June 24, 2007 - Afterall - Launch of Afterall Issue 15
June 24, 2007

Launch of Afterall Issue 15

Afterall Issue 15
Spring/Summer 2007

Afterall is a journal of contemporary art published in London and Los Angeles. Each issue focuses on artists whose work we find compelling, alongside texts on artworks, exhibitions and critical issues that are particularly significant today. 

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Afterall Issue 15
Essays:
Dieter Roelstraete on ‘catastrophilia’
Pablo Lafuente on Contemporary Arab Representations
Lars Bang Larsen in conversation with Suely Rolnik
Artists: Jennifer Bornstein by Rachel Baum and Shepherd Steiner Richard Hawkins by Dominic Eichler and Michael Ned Holte Sanja Ivekovic by Natasa Ilic & Dejan Krsic and Katy Deepwell

Events, Works, Exhibitions:
Lane Relyea on Wolfgang Tillmans
Elena Filipovic on the Martha Rosler Library
Joshua Decter on General Idea’s AIDS Project
Charles Esche on Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen’s Riddles of the Sphinx

We are pleased to announce the publication of Afterall issue 15.

The current issue began with a general discussion of feminist art practice, and led to a debate around related themes — the complexities of presenting socio-political situations and artistic practice within a different time and context, and the variety of strategies that artists develop as means to self-representation. We chose to focus on Jennifer Bornstein, Richard Hawkins and Sanja Ivekovic as three examples of contrasting but complementary positions in relation to these questions. These artists’ perspectives are presented side-by-side with studies of single artworks — such as Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen’s Riddles of the Sphinx, the Martha Rosler Library and General Idea’s AIDS Project. We have also included texts considering general issues of representation, like Dieter Roelstraete’s discussion of the fascination with catastrophe, as well as essays on exhibition practice, such as Lane Relyea’s analysis of Wolfgang Tillmans’s use of installation techniques, Lars Bang Larsen’s conversation with Suely Rolnik about her curatorial approach to the work of Lygia Clark and Pablo Lafuentes enquiry into Catherine Davids Contemporary Arab Representations. These texts, we hope, offer a variety of ways to consider art in relation to issues of representation – of women, of political subjects and of art and the artists themselves.

Issue 15 is now available in bookshops across Europe, North America and worldwide.

For more information on Afterall or to subscribe, visit our website www.afterall.org

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