[artinfo] Open Call: ArtLeaks Gazette No.4
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<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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