will continue on Saturday, October 1 from 12–5 PM. Established in 2006, White Flag Projects is a non-for-profit art institution based in Missouri.

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The Curatorial Conundrum: with Paul O'Neill and Lucy Steeds

– Thursday 21 July 2016. 01:01

Please join us for the London launch of The Curatorial Conundrum: What to Research? What to Study? What to Practice?, edited by Paul O’Neill, Lucy Steeds and Mick Wilson.

Steeds and O’Neill will be joined by Gerrie van Noord and other contributors to reflect on some key concerns of the book, focussing on the implications of the rapid expansion of curatorship as an intellectual field in recent decades. As well as the emergence of a proliferation of academic programmes and research methods, this has raised questions about exhibition-making itself and the politics of production, display, and distribution. The Curatorial Conundrum looks at the burgeoning field of curatorship and tries to imagine its futures.

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Towards Visibility: Exhibiting Contemporary Drawing 1964–1980

– Wednesday 22 June 2016. 01:01

Afterall invites you to a study event at London’s Drawing Room to mark publication of Towards Visibility: Exhibiting Contemporary Drawing 1964–1980. For discussion of the critical shows that contributed to the integration and changing status of drawing within the UK and Europe, Julie Enckell Julliard, editor of this book, will be joined by contributors Noor Mertens, Curator Modern & Contemporary Art, Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam and Lucy Steeds, Editor for Afterall’s Exhibition Histories book series.

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the Drawing Room website.

MISS READ: The Berlin Art Book Fair

Friday 10 June 2016. 01:01 – Sunday 12 June 2016. 01:01

This weekend, Afterall will be participating, alongside a selection of 200 publishers, art periodicals, artists and authors, in Miss Read: The Berlin Art Book Fair at Akademie der Künste Berlin. Founded in 2009, Miss Read is one of Europe’s leading Art Book Festivals, dedicated to community-building and creating a public meeting place for discourse around artists’ books, conceptual publications and publishing as practice.

Admission is free and more information about the event is available on their website.

AFTERALL BENEFIT DINNER & AUCTION

– Thursday 2 June 2016. 01:01

Please help to secure the future of Afterall by joining us at the

AFTERALL BENEFIT DINNER & AUCTION

Bidding is now open! Funds raised will be dedicated to commissioning and publishing new writing, and to providing annual student bursaries and placements.

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‘Global Indigenous?’ Charles Esche, Gerald McMaster and Wanda Nanibush in conversation

– Tuesday 5 April 2016. 01:01

Please join us at the University of Toronto for a discussion between Gerald McMaster, Wanda Nanibush and Charles Esche. The speakers will address questions surrounding decolonisation and sovereignty in the local context, and investigate the potentials and problems in connecting international and local questions of indigeneity.

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‘Cultural Anthropophagy: The 24th Bienal de São Paulo 1998’, Rio de Janeiro Book Launch

– Saturday 2 April 2016. 01:01

Please join us at the School of Visual Arts at Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro for the Brazilian launch of Cultural Anthropophagy: The 24th Bienal de São Paulo 1998.

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Exhibition Histories Talks: Lubaina Himid

– Thursday 3 March 2016. 01:01

We are pleased to announce the eleventh in our series of talks analysing and contextualising exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible, co-organised with Whitechapel Gallery, London.

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Symposium: ‘How Institutions Think’

Wednesday 24 February 2016. – Saturday 27 February 2016.

Join us at LUMA Arles this Wednesday for a four-day international symposium that will focus on different concepts of institution and forms of institutional practice.

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Patricia Lee in conversation with Briony Fer – Sturtevant: Warhol Marilyn

– Monday 22 February 2016. 01:01

We are pleased to announce that on Monday 22 February Patricia Lee will be in conversation with Briony Fer at Central Saint Martins discussing the work of Elaine Sturtevant. For this event, Lee will be drawing from her One Work book Sturtevant: Warhol Marilyn which focuses on how Sturtevant's work reveals a decisive shift in thinking about artistic authorship and the originality of the contemporary artwork.

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Three Letter Words: Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey in conversation

– Wednesday 27 January 2016. 01:01

Please join us at Tenderbooks for a conversation event organised by Three Letter Words with Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey – one half (with David Reinfurt) of Dexter Sinister, and one third (with Reinfurt and Angie Keefer) of the publishing/archiving platform The Serving Library.

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John Miller in conversation – Mike Kelley: Educational Complex

– Wednesday 27 January 2016. 01:01

Please join us at The New York Public Library for a conversation with John Miller, Johanna Fateman, Nicolás Guagnini, Piper Marshall and Howard Singerman. Miller will discuss Mike Kelley’s artwork Educational Complex (1995), an architectural model of every school Kelley attended.

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