Issue #7 of Afterall will be turned into an exhibition curated by Charles Esche, featuring artists Kenneth Anger, Jeremy Blake, The Handsome Family, Jutta Koether and Richard Wright. This issue pivoted around the idea of the gothic as both the dark side (of artistic behavior) and complex visual patterning.
curated by Charles Esche
April 27 - May 21, 2005
The Handsome Family
Wed, April 27, 6-8 pm
Exhibition opening + performance by Jutta Koether
Thu, April 28, 2-4 pm
Seminar Imagine Resistance led by Charles Esche
Sat, April 30, 2-3:30 pm
Screening of 16mm Kenneth Anger films
Wed, May 11, 6:30-8 pm
Talk by Jan Verwoert Bring on the Devil
Afterall, the magazine, is a semi-annual critical journal of art, context and enquiry that gives prominence to the work of artists and its effect on the wider cultural and political debate. Issue #7 of Afterall is being realized as an exhibition for apexart and pivots around the idea of the gothic as both the dark side of artistic behavior and complex visual patterning.
â€œArtists provide some of the best responses in an intensely political time when real antagonistic political discourse has ceased. There are often overtly and unquestionably political works that reflect our fearful situation. But looking beyond the surface, another approach to the political becomes possible - an approach that adopts and adapts the aberrant, the privately obsessive, the twist in the gothic to make its point about how an individual can put up some resistance to conformity and take a position in the world.â€
Charles Esche is the Director of Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands and is a co-editor of Afterall along with Mark Lewis and Thomas Lawson.
A full color brochure containing an essay by Charles Esche will be available free of charge. See website for details. Please contact apexart for further information. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11-6.
All events are open to the public and free.
apexartâ€™s exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by The Kettering Family Foundation, The Peter Norton Family Foundation, Altria Group, Inc., and with public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts through the Fund for Creative Communities, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. This exhibition received support from the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.
Image: Kenneth Anger, Invocation of My Demon Brother (still), 1969/2004
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