"Afterall" is a journal of art, context, and inquiry that offers in-depth consideration of the work of contemporary artists from around the world, along with essays that set the work in a broader context. Articles on art history and critical theory applied to art round out each volume. "Afterall" is written by scholars - but with an eye toward the general reader who is interested in the situation of art and artists in our world. Issue 25 is built around examinations of ways of looking and commemorating. The essays on artists in this issue address the photography of Zoe Leonard, the objects and videos of Judith Hopf, the films of Yugoslavian Black Wave director Zelimir Zilnik, and the work of Lebanese artist Rabih Mroue, while broader pieces look at the aesthetic dimensions of protest and commemoration under the Argentine dictatorship, the success of 'project exhibitions' in the 1990s, and the sculptural poetry of Karl Homqvist.
Charles Esche is director of Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and is also an advisor at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. He has curated major exhibitions, including the Ramallah Biennial 2007 and the Istanbul Biennial 2005 with Vasif Kortun, Esra Sarigedik Oktem, and November Paynter. Mark Lewis is a photographer, a filmmaker, and a research professor at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. In addition to numerous solo exhibitions, his work is part of many permanent collections.