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.
Alaina Claire Feldman talks to Chantal Akerman about working across film-making, installation and writing, and the making of her recent video installation, Maniac Shadows.
Line Ellegaard considers the strategies at play in an exhibition that reinterprets Århus Rapport 1961–1969, an anthology of experimental artistic activities in 1960s Denmark.
Carlos Garrido Castellano reviews Gregory Sholette’s 2017 book Delirium and Resistance, using examples of activist organisations and projects to discuss questions of praxis in Sholette’s artistic, political and theoretical work.
In a preview of the forthcoming issue 40 of Afterall journal, we are pleased to make available a new essay by Sven Lütticken, who outlines a theory of mediated life from nineteenth-century barricades to twenty-first century occupations.
Doug Rickard’s photography appropriates imagery of American suburbs found in Google Street View. In this interview Siobhán Bohnacker questions the role of the photographer and discusses Rickard’s social critique.
María Iñigo-Clavo reflects on a recent exhibition that revisited the political and aesthetic responses to the AIDS crisis.
T.J.Demos discusses the industry of death through an examination of the recent work of Oreet Ashery.
Jenny Brownrigg attends a performance by Charlotte Prodger and reflects upon the modes of attention it produces.
We are pleased to announce the launch of issue 44 of Afterall Journal at Scrap Metal in Toronto. This event will include a screening of Pia Arke's 1996 video Arktisk hysteri (Arctic Hysteria), followed by a conversation between Director of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto Charles Stankievech and curator Candice Hopkins, both contributing editors to Afterall Journal.
Thursday 14 August 2008.
Thursday 21 August 2008.
Thursday 28 August 2008.
Screenings are FREE and begin at 8:15 pm
To celebrate Afterall 18, please join us for a three-week rooftop series of sci-fi inspired films and artists videos screened atop the landmark Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. In the high season of summer blockbusters, this series presents low-fi cult features and artist videos that use elements of science fiction to cast new light on earthly struggles and everyday phenomena. Outer space is used as a metaphor for psychological inner space, post-apocalyptic futures and interplanetary utopias are imagined through the quotidian lens of social progress, and android life illuminates human dysfunction on Earth. <\p>
Mandrake Bar, La Cienaga Blvd, Los Angeles
To celebrate the launch of Afterall issue 14 and Afterall Online, Lane Relyea will offer art lovers tips on how to best appreciate such recent masterpieces of relational aesthetics as Urban Outfitters stores, retro hotel lobbies, boutique-style bank branches and other retail outlets, not to mention hip art bars like the Mandrake.
Aïda Ruilova will be screening her video works Oh No, You're Pretty, Um, Let's Go, OK, Alright and Tuning.
AA Bronson co-founded the seminal art collective General Idea in 1969. This interview, conducted in June 2010 by artist Sissu Tarka, centres on historical and contemporary alternative approaches to schooling and art education.