Issue #2 of FIELD: A Journal of Socially-Engaged Art Criticism
FIELD, an on-line, peer-reviewed journal devoted to socially engaged art practice, is pleased to announce its second call for papers, for FIELD Issue #2 (planned publication date fall 2015). We are seeking completed essays, interviews, reviews and case studies as well as essay proposals. We’re especially interested in the independent critique of socially engaged art that combines detailed description of a given project, based on direct observation of actual working processes, with a developed analysis and evaluation. We are also seeking writing that develops new analytic criteria and research methodologies for the analysis of socially engaged art. Theoretical materials, when used, should be directly germane to the project under discussion and subject to some reciprocal testing, in which theoretical precepts are challenged or enriched by their engagement with practice. We invite contributions from artists, art historians, critics, curators, theorists, and activists, as well as scholars working across the humanities and social sciences (sociology, ethnography, philosophy, urban studies, geography, political science, etc.).
Completed essays should include a short abstract (75-100 words) and a brief biography of the author. Essay proposals should be 300-600 words in length and should describe the approximate word count of the proposed essay, the methodology the author will be employing (in the cases of project case studies), and the author’s specific professional relationship (if any) to the work they will be discussing, along with a sample of the author’s previous writing and a short bio. In each case we are interested in unpublished writing, rather than essays that were written or commissioned for other projects, publications or institutions. We’re open to varying word counts, but our primary focus will be on longer essays (4000-7000 words) and shorter essays, dialogues and reviews (1000-3000 words). As noted above, we’re also interested in interviews, dialogues and debates, and book or exhibition reviews, and welcome submissions or proposals that employ any of these formats, from collective as well as singular authors. We encourage authors to submit images or other visual materials that help to document or otherwise contextualize their writing, but we rely on authors to secure permissions if necessary.
The submission deadline for FIELD Issue #2 is April 1, 2015. Submissions received at any time after that date for consideration in future issues. Please fill out the submissions form at http://field-journal.com, and then email us your completed submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. FIELD’s premiere issue will be launched in April 2015.