"Afterall" is a journal of art, context, and inquiry that not only offers in-depth consideration of contemporary art from around the world, but also insightful contextualization of works from a diverse array of artists. Articles on art history and critical theory further serve this goal and round out each issue. Scholarly, but never pedantic, "Afterall" appeals not only to the academic interested in rigorous dialogue about art, but also to any general reader who is concerned with the situation of art and artists in our world. "Issue 27" examines mapping and dissemination in the art world and beyond. Featured artists include Andrea Zittel, Jef Geys, Minerva Cuevas, and the publishing and printing collective Dexter Sinister, while contextual essays look at Phil Collins' new film, "Marxisme"; French feminist video collectives of the 1970s; and Suzanne Lacy's influential book "Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art".
Nuria Enguita Mayo is coeditor of Afterall and part of the program arteypensamiento at the Universidad Internacional de Andalucia and of the curatorial team for the next Encuentro de Medellin 2011. Melissa Gronlund is managing editor of Afterall and Afterall online. She teaches at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford. Pablo Lafuente is managing editor of Afterall Books and One Work Series and coeditor of Afterall and Afterall Books, Exhibition Histories Series. He is also associate curator at the Office for Contemporary Art Norway. Dieter Roelstraete is coeditor of Afterall; a curator at M HKA, Antwerp; and a writer currently based in Berlin.