Call for Papers: The LYC Museum & Art Gallery and the Museum as Practice

– Sunday 21 October 2018. 00:45

On the 6–7 March 2019, University of the Arts London and the Paul Mellon Centre for the Studies in British Art are convening a symposium on the LYC Museum & Art Gallery (LYC Museum), an exhibition space located in the village of Banks astride Hadrian’s Wall that showcased the work of more than 320 artists between 1972 and 1983. Transforming dilapidated farm buildings into a hyperactive space for art, the LYC Museum was the single-minded effort of artist Li Yuan-chia (1929–94), whose initials gave the museum its name.

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Afterall Journal Launch Issue 46 and Discussion Event ‘Premises for Burmese Contemporary Art’

– Saturday 20 October 2018. 14:00

On the occasion of the publication of Afterall journal issue 46, ‘Reconstruction: Performance and Collective Action’, we are pleased to host a launch event at Lokanat Galleries, Yangon on Saturday 20 October 2018.

Using Yin Ker’s essay ‘Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? Premises for Burmese Contemporary Art’ as a catalyst, the event will discuss the complexities of the Burmese contemporary art scene. The event will include a public conversation between the author and the artist Po Po, whose voice and insights were foregrounded in the text alongside Min Thein Sung, Tun Win Aung & Wah Nu. The second part of the event includes presentations by Ana Bilbao (Afterall Reseach Centre) and Anca Rujoiu (NTU CCA Singapore), members of Afterall journal's editorial team who will introduce their research on artists' initiatives.

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Book Launch: Artist-to-Artist: Independent Art Festivals in Chiang Mai 1992-98

– Friday 19 October 2018. 16:00

On the occasion of the publication of Artist-to-Artist: Independent Art Festivals in Chiang Mai 1992–98, on Friday 19 October the book’s editors David Teh and David Morris will be in conversation with curator Gridthiya Gaweewong to address the multiple histories of Chiang Mai Social Installation, co-organised with Chiang Mai Art Conversation and Jim Thompson Art Center.

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Exhibition Histories Talks: David A. Bailey

– Thursday 18 October 2018. 19:00

We are pleased to announce the sixteenth 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 October, artist and curator David A. Bailey will be in conversation with editor and researcher Louis Hartnoll discussing ‘Mirage: Enigmas of Race, Difference and Desire’ which took place at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London in 1995. Opening up the two-month exhibition to include a series of artworks, performances, film screenings and an extensive discursive programme, ‘Mirage’ sought to interrogate the legacy of Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks and its core themes of anti-colonialism, psychoanalysis, philosophy and critical race theory.

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Histories of Chiang Mai Social Installation

– Thursday 18 October 2018. 15:00

On the occasion of the publication of Artist-to-Artist: Independent Art Festivals in Chiang Mai 1992–98, on Thursday 18 October the book’s editors and contributors will address the multiple histories of Chiang Mai Social Installation in Chiang Mai, co-organised with the Chiang Mai Art Conversation. The event will include presentations by Uthit Atimana, David Morris and David Teh and a performance by Narumol Thammaprusa and a group of children. It will be held in both English and Thai.

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Art and Decolonization

Thursday 18 October 2018. 10:00 – Friday 19 October 2018. 17:30

Our first joint seminar in our 2018–19 collaboration with Museu de Arte de São Paulo will explore the topic of Art and Decolonization. The seminar will provide a forum where cultural theorists, curators and artists from South America, Africa, the United States and Europe can raise questions and formulate proposals for the reinterpretation of exhibitions and museum collections in non-canonical and decolonised ways.

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Gregg Bordowitz in conversation with Glenn Ligon – Glenn Ligon: Untitled (I Am a Man) (1988), Tate Modern

– Tuesday 29 May 2018. 18:30

We are pleased to announce that on Tuesday 29 May at Tate Modern, London, Gregg Bordowitz will be launching his latest One Work book that focuses on Glenn Ligon’s iconic Untitled (I Am a Man) (1988).

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Gregg Bordowitz in conversation with Glenn Ligon – Glenn Ligon: Untitled (I Am a Man) (1988), Whitney Museum

– Monday 30 April 2018. 18:30

We are pleased to announce that on Monday 30 April Gregg Bordowitz will be in conversation with Glenn Ligon at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. For this event, Bordowitz will draw on his recently-published One Work book that focuses on Ligon’s iconic Untitled (I Am a Man) (1988) and its relevance to representations of self, race and gender.

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Art Context and Enquiry: A Conversation with Afterall

– Saturday 17 March 2018. 11:00

On the 17th of March, Afterall Publishing Director Caroline Woodley will join André Mesquita of MASP, Brazil, in conversation, looking back at how Afterall has worked in partnership since its foundation to develop and expand its core research strands, the potential scope of the new collaboration with the Public Programs at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo and their shared interest in art, politics and activism.

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UAL Research Fortnight

Monday 5 March 2018. 10:00 – Friday 16 March 2018. 18:00

Research Fortnight is a two week programme of over 80 events, artist talks, screenings, symposiums, workshops and more, in and around all the University of the Arts London colleges. Throughout the fortnight a display of Afterall publications will be on show in the Central Saint Martins' Library, alongside a series of specially curated cabinets representing research produced and developed within CSM.

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Afterall Journal Launch Issue 44 ‘Ethno-Aesthetics and Institutions’

– Wednesday 28 February 2018. 18:30

We are pleased to announce the launch of issue 44 of Afterall Journal at Scrap Metal in Toronto. This event will include a screening of Pia Arke's 1996 video Arktisk hysteri (Arctic Hysteria), followed by a conversation between Director of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto Charles Stankievech and curator Candice Hopkins, both contributing editors to Afterall Journal.

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Exhibition Histories Talks: Maria Thereza Alves and Don Genaro Amaro Altamirano

– Saturday 10 February 2018. 15:00

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

Following on from issue #43 of the Afterall journal, on Saturday 10 February Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves and museum director Don Genaro Amaro Altamirano will be in conversation with editor and researcher Ana Bilbao discussing Alves’s 2012 project The Return of a Lake. Produced in collaboration with the Museo Comunitario del Valle de Xico, Mexico, The Return of a Lake explored questions of ecology, indigenous land rights and the community museum as a site of resistance.

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Symposium ‘It Begins With a Story: Artists, Writers, and Periodicals in Asia’

Thursday 11 January 2018. 09:00 – Saturday 13 January 2018. 18:00

Join us for a three-day symposium organised by Asia Art Archive in collaboration with The Department of Fine Arts at The University of Hong Kong. The symposium aims to explore how periodicals have fostered conversations around art and emergent forms of visuality in twentieth-century Asia. Speakers will include Afterall Co-founder Charles Esche, National Gallery Singapore Curator Phoebe Scott and Beijing-based Independent Critic and Curator LI Xianting.

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Afterall Window Display and Christmas Promo Code

Wednesday 1 November 2017. 10:00 – Friday 5 January 2018. 18:00

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 and quote promo code CSM17 before the 15th January 2018.

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