Art and the Moving Image Book Launch

Thursday 18 December 2008. 01:00 – Monday 21 September 2009. 01:00

Kuerfurstenstrasse 156
10785 Berlin

Gluehwein will be served

Art and the Moving Image: A Critical Reader
Tanya Leighton, ed.; Charles Esche, general ed; Tate, London, in association with Afterall, 2008.

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Art and the Moving Image Conference

Sunday 7 December 2008. 01:00 – Monday 21 September 2009. 01:00

BFI Southbank

For the past fifty years, the love/hate affair between art and cinema has triggered vital aesthetic, social and political responses that constantly renew the way we understand our age. This symposium traces the story from early spatial experiments with film and video technologies to the current widespread use of projected images in museums and galleries.

This event also marks the launch of the critical reader Art and the Moving Image. Series editor Charles Esche will introduce presentations (including short screenings) by a number of the authors: Sabeth Buchmann on Helio Oiticica's Quasi-Cinemas, Bruce Jenkins on Fluxfilms and William Kaizen on the changing status of video. The artist Chantal Akerman will present her own work. Esche will close the event by chairing an open discussion on Art and the Moving Image with the writer and LUX Assistant Director Mike Sperlinger.

Please book online at
Or call the BFI Box Office: +44 (0) 20 7928 3232
Tickets £15, concessions £11

Alighiero e Boetti Book Launch

– Tuesday 25 November 2008. 01:00

Italian Cultural Institute in London
39 Belgrave Square
London SW1X 8NX

To celebrate the launch of the latest title in Afterall's One Work series, Alighiero e Boetti: Mappa by Luca Cerizza, we are pleased to invite you to a special event at the Italian Cultural Institute in London, with a conversation between Luca Cerizza and Annemarie Sauzeau, Director of Archivio Boetti.

In 1971 Alighiero e Boetti commissioned Afghan embroiderers to create a map of the world, with each country bearing the colours and pattern of its flag. The commission grew into a large-scale series of maps produced over a period of twenty years in Kabul, Afghanistan and Peshawar, Pakistan. Each map tracked geopolitical changes throughout the world: the break-up of the Soviet Union, the unification of Germany, disputes over territories in the Middle East and regime changes in the Eurasian peninsula. In this new study of the work, Italian curator Luca Cerizza looks at it in relation to world events and the history of map-making, as well as to the contemporary art movements of Minimalism, Conceptualism and Arte Povera.

Afterall and The Showroom: New Event Series

– Saturday 25 October 2008.

Afterall and The Showroom, London, are pleased to announce a new ongoing series of seminars and events that take place at The Showroom alongside the publication of each issue of the journal. These aim to create a wider forum in which to collaboratively flesh out editorial content with a small group of participants, and to broaden the remit of the journal by bringing it into contact with other ideas, practices and debates.

The first seminar is dedicated to the work of Berlin-based filmmaker Hito Steyerl, whose work is featured in Afterall issue 19 (Autumn/Winter 2008). The seminar will involve the screening of two recent films by Steyerl, November (2004) and Lovely Andrea (2007), followed by a group discussion led by the artist around issues that will include the politics of representation and the articulation of protest through the moving image.

Making Strange: Rooftop Sci-Fi at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel

Thursday 14 August 2008. 01:00 – Friday 28 August 2009. 01:00

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Screenings are FREE and begin at 8:15 pm

To celebrate Afterall 18, please join us for a three-week rooftop series of sci-fi inspired films and artists videos screened atop the landmark Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. In the high season of summer blockbusters, this series presents low-fi cult features and artist videos that use elements of science fiction to cast new light on earthly struggles and everyday phenomena. Outer space is used as a metaphor for psychological inner space, post-apocalyptic futures and interplanetary utopias are imagined through the quotidian lens of social progress, and android life illuminates human dysfunction on Earth. <\p>

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Nought to Sixty Salon Discussion: Independent Criticism and Critical Discourse

– Monday 26 May 2008. 01:00

As part of Nought to Sixty, a programme of exhibitions and events at the ICA, London, Afterall will lead a discussion on the status of the independent voice within critical art discourse. The event will elaborate on current models for publishing on art, and the role of criticism in relation to these structures.

Participants in this discussion include Pablo Lafuente and Melissa Gronlund of Afteralll, Matthew Arnatt of Rachmaninoff's, Olivia Plender, artist and former editor of Untitled, and Daniel Jewesbury, artist and co-editor of Variant.

Entry to this event is free, but booking is required. Please contact the ICA box office on 020 79303647.

ICA Nash Room
The Mall

Screening of Andy Warhol's Blow Job

– Thursday 10 April 2008. 01:00

To celebrate the launch of the latest title in Afterall's One Work series, Andy Warhol: Blow Job by Peter Gidal, we are pleased to invite you to a special screening of Andy Warhol's 1964 film.

Drinks will follow the screening.

Tate Modern
Starr Auditorium
London SE1 9TG
£5 (£4 concessions), booking recommended

Art and Social Change Book Launch

– Friday 14 March 2008. 01:00

Launch of Art and Social Change, a critical reader edited by Will Bradley
and Charles Esche.

Nash and Brandon Rooms
Institute of Contemporary Art
The Mall
London SW1Y 5AH

During the launch we will be screening Nils Vest's Five Days for Peace (1978), a film about an intervention by the Danish street theatre collective Solvognen during the 1973 NATO summit in Copenhagen.

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Riddles of the Sphinx Screening

Friday 15 February 2008. 01:00 – Friday 15 August 2008. 01:00

Chelsea Programme, in partnership with Afterall, present Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen's Riddles of the Sphinx (1977, 92mins)

Banqueting Hall
Chelsea College of Art & Design
16 John Islip Street
London SW1P 4JU

This event will be introduced by Laura Mulvey.

Places are free, but need to be booked in advance. For bookings, please contact Sonya Dyer, Events Co-ordinator via - / 020 7514 7948

Bas Jan Ader: All is Falling

Thursday 4 May 2006. 01:00 – Thursday 24 September 2009. 01:00

Red Lion Square Lecture Theatre
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Southampton Row, London

Afterall, in conjunction with Camden Arts Centre, presents a film screening and panel discussion on the occasion of the exhibition 'Bas Jan Ader: All is Falling', and Jan Verwoert's Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous, a new publication by Afterall Books.

The discussion will be chaired by Andrea Phillips, MA Curating, Goldsmiths and will include Theo Tegelaers, De Appel and Jan Verwoert, a critic and writer on contemporary art and cultural theory.