Building Social Interdependency: Gluklya’s Feminist Practice

Through reviewing Gluklya’s recent exhibition at the Van Abbemuseum, Ana S. González Rueda analyses the artist's feminist approach to collaborative practices.


Spring/Summer 2019

Afterall is pleased to present issue 47, Spring/Summer 2019. Featuring the work of Gülsün Karamustafa, Naeem Mohaiemen and Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Afterall 47 considers ‘Situated Practices and Conditioned Positions’.


‘Frida Orupabo and Arthur Jafa – Medicine for a Nightmare’

In response to the exhibition ‘Frida Orupabo and Arthur Jafa– Medicine for a Nightmare’, Shama Khanna considers the mediation of violence and black pain in the art world’s white spaces.


Exhibition Histories Talks: Charles Gaines – video online

Charles Gaines was joined by Louis Hartnoll and John Tain to discuss ‘The Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism’, an exhibition that foregrounded questions of structural racism by juxtaposing works by African-American artists with their reception in mainstream arts criticism

Cover image, Walker Evans: Kitchen Corner by Olivier Richon


Walker Evans: Kitchen Corner

Olivier Richon provides a detailed examination of Walker Evans’s now-iconic 1936 photograph Kitchen Corner; in doing so he reveals an unexpected set of visual and literary associations that lie beneath the surface.


History Now: Notes on Ellen Cantor: A history of the world as it has become known to me

In light of the recent publication, Ellen Cantor: A history of the world as it has become known to me, Sabeth Buchmann examines the politically prescient work of Ellen Cantor.

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In Memory of Okwui Enwezor

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Okwui Enwezor, whose thoughts and practice have been a continual inspiration for Afterall. Through publications such as Nka, landmark exhibitions including Documenta11 and 'The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945–1994', and his critical, creative and historical writings, he has transformed the field of contemporary art as a global forum. His influence is incalculable, and will continue to inspire many generations to come.