AM Journal of Art and Media Studies no. 7/2015 – Call for article contribution Location: University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia Publisher: Orion Art, Belgrade Deadline for abstracts: December 1, 2014 Deadline for finalized contributions: April 1, 2015
The Editorial board of AM Journal of Art and Media Studies invites all potential contributors to send in their proposals on the subject of Art and Politics: Agency, Autonomy, Emancipation.
After the end of Soviet hegemony and the fall of socialist regimes in Central and South-Eastern Europe, the consideration of relationship between art and politics seems to be urgent. The experience of more than two decades of political and structural changes towards the development of institutions of global capital also contributes to its urgency. The debate over the (political) nature of art becomes necessary, taking into account that this question has been superseded by a marketplace in which all designations and forms of an Art are available. It shows (itself) to be the best vehicle for manipulation and instrumentalisation towards the current doxa that “everything is possible”. Moreover, the issue on political aspect of art has been complicated by the virtue of dominant intellectual opinion and denunciations that all forms of utopian and social dimensions of art, as in the case of revolutionary and emancipatory perspectives of avant-gardes, are responsible for totalitarian and terrorist horror. The aim of this issue therefore is to address the question of how to constitute and affirm an active Art today without slipping into essentialism.
Writing on art and politics from a theoretical perspective involves engaging with different perspectives – philosophy, art, politics, and their conjunctions within the present global situation. Considering this, the editorial board of AM Journal invites the potential contributors to dedicate themselves to reflecting on several proposed vectors: - Art, Politics and Agency questions the modes and possibilities of an articulation of protest and human strike through an Art today stressing the term an Agency and taking into account its relational terms such as s/Subject, singularity, becoming etc. - Art, Politics and Autonomy aims to address the question of the meaning of political autonomy, collectivity, autonomy as restriction, disobedience through Art etc. with regard to present state of affairs. - Art, Politics and Emancipation examines the potentiality of social change through an Art, the possible modes of its refusing to play the role of the victim and circulation of masochism, and abolishing of the active/passive dichotomy, etc.
Please submit your paper topic, abstract up to 250 words, and your short biography to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org until 1 December 2014, and the final version of your paper until 1 April 2015 at latest.
You will be notified until 10 December 2014 if your topic has been accepted.
More about the AM Journal of Art and Media Studies: http://artandmediajournal.wordpress.com/
Looking forward to our cooperation, Editorial Board of the Journal of Art and Media Studies
Dr. Miško Šuvaković
University of Arts in Belgrade
Kosančićev venac, 29
11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
Orion Art, Belgrade
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