June 20, 2008 - Afterall - Issue 18 Out Now
June 20, 2008

Issue 18 Out Now

Issue 18 is available now

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Afterall Issue 18
Summer 2008

Essays:
Ruth Noack and Roger M. Buergel on documenta 12
Dieter Lesage on Dutch governmentality

Artists
Cameron Jamie
by Edwin Carels and Elizabeth Janus
William Pope.L by Rodney McMillian and Nato Thompson
Sturtevant by Belinda Bowring and Bruce Hainley / Sturtevant
Javier Téllez by Michèle Faguet and Melissa Gronlund

Events, Works, Exhibitions:
Ian White on 9 Scripts from a Nation at War
Pablo Lafuente on Jeroen de Rijke and Willem de Rooij’s Mandarin Ducks
Boris Buden on Dušan Makavejev’s W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism

We are pleased to announce the publication of Afterall issue 18.

In this issue of the journal, Ruth Noack and Roger M. Buergel look back on documenta 12, elaborating on the concept of the migration of form and offering their first extended reflection on the exhibition. Dieter Lesage considers the notion of governmentality — which he points out was key to Noack and Buergel’s exhibition series ‘Die Regierung’ — in his analysis of Dutch immigration policies: what is the process by which one becomes a citizen today, and specifically in the Netherlands, a nation that prides itself on tolerance?

The theme of the outsider is a recurrent thread throughout the artist’s essays in this issue: visible in, for example, Cameron Jamie’s studies of folk and popular culture rituals, from the Krampus Christmas tradition in Austria to backyard wrestling in Southern California. William Pope.L, in performances, flyers and installations, examines what it means to be black in America as well as the semiotic structures on which racial difference is based. Javier Téllez questions the definition of madness and modes of marginalisation in his collaborative performances. Finally, analyses of Sturtevant’s work offer different perspectives on her work, alternative to those given through the prism of appropriation.

In the back section, three texts examine critical approaches to film practice: Ian White looks at 9 Scripts from a Nation at War, which was most recently seen in documenta 12; Pablo Lafuente examines strategies of interpellation in Jeroen de Rijke and Willem de Rooij’s Mandarin Ducks; and on the 50th anniversary of Wilhelm Reich’s death, Boris Buden reconsiders Dusan Makavejev’s film W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (1971) in relation to the post-communist condition.

Afterall journal is co-published by Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London and the School of Art at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, in association with MuHKA, Antwerp.

We would also like to announce the publication of two new titles in Afterall Books’ One Work series: Andy Warhol: Blow Job by Peter Gidal and Alighiero e Boetti: Mappa by Luca Cerizza; as well as a new Afterall Reader, published by Tate and edited by Tanya Leighton, on Art and the Moving Image.

For more information on the One Work series, please visit mitpress.mit.edu/afterall

To order Afterall Readers published by Tate please visit www.tate.org.uk/shop/product.do?id=34613

Issue 18 can be purchased in bookshops across the UK, Europe and America.
For more information on Afterall or to subscribe, visit our website: www.afterall.org

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