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Posted by: Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture
Deadline: Fri, December 1st, 2017

ANTENNAE CFP: ’Matter Matters’

’Antennae’ is soliciting academic and non-academic writing, along with artist portfolios and other experimental formats for inclusion in a forthcoming issue titled “Matter Matters”. The issue will focus on the intersection of new theories of materiality and the non-human involved in current practices that move beyond or critically address Postmodernist aesthetics. 
As ontology, epistemology, politics, and ethics appear increasingly problematized by various iterations of new materialisms, the significance of corporeality and the place of embodied humans and non-humans in relation to a material world is more than ever before characterized by a new awareness of the interconnectedness of socio-/bio-/eco-spheres. This shift is highlighting the inherent fragility of the systems that we co-constitute and simultaneously share. What role can art play in mapping, envisioning, and constructing new aesthetics suited to the urgency of political, cultural, and climatic catastrophes that appear ever more threatening on a global scale?

Considered subjects include, but are not restricted to:

New media in contemporary art
Posthumanism and new materialism
Postmodernism and materiality
Histories of animal rendering 
Vibrant Matter
Agency of surfaces and veneers
Biomatter and institutional critique 
Materiality, visibility and invisibility
Decolonizing materiality
Materiality and preservation
Transubstantiations in contemporary art
Materiality, race, and gender politics

Academic essays = length 6000-10000 words
Artists’ portfolio = 10 images max along with 1000 words max statement/commentary
Interviews = maximum length 8000 words
Fiction = maximum length 8000 words

Abstracts: 1st of December 2017 (Please submit a 350 words abstract and up to two images along with a CV)
The selection process is finalized and feedback sent by: 15th of January 2018
Final Submissions of finished pieces: 1st of June 2018
Please email any questions to: Giovanni Aloi: Editor in Chief of ’Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture’ (
Dr. Giovanni Aloi
Editor in Chief of Antennae Project
Lecturer in Visual Culture:
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sotheby’s Institute of Art
Tate Galleries


Posted on Wed, October 4th, 2017
Expires on Fri, December 1st, 2017

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