Autumn/Winter 2019

Afterall is pleased to present our anniversary issue 48, Autumn/Winter 2019 – ‘Looking Back, Looking Forward: 20 Years of Afterall’ – which reflects on changes and fractures in the art world over the last two decades of Afterall journal.


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.


‘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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