Mia Jankowicz reviews ‘Lost Referents of Some Attraction’, Malak Helmy’s recent exhibition at Sharjah Art Gallery, New Cairo.
Saul Anton visits the Whitney Biennial and asks how a museum can productively survey today’s different modes of art making.
Catherine Sicot talks with Candelario and Aurélie Sampeur about LASA, their art collective and residency programme in San Agustín, a suburb on the outskirts of Havana.
Watch video documentation of Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer and Bruce Hainley discussing the subject of our recent One Work book, Lee Lozano’s Dropout Piece.
Tess Edmonson visits Otwock, Warsaw and reflects on Mirosław Bałka’s initiative to bring international artists to his childhood home.
Afterall Online features exhibition and book reviews, contextual and visual essays, interviews with artists, videos and more.
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.
On the occasion of a London retrospective of Peter Nestler's films, Martin Brady discusses the alternative portrait of post-War Europe conjured by his fifty-year-long documentary oeuvre.
David Everitt Howe writes on the tension between form and discourse in Martin Beck's practice, suggesting that it critically mimics current neo-formalist trends in art.
On the occasion of de Appel's opening exhibition in its new premises, Nick Aikens reflects on the potential and limitations of sanctioned subversion.
How, and why, is the Greek art scene resisting the crisis? Sara Kuhnt analyses recent transformations in Greek cultural politics and asks for how long can the current spirit of solidarity last.
Marcelline Block traces contemporary representations of homelesness back to their foundations in literature, philosophy and cinema, in her review of the exhibition 'Where Do We Migrate To?'
How is ‘endurance performance’ to be interpreted against the backdrop of the current financial crisis? Ellen Feiss considers re-performance as labour in Marina Abramović’s recent projects.
Agata Pyzik traces the history of former Soviet architecture to show how the architects of the Eastern Bloc have turned into the architects of Capitalist Realist skyscrapers and glass towers.
Lynne Cohen in conversation with Mona Hakim
An email conversation between Pae White and Jim Isermann
Audrey Chan in conversation with Matt Keegan
Monique Prieto in conversation with Thomas Lawson
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.
Kathy Noble takes a disorientating journey with Laure Prouvost's newly commissioned film sequence and installations, at Spike Island and International Project Space.
Jennifer Burris discusses Allan Sekula's The Forgotten Space, a film essay that describes the maritime world in relation to the complex symbolic legacy of the sea. Accompanied by a video excerpt with Sekula, Benjamin Buchloh and David Harvey.
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.
Mike Sperlinger looks at the trajectories of photographers Chauncey Hare and Marianne Wex to question how much attention an artist must - or should - pay to his or her career.
Monika Szewczyk considers vague and absent images in relation to Lidwien van de Ven's current exhibition at Bloomberg SPACE.
Cerith Wyn Evans's installation at Bergen Kunsthall casts a mysterious spell, with pulsating columns of light, fragments of poetry and an otherworldy musical creature..