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Summer 2015, Issue 39

Afterall, a journal of contemporary art, provides a forum for analysis of art's context and seeks to inspire artists to see art as an agency for change. Each issue contains in-depth considerations of the work of contemporary artists, along with essays that discussing the work from various perspectives. The journal also features essays on art history and critical theory.
Issue 39 explores ideas of political and cultural self-determination, particularly of indigenous and diasporic communities. Through the work of artists Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Jill Magid as well as the collective Postcommodity, we will ask how artistic practice can articulate spaces for political dissent. In accompanying essays, São Paulo–based philosopher Peter Pál Pelbart ponders what resistance might consist of in these troubled times, while Christina Barton looks at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art’s inaugural exhibition in 1992, which surveyed the art of New Zealand, asking what 1990s debates on the relationship between indigenous and colonial cultures might contribute to contemporary discussions.

144 pages | 80 color plates | 7 1/2 x 11 3/4 | © 2015


Art: Art Criticism, Art--General Studies

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