Call for Papers – Chicago Art Journal
Deadline October 23, 2007
The role of relationships in the history of art warrant fresh
focus. Having long played an essential role in the development of art, their relevance is apparent in historical andcontemporary practices. The Chicago Art Journal, which solely features the work of graduate students, is seeking
papers, reviews, and works of art, that address the theme of
relationships in the production and function of art.
Relationships inform art through friendships, love affairs,
kinship and location, as well as through political, religious
and ethnic associations. In addition, artistic relationships
take shape through pedagogy, apprenticeships, workshops,
patronage, salons, collaborations, collectives, colonies, andmore recently, residencies and studio programs.
In what ways are relationships evident in works of art – how
do they relate to the world, to the history of art, and to theidea of authorship? To what extent does the formation of
particular relationships support, challenge or circumvent
prevailing social systems? What are the goals, expectations
and limitations of such relationships? How have particular
group formations been the catalyst for the emergence of new
techniques and mediums? In turn, how have these innovations
acted upon the dynamic of groups? The investigation of this
theme seeks to re-evaluate the social production and function
of art in private and public spheres.
Submissions must be made in the form of:
- Essays (10-25 double-spaced pages in 12 point font)
- Visual Art (no more than 20 images in the form of
CDs, along with a resume and proposalfor presentation within
the space of 10-20 pages of the journal).
- Reviews of recent exhibitions, books, or articles (5-10
double-spaced pages, 12 point font).
The Chicago Art Journal is dedicated to publishing the work of graduate students. All contributors should include their name, address,telephone number, and email address. Submissions will be returned only with the inclusion of a self-addressed stamped envelope. All articles must be submitted as hard copies(including images) and electronically via email as a Word document. Authors are responsible for securing reproduction rights and any associated fees. Contributors must follow The Chicago Manual of Style.
Please send submissions to:
Chicago Art Journal
Department of Art History
The University of Chicago
5540 S. Greenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
Department of Art History
166 Cochrane Woods Art Center
5540 South Greenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637 Email: email@example.com
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