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Contexts

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.

The Aesthetics of Migration

The Aesthetics of Migration

Marcelline Block

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?'

Endurance Performance: Post-2008

Endurance Performance: Post-2008

E. C. Feiss

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.

The Many Returns of Socialist Realism

Picture Essay

The Many Returns of Socialist Realism

Agata Pyzik

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. 

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Artists at Work

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Reviews

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.

Black, White and Grey Matters

Black, White and Grey Matters

Monika Szewczyk

Monika Szewczyk considers vague and absent images in relation to Lidwien van de Ven's current exhibition at Bloomberg SPACE.

Cerith Wyn Evans: Reference and Ventriloquism

Cerith Wyn Evans: Reference and Ventriloquism

Louise O'Hare

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..

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