press release

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.

“Artists 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.”


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

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. Please contact apexart for further information. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11-6.

apexart’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.


Kurator: Charles Esche

mit Kenneth Anger, Jeremy Blake, The Handsome Family, Jutta Koether, Richard Wright, Jan Verwoert*