April 21, 2006 - Afterall - April 2006
April 21, 2006

April 2006

Afterall Issue 13
April 2006

Afterall is a journal of contemporary art published twice a year in London and Los Angeles. In each issue the editors select five artists whose work we find compelling, with the idea that the juxtaposition of very different bodies of work adds to the interpretation and understanding of each practice. 

This spring Afterall has also launched Afterall Books. For more information please visit mitpress.mit.edu/afterall

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

Center for Land Use Interpretation
Essays: Michael Holte and Christy Lange
Sora Kim
Essays: Doryun Chong and Hou Hanru
Yayoi Kusama
Essays: Yuko Hasegawa and Lynn Zelevansky
Aïda Ruilova
Essays: Ingrid Chu and Barry Schwabsky
Taro Shinoda
Essays: Tobias Berger and Yukie Kamiya

Contextual essays: Nuraini Juliastuti Moelyono and the Endurance of Arts for Society Jon Bywater Interrupting Perpetual Flight: a Local Practice of Locational Identification

We are pleased to announce the publication of Afterall issue 13, which focuses on the work of Center for Land Use Interpretation, Sora Kim, Yayoi Kusama, Aïda Ruilova and Taro Shinoda. The choice of artists for this issue responds to the belief that, in the current globalising art economy, the typical colonial structure of centre and periphery allows only for a fetishised response to the world. With that in mind, we have attempted to offer a narrative that allows for productive collisions between different notions of art production and its function.

The issue begins in Southern California with Center for Land Use Interpretations ambivalently cast, apparently impersonal investigations of the man-altered landscape. In contrast, Taro Shinoda offers a more poetic reflection on various modes of meaning laid on the land, from the formalities of the Japanese rock garden to the skein of energy points envisaged by systems like feng shui. Sora Kim also uses ancient ordering systems to organise her work, recasting universal methods as determinedly local. Equally driven to use cultural systems, Yayoi Kusama and Aïda Ruilova explore psychologised interior space, seeking order in the various obsessive traits associated with pattern and repetition.

Afterall is a journal of contemporary art published twice a year in London and Los Angeles. In each issue the editors select five artists whose work we find compelling, with the idea that the juxtaposition of very different bodies of work adds to the interpretation and understanding of each practice.

This spring Afterall has also launched Afterall Books. For more information please visit mitpress.mit.edu/afterall

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

Related
Share
More
Afterall
Share - April 2006
  • Share
Close
Next