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Afterall Film Club
Dexter Dalwood: Tuesday 22 May 18.30-21.00

We are pleased to announce that Dexter Dalwood will chair the second meeting of the Afterall Film Club. Dalwood will introduce a film of his choice, which will be discussed following its full screening.

Dexter Dalwood uses found imagery to create compelling paintings layered with reference. Often described as a contemporary history painter he has stated, 'I'm interested in how you can paint real subjects. That was something that wasn't convenient for modernists, and was written out of painting.' 

Afterall Film Club is free and takes place eight times a year at CSM's new building. Artists and writers scheduled to chair the club include Mark Leckey and Nina Power. To join the club and book a place email On receipt you will be sent a confirmation email with access details.

The Many Returns of Socialist Realism

Whatever happened to the architecture of the Eastern Bloc?

Agata Pyzik traces the history of former Soviet architecture to show how the architects of the Eastern Bloc have turned into the architects of Capitalist Realist skyscrapers and glass towers in a new article on Afterall Online.

Image: Milihouse Latakia, Olympic centre in Latakia, Syria, 1987. Designers: Wojciech Zabłocki (architecture, urban planning), in cooperation with Aleksander Haber and Henryk Roller (urban planning), Andrzej Ryba (stadium) and Jacek Kwieciński (swimming pools). Photograph: W. Zabłocki, 1987. Courtesy south of eastwest

Artists at Work: Doug Rickard

I perceived a certain sort of menace, a natural disrespect – the height of the camera, the blurred out faces, the imperfections, all of these things heightened the atmosphere. I was looking for a broken America, the inverse of the American dream.

Doug Rickard's photography appropriates imagery of US suburbs found in Google Street View. Siobhán Bohnacker discusses Rickard's social critique and questions the role of the photographer in a new interview. Visit Afterall Online to read this and more specially commissioned content. 

Image: Doug Rickard, 83.016417-Detroit-MI, 2009, 2010, archival pigment print. From the series A New American Picture (2006-10). Courtesy the artist and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

MRes Art: Exhibition Studies
Deadline for applications - 30 June 2012

MRes Art: Exhibition Studies, run by Afterall's editorial team, is accepting applications for its second academic year. Located at the new campus of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in King's Cross, the course examines how contemporary art exhibitions shape the way art is both seen and made. Visiting lecturers have included art historian Claire Bishop and Roger Buergel, curator and artistic director of documenta 12. The application deadline is 30 June 2012. To learn more about the course, please visit the MRes Art: Exhibition Studies course page

Image: John Sturrock


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