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Posted by: Online Publication
Deadline: Wed, December 20th, 2017

DeNude is an online, interactive publication that curates a collection of academic and creative responses to a featured work of art. The objective is to illuminate the multifaceted, multidisciplinary relationships generated by a work of art and the diverse perspectives this cultivates. By featuring womxn artists and contributors, we hope to increase awareness of womxn artists and scholars (within and beyond the confines of art history), as well as expand critical investigations of womxn artists. We believe it is essential to make art history accessible and edifying for the public; for art to transcend the sphere of academia while retaining its critical questioning and keen analysis.

We hope that a variety of academic and creative responses to a single work of art will help illuminate the critical role of art history in today’s socio-political climate. At the same time, this alternative platform will provide emerging and established scholars, writers, and artists (of all sorts!) an opportunity to take on experimental research and showcase their work.

We are inviting YOU to participate!

Issue No.1 will feature Louise Bourgeois’ Ste. Sébastienne (1998).

Louise Bourgeois is one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Her drawings, sculptures, and multimedia works qualify and characterize issues that speak directly to the human experience, particularly that of womanhood, but also extend to a greater psychic and societal resonance. Since her death in 2014, Bourgeois has grown to be that of a cult-figure in the art world with a presence that extends far beyond it, making her work accessible to a diverse audience. Bourgeois and her work remain socially and art-historically relevant as we prepare to exit the second decade of the 21st century. MoMA is currently exhibiting a retrospective of her work, including numerous versions and states of Ste. Sebastienne. Information for the exhibition can be found at this link: 

Conditions for submitting:

Academic Papers

- Applicant must have a Masters degree or have completed the first year of their MA program (MA degree/program not limited to History of Art)

- Work must be one’s own, and written for the purposes of submitting to this publication

- All work must be properly cited as per the Chicago Manual guidelines

- All images used in essay must be recreated by the author

(For example: If you decide to use another one of LB’s works, you must visually recreate it)

- Must not exceed 2500 words including footnotes

- Must submit a CV and brief bio along with submission

- Remember that our audience reaches beyond the confines of academia, and so the tone of your essay should reflect that

Creative Work

- Creative response not limited to medium - can be a work of poetry, prose, letter, drawing, digital design, collage, video, watercolor, painting, etc.

(Don’t feel restrained by these suggestions! If you have something in mind but are not sure if it would work, please reach out and ask us. We are open to your ideas!)

- Written responses must not exceed 1500 words

- Please submit a CV and brief bio along with the work. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, make that clear in your submission

- The layout will be a vertical A5 size page

DEADLINE: all submissions must be sent to by DECEMBER 20.

If you have any questions about submissions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your voices are crucial in advancing this conversation and bringing art history and all of its facets to the greater public.

Posted on Tue, November 14th, 2017
Expires on Wed, December 20th, 2017

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