One Work Book Launch: General Idea: Imagevirus

– Friday 10 December 2010. 01:00

To celebrate the launch of General Idea: Imagevirus, a new book by Gregg Bordowitz for Afterall Books' One Work series, Artists Space is hosting a discussion between Bordowitz and General Idea member AA Bronson.

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Exhibition Histories Book Launch and Discussion: Amsterdam

– Thursday 9 December 2010. 01:00

This event celebrates the launch of the Exhibition Histories series at the Temporary Stedelijk in Amsterdam.

Introduced by Sophie Berrebi (University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam) the event will lead into a public interview between Teresa Gleadowe (Afterall Books, London) and Seth Siegelaub (curator, Amsterdam), which will explore key issues in 1960s and 1970s exhibition practice. The afternoon will conclude with a round-table discussion with Charles Esche (Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven), Deborah Cherry (University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam), Teresa Gleadowe, Ann Goldstein (Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam), Christian Rattemeyer (Museum of Modern Art, New York) and Seth Siegelaub, moderated by Sophie Berrebi.

The launch will be held in the Auditorium, Stedelijk Museum, Paulus Potterstraat 13, 1071 CX Amsterdam. Entrance price: € 5.00 + valid ticket to museum.

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Exhibition Histories Book Launch: London

– Monday 29 November 2010. 01:00

Please join the Exhibition Histories editorial team for an informal book launch on Monday 29 November at Koenig Books, 80 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0BF.

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Exhibition Histories Book Launch: New York

– Friday 5 November 2010. 01:00

Join us at the Swiss Institute, at 495 Broadway, 3rd floor, for the first launch of the Exhibition Histories series on 5 November 2010. The launch includes a conversation between Lawrence Weiner, Rafael Ferrer and Keith Sonnier, moderated by Christian Rattemeyer.

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UNIA arteypensamiento: Movement in the Rank and File: Transfeminism, Queer Feminism, Depathologisation, Non-binary Discourses

Thursday 4 November 2010. 01:00 – Saturday 6 November 2010. 01:00

UNIA arteypensamiento is holding a conference and seminar, beginning from the need to consolidate and broaden the powers, processes and impulses of feminist movements, bearing in mind their needs and serving their theoretical and operational development.

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On Horizons: 2nd FORMER WEST Research Congress

Thursday 4 November 2010. 01:00 – Saturday 6 November 2010. 01:00

On Horizons: Art and Political Imagination is the name of the 2nd FORMER WEST Research Congress.

The congress revolves around the theoretical notion of the horizon, and its place within artistic production and political imagination today. Speakers include Julie Ault, Boris Buden, Lisette Lagnado, Peter Osborne and Shuddhabrata Sengupta.

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Dara Birnbaum at Tate Modern

– Tuesday 2 November 2010. 01:00

To celebrate the publication of Dara Birnbaum: Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman, a new book by T.J. Demos for Afterall's One Work series, Tate Modern is organising a programme of Birnbaum's groundbreaking video work. The programme restages, in part, on a 1980 screening at The Collective for Living Cinema that showed Mirroring, Control Piece and Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman among others. A discussion with Birnbaum and Demos will follow the screening.

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Book Launch - Marcel Duchamp: Étant donnés by Julian Jason Haladyn / Art Metropole

Saturday 8 May 2010. 01:00 – Thursday 8 April 2010. 01:00

Please join us to celebrate the launch of the latest title from the One Work series Marcel Duchamp: Étant donnés by Julian Jason Haladyn.

Art Metropole

788 King Street
West 2nd Floor
M5V 1N6
For further information on Afterall One Work titles see

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Art and the Social: Exhibitions of Contemporary Art in the 1990s / Symposium

– Friday 30 April 2010. 01:00

This symposium explored the social turn in exhibition-making in Europe and North America in the 1990s, looking at the part played by political activism, institutional critique and forms of socialisation influenced by the media and the moving image. Questioning labels such as 'Kontext Kunst', 'social engagement' and 'relational aesthetics', the participants discussed developments in recent contemporary exhibition history, including exhibitions staged outside of the art institution that engaged with site in the broadest sense. Speakers included Doug Ashford, Claire Bishop, Sabeth Buchmann, Charles Esche, Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt, Stéphanie Jeanjean, Renate Lorenz, Christian Philipp Müller and Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen.

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Afterall / The Showroom Seminar

– Saturday 27 March 2010. 01:00

The Showroom
63 Penfold Street
London NW8 8PQ

£5 entrance fee

In this seminar, Emily Wardill will discuss her new feature-length film, Game Keepers Without Game (2009) in conversation with the poet J.H. Prynne.

Game Keepers Without Game is based on the seventeenth-century play Life is a Dream (La Vida es Suena) by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. The film takes Calderón's story of an imprisoned prince and translates it into the context of contemporary London. The original's themes of morality, incarceration and truth resurface in Wardill's present-day narrative of a violent child, put up for adoption at an early age, who re-enters the family home as a teenager and a stranger.

J.H. Prynne studied at Cambridge and has taught there for some time. He has published twenty-nine collections of poems from 1968-2009, all but two reprinted in his Poems (2005), with another collection currently in press. Also there are a few extended commentary-essays: on the Han Chinese lyric, on a painting by Willem de Kooning, on a sonnet by Shakespeare and on a short poem by Wordsworth, and a lecture on 'Huts'. Recently he has been travelling in Nepal. Some fuller information can be found on websites.

Read a Guardian profile of J.H. Prynne here.

Emily Wardill is a London-based film-maker. She has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally, including solo projects at Spacex, Exeter (2009); ICA, London (2008); Fortescue Avenue/Jonathan Viner, London (2005 and 2006); and STANDARD (OSLO) (2008). Her work has been screened at the Art Now Lightbox, Tate Britain; the International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Witte de With, Rotterdam; and the London Film Festival. In 2008, Wardill was nominated for the Jarman Award and performed Life is a Dream at the Serpentine Gallery, London in 2007.

Read an interview between Wardill and curator Mike Sperlinger from Afterall's 'Artists at Work' series here.

Please email to reserve a place and to be sent the advance reading material selected by Wardill and Prynne.

Wavelength / The Drake Hotel

– Thursday 18 February 2010. 01:00

Wavelength, with Elizabeth Legge and Michael Snow

The Drake Hotel Underground, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto

FREE. No reserve seating available

Launching her new book in Afterall's One Work series, Elizabeth Legge introduces a screening of Michael Snow's legendary Wavelength (1967, 45 min.), considered one of the most important experimental films of all time. Wavelength will be followed by a Q&A with Michael Snow, and preceded by Snow's short film Standard Time (1967, 8 min).

Copies of the book Wavelength will be on sale and Legge will be available to sign them at the event.

Co-presented with The Drake Hotel.

'[This book] is a work rich in ideas meriting our attention.' Riccardo Censi, 'Elogio del falso movimento. Wavelength,' 14.01.2010, Il Manifesto newspaper, Italy