On Thursday 18 September 2014, Helmut Draxler joined Afterall’s Helena Vilalta for the seventh in our series of talks analysing exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible for them.
Josephine Halvorson reflects on David Schutter’s recent work, questioning what currency might remain in a shared language of paint.
Gavin Everall considers the ambitions of independent publisher Copy Press, reflecting upon the political gestures of Days of Surrender by Jaki Irvine and Pure Means by Yve Lomax.
Alison Crawshaw visits Rem Koolhaas’s exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale reflecting upon his fetish for obsessive expertise.
Ger van Elk has died aged 73. His passing is a great loss to the Dutch and international art world and we are remembering him by making an interview from our first Exhibition Histories book available here.
Ellen Feiss reflects upon the allegories of commodification to be found in Shelly Nadashi’s recent solo exhibition.
Afterall Online features exhibition and book reviews, contextual and visual essays, interviews with artists, videos and more.
Liz Park looks at the complex relationships between author and producer in her report on the conference 'Institutions by Artists', held in Vancouver earlier this year.
Josefine Wikström discusses how Tate Modern’s programme ‘Art in Action’ brings the museum up to date with recent trends in artistic practice and questions the economics behind this move.
On 22 November 2012, we launched the most recent addition to Afterall’s One Work series, Infinity Mirror Room — Phalli’s Field, with a conversation between the author Jo Applin and art historian Briony Fer. You can watch a video recording of the event here.
Following the recent Serpentine Gallery Memory Marathon in London, Melissa Gronlund considers the Serpentine Marathons as the epitome of an increasingly event-led culture.
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.
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
Lucy Reynolds reflects on Lis Rhodes's convergences and overlappings of sound and image, text and voice, in her current exhibition at the ICA, London.
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'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'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.