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The digital review Faire monde(s)  is making its first call for papers

You are invited to submit articles for the annual digital publication, Faire monde(s),to be published at the end of 2020.

Our aim is to provide a broader aesthetic and critical reflection on the Caribbean context, its specificities or its similarities with global production and to reflect on artistic practices from all continents.

For this first issue, we invite you to reflect on the broader concept of the landscape

With reference to a number of quotes that we feel are relevant, the following topics may be considered:

The landscape as an outburst.

My landscape is a rage. The symmetry of the vegetation makes me uncomfortable… My time is full of spurts, punctuated by the trees (Édouard Glissant, Sun of Consciousness)

The swath of vegetation, the inextricable rise of roots and fronds, eternally returns in our dreams. Our depths are revealed in branches and vines and ferns sprouting forth in a single burst. (Édouard Glissant, Poetic Intention).

The landscape as a witness to history 

The landscape in the work stops being merely decorative or supportive and emerges as a full character. Describing the landscape is not enough. The individual, the community, the land are inextricable in the process of creating history. The landscape is a character in this process. It must be understood in all its depth. (Édouard Glissant, Caribbean Discourse)

The landscape is a character—the key to the history of the West Indies. It is a witness to history. Our landscape is its own monument. (Édouard Glissant, Caribbean Discourse)

There is no such thing as « just » a landscape. The actual landscape is politicized through the events that take place on it and I don’t think it’s possible for me, in general, to ever think about the American landscape without thinking about the colonial history and the colonial violence of that narrative… The abolitionist movement, the civil war, the move towards emancipation… (Julie Mehretu, Julie Mehretu: Politicized Landscapes | Art21 « Extended Play »)

 Artists’ ecological activism, another relationship to the landscape

The urgency of the ecological question tends to make us forget the unspoken truth of the Anthropocene: exploitation of the Earth is inseparable from colonial exploitation.  Slavery, theft of precious materials, non-traditional intensive agriculture, etc. have left scars on the face of the planet. The successive modifications of its landscapes thus bear stigmata that must be taken into account in order to understand the foundations of an aesthetic of Nature.  What landscape is there for a post-colonial ecology?

 But also

The landscape as a lyrical metaphor for a mental state 

Landscape as subject or setting

Landscape as a support or material

Landscapes of silence, Landscapes of uncertainty

A destroyed or tortured landscape, another landscape

Artists’ ecological activism, another relationship to the landscape

Immersive landscape environments

Landscape, a major issue in contemporary photography

Beyond the landscape

 

How to participate

1- Articles submitted to the journal—essays, conversations, artist profiles—about art must be previously unpublished and presented in their final format. The articles must focus on the work of one or more artists. Each article will be submitted to the members of the selection committee.

The selection committee is made up of:

Dominique Brebion, freelance curator, art critic (Aica Caraïbe du Sud)

Florent Delval, art critic, gallery owner

Dorothée Dupuis, Freelance exhibition curator and art critic
Director of Terremoto.mx magazine

Monique Mirabel, Agrégée teacher of visual arts

Allison Thompson, art historian, educator, art critic (Aica Caraïbe du Sud)

Pascaline Vallée,  Freelance journalist and art critic

Yolanda Wood, Professor, researcher and art critic

We are looking for two types of contribution:

7 critical essays of 4,500 to 7,000 characters, paid at a fixed rate of €300 each

4 short articles of 3,000 to 4,000 characters, paid at a fixed rate of €200 each

Please remember to include between 5 and 8 royalty-free images to illustrate these articles.

The articles can be submitted in  French, English or Spanish, and will be published in the chosen language (no translation).

2 – The selection process will have two phases:

  • the initial submission, consists of  a short 150-word biography, a list of articles published in the last two years, a 250-word abstract of the proposed article, received no later than 15 August 2020

  • After the selection committee’s decision, which will be published on the 15 September 2020, the final article must be received no later than the 15 November 2020

3– Articles must be submitted in the form of a Word document, in Times New Roman , with 1.5-line spacing.

The title page must include the first and last name of the author, their email address, and the title of the article.

 The next page must include:

  • five key words

  • a two-hundred word abstract in two languages: English and French or French and Spanish 

  • a short 150-word biography of the author

These documents must be sent to dbrebion-artsvisuels@orange.fr 

4– The articles must be submitted in the form of a Word document, in Times New Roman font, size 12, with the simplest formatting possible (no use of styles, bullet points or indentations, except  indents at the beginning of each paragraph).

Titles that are too long or too allusive should be avoided

Long quotations must be separated from the body of the text with a line break before and after, and are not preceded by an indent. Quotations are indicated in italics without quotation marks.

The titles of books and publications shall be in italics. For titles of works, capitalize the first word of the title.

Centuries shall be indicated in small caps, followed by a th in superscript with a non-breaking space.
Example: xxth century

Capital letters shall take accents as required by the language.

5- Notes and bibliographical references

References shall be formulated as follows:

First name Last name, Title of the work, place of publication, publishing house, collection [if applicable], year of publication.

6- Illustrations
Images

Articles shall be illustrated with 5 to  8 royalty-free images. These images shall be provided by the author, in black and white or colour, in digital format, and sent by We Transfer. They  numbered and provided with a list of captions.
For an acceptable print quality, the photographs, saved in grayscale or colour, must have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi in jpg format

They must be accompanied by the author’s permission to publish them, and the name of the photographer.

  • Captions

The list of captions, sent in a separate file, must include the author’s name and the title of the article. Each caption shall include: the number of the illustration, the name of the artist or site, the title of the work, the date of execution of the work, the medium, the size, the current place the work is located, and the copyright.

7- Validation for publication shall be final only after the insertion of corrections and additions requested by the editorial board.

8 – Proofs and publications

Before publication, the author will  receive an email containing the proofs to be checked. The author must return them with correction to the editorial office within eight days. Only typographical corrections are allowed on the proofs.

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