[artinfo] Open Call: ArtLeaks Gazette No.4

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Open Call

<mailto:artsleaks at gmail.com>ArtLeaks Gazette No. 4

Demanding Justice: Social Rights and Radical Art Practices


	Today, art workers around the world are struggling to 
contextualize their practice in a period marked by human rights, 
labor, and anti-war campaigns, on the background of an ever violent 
and oppressive global climate. They are trying to reconcile their 
artworks, texts, exhibitions, projects with a desire to act 
politically in line with these campaigns by blurring the lines 
between artistic, non-artistic and political activist types of work. 
Their strategies have taken the form of nonviolent actions directed 
at the museum and gallery system, the art market and even at local 

The fourth edition of the ArtLeaks Gazette will be focused on 
theorizing, analyzing and supporting art workers' campaigns, and with 
regards to their social (civil, economic and legal) rights, and 
demands for an increase in art institutions' responsibilities in 
upholding these rights. This responsibilities encompass struggles 
related to representing art workers' projects with integrity, 
treating their profession fairly and with respect, and remaining open 
to debates with art workers. While not all art workers' campaigns are 
united by the same specific goals, as contexts and needs differ, they 
include increasing the representation of art workers' voices in art 
institutions and at the state level.

In addition to analyzing concrete practices and campaigns, this issue 
will engage theoretically with relevant issues related to truth, 
ethics, social rights, economic democracy, jurisdictions, 
legislatures and competences, in order to develop a critique of the 
neoliberal formats that are tremendously spreading across the globe. 
As the aforementioned issues could be framed differently in various 
socio-economic and political contexts, we are looking for texts which 
are able to put in question neoliberal realities and austerity 
regimes, considering not only overall conditions in the artworld but 
also local specificities.

We welcome contributions in a variety of narrative forms, from 
articles, commentaries, and glossary entries, to posters and 
drawings. The deadline for entries is the 4th of April, 2016. 
Contributions should be delivered in English, or as an exemption in 
other languages after negotiations with the editorial council. The 
editorial council of ArtLeaks takes responsibility for communicating 
with all authors during the editorial process.

Please contact us with any questions, comments, and submit materials 
to: <mailto:artsleaks at gmail.com>artsleaks at gmail.com.

Editors: Corina L. Apostol, Vladan Jeremic, Katja Praznik, Airi Triisberg

artsleaks at gmail.com

71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ, 08901
The deadline for entries
is the 4th of April, 2016

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