The theme of crisis stems from the oft-mentioned "crisis in art criticism," but we are looking for submissions that interpret the topic broadly. This could include considerations of crisis in connection to:
Artistic practices that explore financial, personal, social, political or theoretical crises
These are tumultuous times, after all. We should point out, as others have, that Artforum has addressed the "crisis of the object": to spare readers repetition (and rage) avoid this territory.
As a quarterly listserv dedicated to engaged and evaluative art criticism, Kapsula promotes art criticism that dares to be critical, even if that means publishing a negative review. Championing strong opinions and even stronger writing, Kapsula aims to enliven art criticism for a new generation of readers. We are now welcoming submissions for the first issue, which will explore the theme of crisis as it relates to contemporary art.
We are open to exploratory art writing and alternative formats such as ficto-criticism, interviews, or illustrated texts. Manuscripts can range from 2000 word features to 500 word briefs. Ordinarily we recommend formatting reviews as standards or briefs (1000-500 words), however, we will consider exhibition or book reviews as features (2000 words) in exceptional cases.
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