Afterall: Art, Context and Enquiry
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October 1917, and its immediate aftermath of artistic and cultural experimentation, set the terms of the great twentieth and twenty-first century debates around art’s autonomy and its political ‘commitments’. The fundamental argument in the wake of the Russian Revolution – which, according to the Gregorian calendar, took place in November 1917 – that art and culture could, through education and enlightenment, influence the course of history, seems ever more pertinent today, in the context of new cultural and media phenomena that powerfully influence ‘public opinion’, governance and, indeed, elections.
As part of October: The Great Experiment, we are pleased to announce the following events:
David Campany offers an account of Jeff Wall’s move from a Conceptual approach towards an engagement with the idea of a singular (rather than serial) picture. Wall’s Picture for Women is an attempt to relate the spectatorial demands of the 1970s to modernist pictorial art.