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The City and its Moving Images
Hypertopia: a Lecture by Francesco Casetti

Reserve a seat for Hypertopia – a lecture by Francesco Casetti and the first public event of The City and its Moving Images, a new collaboration between Afterall and the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image.

This Friday 3 May, at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Casetti will explore the ways in which the experience of cinema is always the experience of a place and discuss the contemporary condition of the moving image, its re-emergence architecturally and topographically, and its changing viewing conditions in the cinema and elsewhere. 

For more information visit Afterall Events. Admission free but booking essential. To secure a place email

The Invisible Community: Disappearance and Collectivity in the TAZ

'... a momentary utopian space, either physical or virtual, where a band of individuals can operate freely and autonomously without a hierarchy of rule-makers, in support of each other and where they can essentially become invisible to a governing body.'

In a new article for Afterall Online. Nickolas Calabrese reflects upon Hakim Bey's Temporary Autonomous Zone and its bearing on collectives from Bernadette Corporation to Occupy.

Image: Peter Lamborn Wilson, 1622 Déjà vu (Mars, Oggun), 2012, mixed media, detail. Courtesy the artist and 1:1, New York

Charles Esche and Pablo Lafuente: São Paulo Biennial 2014

'The deep human dissatisfactions with the crude domination of logistic efficiency and financial management is felt everywhere across the planet. This is not to blame logistics but to say that we need other propositions and imaginations of how we value, cherish and love.'

We are pleased to announce that Afterall co-director Charles Esche will curate the São Paulo Biennial 2014 with a team including Afterall editor Pablo Lafuente. Esche has been looking closely at the 1998 edition of the biennial for an upcoming Afterall Exhibition Histories book and Afterall will be involved in developing the seminars that will precede the exhibition opening in September 2014. Esche says he plans to commission works that deal with aspects of life that are not accounted for in the current common sense analysis of our world. To read more about his plans visit Afterall Events.

Image: Raul Loureiro and Rodrigo Cerviño Lopez, poster for the XXIV Bienal de São Paulo, 1998, detail 

Spring 2013 issue – e-book edition now available

We are very pleased to launch a new e-book edition of Afterall journal. The current issue is already available to all subscribers as an e-book. The Spring 2013 issue looks at image-making through the work of Saloua Raouda Choucair, David Claerbout, Ahlam Shibli, James Welling and Pae White. 

Subscribe to Afterall to receive full electronic access to our back issues, plus three new issues per year in print, on the web and in the new e-book edition. Visit the University of Chicago Press website or email to subscribe.


Narendra Raghunath
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