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Contexts

A Look Back at the Serpentine Marathons

A Look Back at the Serpentine Marathons

Melissa Gronlund

Following the recent Serpentine Gallery Memory Marathon in London, Melissa Gronlund considers the Serpentine Marathons as the epitome of an increasingly event-led culture.

Michael Asher

Michael Asher

Afterall co-founder Mark Lewis pays a tribute to Michael Asher, recalling his first encounter with his work and the lasting impression that it left on his way of looking at art.

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Reviews

Cara Tolmie: Chinese Whispers

Cara Tolmie: Chinese Whispers

John Douglas Millar

John Douglas Millar discusses the performances of emerging artist Cara Tolmie, in the context of the rejection of hyperbolic theory in answer to the question: what happens after postmodernism?

Nancy Buchanan: Ethical Provocations (photo essay)

Picture Essay

Nancy Buchanan: Ethical Provocations (photo essay)

Audrey Chan

Nancy Buchanan's practice posits the audience as participants in a conversation on the gendered body and the perils of commercialised spectatorship. Audrey Chan interviewed Buchanan in Los Angeles; this photo-essay maps her forty year career in her own words.

Mary Simpson: Leap/Linger

Mary Simpson: Leap/Linger

Isla Leaver-Yap

Mary Simpson's work discusses the intimacy of the bodily gesture and the oddly distancing close-up image; Isla Leaver-Yap looks at recent work.

Laure Prouvost: Excited in Slow Motion

Laure Prouvost: Excited in Slow Motion

Kathy Noble

Kathy Noble takes a disorientating journey with Laure Prouvost's newly commissioned film sequence and installations, at Spike Island and International Project Space.

Atlas: How to Carry the World on One's Back?

Atlas: How to Carry the World on One's Back?

Pedro de Llano

Via the curation of Georges Didi-Huberman, Pedro de Llano examines the impulse towards the association of images, from Aby Warburg's famous Mnemosyne Bilderatlas to Walid Raad's Atlas Group.

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