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. 42, No. 5, March-April

10th Lianzhou Foto Festival
LIANZHOU, CHINA NOVEMBER 21-DECEMBER 22, 2014 Ten years is a long time in the life of a photography festival. It indicates perseverance on the part of the festival's directors and backers. It also indicates the festival's acceptance in the greater...
Bernhard Hosa: ... like a Phantom Limb
Bernhard Hosa: ... Like a Phantom Limb ... GALERIE RAUM MIT LICHT VIENNA NOVEMBER 13--DECEMBER 19, 2014 The temptation to ascribe precise character traits to certain physical appearances is deeply rooted in history. For the ancient Greeks,...
Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art
Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art By Andrew V. Uroskie/The University of Chicago Press/2014/288 pp./$90.00 (hb), $30.00 (sb) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] At one point in Between the Black Box and the White...
Books
Akira Kurosawa, by Peter Wild. Reaktion Books/207 pp./$16.95 (sb). Argentine, Mexican, and Cuatemalan Photography: Feminist, Queer, and Post-Masculinist Perspectives, by David William Foster. University of Texas Press/197 pp./$65.00 (hb). Cinema,...
Conflict, Time, Photography
Conflict, Time, Photography TATE MODERN LONDON NOVEMBER 26, 2014-MARCH 15, 2015 Coinciding with the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, Tate Modern's latest photographic blockbuster addresses the photography of conflict at an interesting...
Exhibition Catalogs
Aaron Siskind: Another Photographic Reality, by Gilles Mora. Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at Pavilion Populaire, Montpellier, France, Nov. 28, 2014-Feb. 23, 2015. University of Texas Press in association with the Center...
Liz Deschenes: Gallery 7
Liz Deschenes: Gallery 7 WALKER ART CENTER MINNEAPOLIS NOVEMBER 22, 2014-NOVEMBER 22, 2015 Over the course of the twentieth century, the condition of photography was solidified as the medium that could best capture a moment in time. What...
Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar
Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar ZKM CENTER FOR ART AND MEDIA KARLSRUHE, GERMANY DECEMBER 13, 2014-APRIL 6, 2015 The first notification one receives upon entering the kinky tech hall of Lynn Hershman Leeson's retrospective Civic Radar...
People's Biennial 2014
People's Biennial 2014 MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT SEPTEMBER 12, 2014-JANUARY 4, 2015 People's Biennial at the Woodward Gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) housed seventeen freestanding structures that, according...
Position as Desired: A Conversation with Kenneth Montague
Kenneth Montague, a curator and collector based in Toronto, is the founder and director of Wedge Curatorial Projects. Since 1997, Montague has been exhibiting photo-based work with a strong focus on work that explores black identity and the African...
Re-Collection: Art, New Media, and Social Memory
Re-Collection: Art, New Media, and Social Memory By Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito The MIT Press, 2014 297 pp./$35.00 (hb) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito begin their comprehensive guide to the problems and...
Savage Preservation: The Ethnographic Origins of Modern Media Technology
Savage Preservation: The Ethnographic Origins of Modern Media Technology By Brian Hochman/University of Minnesota Press/2014/312 pp./$82.50 (hb), $27.50 (sb) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] American anthropological practice during the heyday of the...
Steve Sabella: Independence
Steve Sabella: Independence MEEM GALLERY DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES OCTOBER 28-DECEMBER 6, 2014 In the Middle East, one's identity is often defined by a passport. When someone mentions a country or place, a mental image of that location...
Takedown Notice: A Conversation with Paolo Cirio
Paolo Cirio is a conceptual artist whose work, while often based on digital networks and presented on the internet, is more concerned with underlying social structures than with the affect and aesthetics of the internet. Cirio's work tends to be text-...
The Artist as Debtor: A Conference about the Work of Artists in the Age of Speculative Capitalism
NEW YORK CITY JANUARY 23, 2015 Within the law there is a type of debt, incurred through wickedness, that cannot be dissolved--debt that arises from fraud, willful and malicious injury, or wrongful death cases, for instance--transgressions meriting...
The Intervals of Cinema
The Intervals of Cinema By Jacques Ranciere Verso, 2014 154 pp./$24.95 (sb) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Intervals of Cinema brings together essays written by Jacques Ranciere between 2001 and 2010, which were published together for the...
The New Town
The New Town is a series of photographs made throughout 2013 that examine an idealized planned community in the American Midwest. The images were made by accessing a publicly available, networked CCTV camera that was installed by the town's developer...
You Could Get Used to It: Susan Sontag, Ariella Azoulay, and Photography's Sensus Communis
the war was long you get used to it --Zbigniew Herbert, "Mr. Cogito Reads the Newspaper" On March 20, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., about sixty people gathered at Times Square in New York City. Standing across from a glimmering white Sephora sign and just...
Yvonne Todd: Creamy Psychology
Yvonne Todd: Creamy Psychology CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND DECEMBER 6, 2014-MARCH 1, 2015 Two of Wellington's public galleries devoted the entirety of their respective spaces to solo exhibitions by New Zealand artists...
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