It would be great to see a good representation of new media in this special issue!
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: JOURNAL OF CURATORIAL STUDIES 6.2
SPECIAL ISSUE: Curatorial Studies: Situations, Issues, Prospects
After five years of publication, the Journal of Curatorial Studies turns its focus upon the discipline of curatorial studies itself. This special issue will examine the past and present of curatorial studies to generate discussion about the most crucial issues influencing its future. What are the definitions and parameters of curatorial studies as a discipline? How can curatorial studies develop in a changing academic, cultural and political context? What new topics and practices will be essential for curatorial studies scholars to address? The editors invite proposals for short articles (3-4,000 words) exploring the history, theory and practices of curatorial studies and how the discipline is poised to evolve.
-- emerging methodologies and research strategies in curatorial studies
-- curatorial studies in the global context
-- curatorial studies and cultural politics
-- the relation of curatorial studies to art history, museum studies, cultural studies, history, visual studies, etc.
-- the influence of technology upon the practices of curatorial studies
-- new sites for curatorial studies: popular exhibitions, virtual venues, social media
-- curatorial studies and its "objects": the ontology of the exhibition
-- pedagogy and the place of curatorial studies in academia
-- the historical and theoretical underpinnings of curatorial studies
-- curatorial studies and its relationship to the art market and institutions
-- publications and curatorial studies
-- curatorial studies and the shifting practices of curating
Send a 250-word abstract and bio by May 1, 2016 to the editors:
Jennifer Fisher, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Jim Drobnick, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Article deadline: January 1, 2017
Article length: 3-4,000 words
Publication in Fall 2017
The Journal of Curatorial Studies is an international, peer-reviewed publication that explores the increasing relevance of curating and exhibitions and their impact on institutions, audiences, aesthetics and display culture. Inviting perspectives from multiple academic fields, the journal welcomes a diversity of disciplinary approaches on curating and exhibitions broadly defined. By catalyzing debate and serving as a venue for the emerging discipline of curatorial studies, this journal encourages the development of the theory, practice and history of curating, as well as the analysis of exhibitions and display culture in general.
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Beryl Graham, Professor of New Media Art
CRUMB web resource for new media art curators http://www.crumbweb.org
Research Student Manager, Art and Design
MA Curating Course Leader http://www.macurating.net
Faculty of Arts, Design, and Media, University of Sunderland
The David Puttnam Media Centre, St Peter's Way, Sunderland, SR6 0DD Tel: +44 191 515 2896
New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences, Ashgate<http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409448945>
Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media, MIT Press<http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=12071>
A Brief History of Curating New Media Art, The Green Box<http://www.thegreenbox.net/en/books/brief-history-curating-new-media-art>