Femme Salée’s Online Art Journal – Call for Proposals
Proposal Deadline: Friday, March 25, 2022, midnight MT
Call for proposals on one thematic issue:
Care & Dependency, Summer 2022 (August 5, 2022)
Femme Salée is pleased to announce that we are accepting submissions of academic essays, exhibition reviews, researched-based digital artworks, research-based video essays, & digital exhibitions to our second art journal issue Care & Dependency.
Inspired by the impact of COVID-19, economic recession, & the increasing visibility of (dis)ability in the arts, Care & Dependency explores how these concepts are depicted, discussed, theorized, & made visible in the past, present, & future of art. The issue’s intention is to show both care & dependency as complex aspects of human history & our current, contemporary, cultural world. In what ways are care & dependency visible or invisible? In what ways are care & dependency present in the arts, either visually or within the overall artistic sphere?
We encourage interdisciplinary submissions & would love to publish a diverse set of essays so long as they relate to care & dependency & art/art history.
Examples of research topics include, but are not limited to:
- Politics of care & dependency in contemporary art
- The imagery of care & dependency through the work of a specific artist, collective, or movement
- The role of care & dependency in various sectors of the arts
- The various definitions of care & dependency in an art or art historical context
- Performance art, sound art, painting, sculpture, photography, film, printmaking, digital art, dance, theater, etc.
- The role of care & dependency in chronic illness, gender, sexuality, race, physical (dis)ability, &/or culture in art
- The differences or similarities between care & dependency seen in the public vs. private spheres
- Architecture or installation as a site for care & dependency
- Elements of care & dependency in art including, but also existing outside of, the parent/child relationship, romantic partnerships, governing & governed bodies, the medical profession, & more
- Care & dependency as it relates to labor
Femme Salée publishes a scholarly art journal once per year online, rooted in well-researched work that engages with the history &/or theory of art & culture. Our annual issues include, but are not limited to, art historical essays, theoretical essays, research-based digital artworks, exhibition reviews, artist or curator interviews, literature, research-based performances, & curated exhibitions. Issues are devoted to the collaborative production of knowledge around specific concerns related to human experiences such as pain, (dis)ability, care, & dependency. Art practice, criticism, history, & theory are most important to us, but we seek to assemble a multidisciplinary journal that may include topics at the intersection of “the arts” & other disciplines: the visual arts, auditory arts, digital arts, performance & choreography, photography, museum studies, literary criticism, (dis)ability studies, gender & women’s studies, religious studies, medicine, international studies, & more.
Please submit a 500-word proposal as a PDF, accompanied by a 100-word bio, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 25, 2022, at midnight MT. Applicants will receive an email notification no later than Friday, April 15, 2022.
For publication consistency, we ask that authors follow the Chicago Manual of Style. Essay lengths should be in the range of 3,000 to 4,000 words (excluding footnotes/bibliography). Interview & review lengths should be in the range of 1,000 to 2,000 words (excluding footnotes/bibliography). Digital exhibitions should include no more than 10 artists. Research-based digital artworks &/or videos have no length/time guidelines.
Please direct any comments or questions to the Femme Salée team at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
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