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Afterall Journal

Published twice a year, each issue of Afterall journal includes in-depth considerations of the work of contemporary artists, as well as essays on art history and critical theory.


Afterall, a journal of art, context and enquiry, was launched in 1999. Afterall offers in-depth analysis of artists’ work, along with essays that broaden the context in which to understand it.

The journal is published by Central Saint Martins in research and publishing partnership with M HKA, Antwerp; the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto; Museum of Art of São Paulo; and in association with The University of Chicago Press.

It was previously produced in association with California Institute of the Arts (2002–2009); Universidad Internacional de Andalucía arteypensamiento (2011–2014); the Smart Museum of Art and the Department of Visual Arts–Open Practice Committee, University of Chicago (2012–2015), the Art Gallery of Ontario (2016–18), and NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (2017–2020).

Editorial team


Elisa Adami
Amanda Carneiro
Nav Haq
Mark Lewis
Adeena Mey
Charles Stankievech
Chloe Ting

Editorial board

Elvira Dyangani Ose, Ntone Edjabe, Barbara Fisher, Vasif Kortun, Anders Kreuger, Ana Longoni, André Mesquita, Wanda Nanibush, Emily Pethick, David Teh, Christine Tohme

Institutional partners

M HKA, Antwerp and the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto.

Founding editors

Charles Esche
Mark Lewis

Copy editor

Janine Armin

Annual subscription

Subscribe to Afterall Journal for two new issues per year in print. Digital subscriptions are also available for digital access to our entire back catalogue.

M HKA (Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp) manages our subscriptions in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg (Benelux)Contact Sabine Herrygers via to make your subscription.

For the rest of the world, visit University of Chicago Press to start your subscription.


Afterall journal is distributed by Central Books, Disticor and the University of Chicago Press. If you are a shop and wish to stock Afterall journal, please use the following contact information

United Kingdom

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US & Canada


Rest of World

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