Afterall: Autumn Winter 2010, Issue 25 by Nuria Enguita Mayo, Pablo Lafuente, Dieter Roelstraete

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By Nuria Enguita Mayo, Pablo Lafuente, Dieter Roelstraete

"Afterall" is a magazine of paintings, context, and inquiry that provides in-depth attention of the paintings of latest artists from worldwide, besides essays that set the paintings in a broader context. Articles on paintings heritage and important concept utilized to paintings around out each one quantity. "Afterall" is written via students - yet with an eye fixed towards the final reader who's drawn to the location of artwork and artists in our international. factor 25 is equipped round examinations of how of having a look and commemorating. The essays on artists during this factor tackle the images of Zoe Leonard, the gadgets and movies of Judith Hopf, the flicks of Yugoslavian Black Wave director Zelimir Zilnik, and the paintings of Lebanese artist Rabih Mroue, whereas broader items examine the classy dimensions of protest and commemoration below the Argentine dictatorship, the good fortune of 'project exhibitions' within the Nineties, and the sculptural poetry of Karl Homqvist.

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Everything. Rabih: Wow, all that? The budget and the production are not my business. Censorship and originality, fine. 1 Saneh explains that she is concerned about the relationship between their work and a certain film. Mroué asks for a description of their approach. A free adaptation? A source of inspiration? ‘I cannot explain it this way,’ Saneh responds. Mroué asks for a broad outline and says, as an aside, that he 1 has, in fact, seen the film in question, and found it very beautiful. From there, Saneh runs through the decisions she and Mroué made to distinguish their work from the film.

Com/journal/view/83 (last accessed on 3 August 2010). 64 | Afterall Fighting the Imperative It is thus not surprising that current socio-economic changes have brought forth debate on the artist or the cultural producer as a new political subject. Especially when this figure of innovation is used to further reduce governmental responsibilities and the entrepreneurially oriented self-optimisation of the individual becomes the norm. 25 The problem of one’s own involvement in the current normative change becomes even clearer when the self-organised creative professions are attributed central significance for economic growth, as in the talent-led economy proposed by British Prime Minister Tony Blair during his time in office.

Therefore the project itself came into being under working and production conditions very similar to those documented, analysed and criticised in the exhibition. But the practice developed in making the show radically questions the assumptions of the neoliberal commodity economy, even or precisely because it finds itself in the antagonism between radical critique and the current, normative transformation. Its criticism was directed towards three specific discourses on knowledge production: the disciplinary division and elitism of theory production; 66 | Afterall These transversal practices can also be detected in current governmental initiatives, for example in the institutionalisation of artistic knowledge production in university research; the adoption of modes of institutional critique in so-called ‘New Institutionalism’; or in projects funded by local or national governments in which art takes over the role of social work (in programmes such as ‘community work’).

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