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This Spring we'll be partnering with the Art History Graduate program at York University to publish selections from their upcoming symposium, Fail Again, Fake Better. Read more here.
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Although it should be made clear that KAPSULA is not a platform for exhibiting contemporary art, we do wish to support the emergent contemporary art community by exposing our readership to ideas and images that are fresh, salient and speak to the spirit of our publication.
We look for one new cover image each month. This is an ongoing call, but submitted imagery must relate to the current call for article submissions. The current call can always be found here, on the website homepage.
If you're not already a subscriber, we recommend you acquaint yourself with our past issues in the archives.SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
To submit, e-mail a maximum of 5 images as high resolution .tiff or .jpg attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make sure your .jpg file is a minimum of 1024 x 768 pixels at 72 dpi, but no larger than 4 MB.
Please include the following information w/ your submission:
- Your full name
- Your current location
- A 50-200 word explanation of how your work relates to our current theme
- Web, blog, or other online presence
- Image information, including:
- Date completed
Current Call for Submissions:
ART THAT MAKES US ANGRY
"The iconoclastic gesture that produces the modernist artwork functions, of course, not simply as a manifestation of artistic subjectivity understood as pure negativity. This gesture had the positive goal of revealing the materiality of the artwork, its pure presence” (Boris Groys 2008,"The Topology of Contemporary Art," 78-79).
Art that makes us angry often requires the most careful analysis and reflection. Negative responses serve as evidence of a work’s provocative nature—they suggest that the art in question warrants a reaction. In exploring this idea—that an affective response to artwork offers a benchmark for an effective work—we would propose that the art we find the most frustrating or offensive is, in fact, more culturally valuable and productive.
Possible topics could include:
- Disputed works of public art (with a contemporary focus)
- Contemporary culture wars—political backlash against controversial works
- Art that exploits or endangers
- Futility by design—interactive works that purposely frustrate or provoke their users
- The ups and downs of participatory art
- Negative responses/suspicion towards commercial success within the art market
- Backlash against celebrity artists
- Perceived weaknesses in contemporary art making/consumption
Please note that, while this topic may walk a controversial line, we will not accept submissions that are cruel or needlessly denigrate particular works or artists. We are looking for thoughtful explorations of a response that merits consideration.