Afterimage

A bimonthly magazine devoted to media art and cultural criticism for the photography, film, video and visual book community. Publishes feature articles of investigative reporting or scholarly research, interviews, essays, reviews of media arts publication

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 5, March-April

Ahmed Basiony: Media Artist or Martyr?
When I returned to Cairo in the summer of 2011. for the first time since the public revolution thai swept Egypt in January of that year, my first inclination was to visit Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo. It was the site where my family, like mam other...
Art in a Revolution: A Conversation with Lala Baladi
Egyptian-Lebanese artist Lara Baladi was born in Beirut, raised in Cairo and Paris, educated in London, and has lived and worked in Egypt since 1997. Baladi has worked in advertising, film and photography production management, radio broadcasting,...
Arts & Labor in the Age of Occupation
In the fifteen years I have been writing and publishing art criticism, I've seen a few shifts in the art world. There-was the rise of participatory art and social practice, and a version of these that flourished al biennials labeled "Relational Aesthetics;'...
Books
The Art of Immersion, by Frank Rose. W.W.Norton & Company/354pp./$ 16.95(sb). Conjugations: Marriage and Form in New Bollywood Cinema, by Sangita Gopal, University of Chicago Press/242pp./$ 22.50(sb). Consciouseness, by Christof Koch. The...
Celebrating Analog
Tacita Dean: FILM The Turbine Hall, Tate Modern London, U.K. October 11, 2011-March 11, 2012 Housed in a former power station designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the Tate. Modern benefits from an immense, five-story exhibition space known...
Creative Codes: A Conversation with Golan Levin
Though aptly dubbed the "godfather of creative code" and "Geek Superstar'' by techie art bloggers for his individual contributions to the digital arts. Golan Levin's work and interests have always had an inclusive and collaborative tone. So it will...
Dancing with Strangers: A Conversation with Laurel Nakadate
Laurel Nakadate is a master storyteller. The New York photographer and video artist, who grew up in rural Iowa, is in continual search of what is over (he next horizon. She has tossed used underwear out of a moving train, danced to Britney Spears in...
Double Take
Narrative Interventions in Photography J. Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles October 25, 2011-March 11, 2012 "An image is not a permanent referent for those mutable complexities of life which are revealed through it; its purpose is not to make...
Exhibition Catalogs
In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States, edited by Ilene Susan Fori, Tere Areq, and Jerri Geis; contributions by Dawn Ados, Maria Elena Buszck, Whitney Chadwick, el al. Published in conjunction with...
Glocal History
Prospect New Orleans: Prospect.2 New Orleans October 22, 2011-January 29, 2012 The phenomenon of a world-renowned city hosting an international art event for the purpose of wider public engagement with art dates back to the establishment of the...
Houses Divided
Broken Homes Momenta Art Brooklyn, New York December 9-January 22, 2012 The group exhibition "Broken Homes'" at Momenta Gallery in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn freatured artists from the United States and England who work in a...
Look, Listen, See
Ron Terada: Being There Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago November 5, 2011-January 15, 2012 focus: Sharon Hayes Art Institute of Chicago November 10, 2011-March 11, 2012 Conceptual art from the 1960s and '70s swept through The Windy...
Luminous Fields
Preternatural The Canadian Museum of Nature, St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts, and Patrick Mikhail Gallery Ottawa, Ontario, Canada December 9, 2011-February 12, 2012 The exhibition "Preternatural" dealt with a liminal conceptual space,...
Modes of Contemplation: The Art of Deceleration: Motion and Rest in Art from Caspar David Friedrich to AI Weiwei
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg Wolfsburg, Germany November 12, 2011-April 9, 2012 In 2006, the Kunsunuseum Wolfsburg was the first museum in Germany lo give all of its exhibitions the overarching (heme of "The pursuit ol modernism in the 21st century.v...
The Political Avant-Garde Repurposed
Lis Rhodes: Dissonance and Disturbance Institute of Contemporary Arts London, U.K January 25-March 25, 2012 Lis Rhodes's "Dissonance and Disturbance" exhibition recalls die feminist film movement with three installations, This is perhaps...
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