November 2, 2007 - Afterall - Issue 16 Out Now
November 2, 2007

Issue 16 Out Now

Issue 16
Autumn/ Winter 2007

Y to Barrada
Essays: Rasha Salti and Nadia Tazi
Gillian Carnegie
Essays: Barry Schwabsky and
Monika Szewczyk
Ulrike Ottinger
Essays: Hildegund Amanshauser,
Homay King and Eva Meyer
Christopher Williams
Essays: Martin Prinzhorn and Mark Godfrey

Jeff Wall on depiction, object and event
Anthony Huberman against information

Events, Works, Exhibitions:
Peter Osborne on Chris Gilbert’s resignation
Claire Barliant on Jenny Perlin’s Transcript
Lars Bang Larsen on Palle Nielsen’s The Model
– A Model for a Quantitative Society

We are pleased to announce the publication of Afterall issue 16.

This issue opens with a new essay by Jeff Wall that proposes a historical account for the current diversity of approaches within contemporary art practice. The work discussed in subsequent pages ranges from Ulrike Ottinger’s filmic explorations of the tension between fiction and documentary to Yto Barrada’s and Christopher Williams’s work with photographic evidence and construction, as well as Gillian Carnegie’s reflections, through painting, on the possibilities of depiction. The discussion of these artists’ work is complemented by three essays on examples of artistic and curatorial practice, addressing the relationship between artforms and political critique.

This issue marks the beginning of a new partnership with MuHKA, the Museum of Modern Art in Antwerp. Afterall now incorporates the quarterly visual culture journal AS, and curator and writer Dieter Roelstrate has joined as an editor. Afterall journal is co-published by Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London and the School of Arts at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles.

Issue 16 will be launched at REDCAT, Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theatre, Los Angeles on Tuesday 13 November from 7:45pm with a screening of Ulrike Ottinger’s Madame X: An Absolute Ruler. For tickets, please call +1 213 237 2800.

Issue 16 is available in bookshops across the UK, Europe and America.

Online subscription offers include discounted copies of Afterall Books. This season’s new titles are Yvonne Rainer: The Mind is a Muscle by Catherine Wood and Fischli and Weiss: The Way Things Go by Jeremy Millar. For more information on these and other titles, please visit

Afterall Books has recently produced Art and Social Change, edited by Will Bradley and
Charles Esche, published and distributed by Tate Publishing. For more information,
please visit

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