Hi, everyone! Happy first day of summer!
This week I wanted to talk a bit about Afterall, one of the many art titles we subscribe to. Its focus centers on current artist-rooted theory as well as contemporary artists. The name comes from that of the research and publishing entity that produces it, along with several other titles that concern art, artists, the art market, and exhibitions in historical context.
“Afterall”, which describes itself as a research center at University of the Arts, Central St. Martins, London, began publishing its namesake journal in 1998. Its focus has always been contemporary art, artists, and the theoretical and physical contexts within which they work. Originally it was designed to cover 3-5 artists per issue, with critical reviews from several reviewers alongside contemporary press reviews. It has expanded its subject matter to include exhibitions that influence art and the art scenes in locales around the world. The center has published books on these topics as well.
The collective “Afterall” has published a variety of books, videos, and online content as well as the journal by their name. The journal Afterall is published twice a year.