November 3, 2010 - Afterall - Issue 25 out now
November 3, 2010

Issue 25 out now

Issue 25
Autumn 2010

Artists: Zoe Leonard, Zelimir Zilnik, Judith Hopf, Rabih Mroué
Essays: Visual Politics in Argentina, Project Exhibitions of the 1990s, Karl Holmqvist’s What’s My Name?

We are happy to announce the launch of Afterall issue 25. This issue looks at strategies of recording, documentation and performance within diverse political landscapes—from New York to Lebanon to Berlin to the former Yugoslavia—that offer a critical take on existing modes of social organisation.

In the contextual essays, Ana Longoni considers the visual strategies of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and other activists who opposed the Argentinean dictatorship. As part of Afterall’s participation in FORMER WEST, Marion von Osten considers the legacy of the ‘project exhibitions’ of the 1990s on the relation between art and labour, exploring the types of publics these might create.

In the artists’ section, Boris Buden and Branislav Dimitrijevic revisit the work of Yugoslavian Black Wave film-maker Zelimir Zilnik and the postmodern turn that his work reveals about the Communist Party from the 1960s to now.

Tom McDonough and Sophie Berrebi look at Zoe Leonard‘s work, seeing her series Analogue as a model of reclamation and reuse that parallels artistic practice.

Kaelen Wilson-Goldie and Juan A. Gaitán assess Rabih Mroué‘s collaborative performance and video practice, framing it as a new conceptualisation of theatre, adaptation and spectatorship. These essays are accompanied by Mroué’s 2002 text ‘The Fabrication of Images’.

Sabeth Buchmann and Tanja Widmann examine Judith Hopf‘s idiosyncratic objects in relation to her formative context—1990s Berlin—and for what they say about how we understand jokes and joke-making.
Finally, Melissa Gronlund analyses the relationship between poetry and performance in Karl Holmqvist‘s practice, and explores his undermining of established forms of identity.

Issue 25 can be purchased in bookshops across the UK, Europe and America, and at the upcoming NY Art Book Fair. For more information on Afterall or to subscribe, visit our website:
Afterall is also happy to announce the launch of three new books: in our One Work series, Gregg Bordowitz on General Idea: Imagevirus and T.J. Demos on Dara Birnbaum: Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman and the launch of the Exhibition Histories series with Exhibiting the New Art: ‘When Attitudes Become Form’ and ‘Op Losse Schroeven’ 1969, with a main essay by Christian Rattemeyer. More information on these books can be found here:

Afterall journal is published by Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design London, in partnership with M HKA, Antwerp and UNIA arteypensamiento, Seville and is distributed by the University of Chicago Press.

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