Afterall is pleased to present issue 32, Spring 2013, which examines contemporary approaches to image-making.
The tension between transparency and opacity in photographic representation, the role of objects as images and the ethics of representation and self-representation are some of the questions addressed in this issue of Afterall through close readings of the work of artists such as Saloua Raouda Choucair, David Claerbout, Ahlam Shibli, James Welling and Pae White. Accompanying essays discuss Pontus Hultén’s 1966 exhibition HON – en katedral (HON – a cathedral) and photographic attempts at capturing the current financial crisis.
The issue opens with Trevor Paglen revisiting the story of the Pioneer Plaque and the Golden Record, launched into space in the 1970s in the event of contact with extra-terrestrials.
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