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New and Forthcoming in CAA’s Journals

posted by October 19, 2015

The Art Bulletin

For the first time, the cover of The Art Bulletin (September 2015) features a work of Korean art: Watching Mount Kŭmgang from Tanbal Pass, a 1711 painting on silk by Chŏng Sŏn, appears with J. P. Park’s essay on the reception of Chinese painting in early modern Korea. Another first is the inclusion of a video animation as online supplementary material, to accompany Halle O’Neal’s examination of complex pagoda images in premodern Japanese art. The issue also features Kim Sexton’s “Political Portico: Exhibiting Self-Rule in Early Communal Italy,” Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer’s “Le Grand Tout: Monet on Belle-Île and the Impulse toward Unity,” and Florina H. Capistrano-Baker’s “Whither Art History in the Non-Western World: Exploring the Other(’s) Art Histories.” The September issue includes reviews of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the global trade in textiles from 1500 to 1800, and of a book on German philosophy and optical media.

Art Journal

A highlight of the recently published Summer 2015 issue of Art Journal is “Yoga for Adjuncts: The Somatics of Human Capital,” a project by the artist Christian Nagler. The issue features four essays: Caroline Wallace on the 1968–71 protests by the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition of exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Christopher Tradowsky on the current work of the Office of Blame Accountability as it relates to the Nietzschean concept of ressentiment; Raven Falquez Munsell concerning the focus of the 1974 Venice Biennale on the previous year’s coup in Chile; and, in the cover story, Silvia Bottinelli on emblems and themes of nomadism in Italian art and architecture of the 1960s and 1970s. The Reviews section covers books on the impact of feminism in museum culture, the aesthetics of surface in contemporary art and media, and the artist Bruce Nauman.

Art Journal Open

Art Journal Open published the third and final installment of the curator Dina Deitsch’s conversation series: “Two for One: robbinschilds in Conversation with Dina Deitsch.” In this interview, Deitsch speaks with the choreographer-dancer duo robbinschilds (Sonya Robbins and Layla Childs) about Construction I–IV, a group of works they created for Temporary Structures: Performing Architecture in Contemporary Art, a 2011 exhibition Deitsch curated at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.

Art Journal Open launched a new feature this summer, Bookshelf, in which art professionals of all stripes share their personal reading lists. Among those published thus far are Rebecca M. Brown, Lenore Chinn, Megan A. Sullivan, Steven Nelson, Matthew Israel, and Judith Rodenbeck. Bookshelf submissions are accepted on a rolling basis; for consideration please send a brief description of what you’re reading and why, a list of the titles (including author, publisher, and year of publication), and a photo of your books to art.journal.website@collegeart.org.

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CAA’s online-only journal continues to publish timely reviews of books and exhibitions, providing a permanent record of critical opinion on subjects as diverse as Italian fashion (Ross K. Elfline’s review of the exhibition catalogue Italian Style: Fashion since 1945), royal art in Ming China (Craig Clunas’s Screen of Kings: Royal Art and Power in Ming China, reviewed by Lihong Lui), black performance in contemporary art (Diane Mullin reviews the Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art at the Walker Art Center), and digital art history (Paul B. Jaskot on HyperCities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities by Todd Presner, David Shepard, and Yoh Kawano). Visit the open-access journal for coverage in all areas of the visual arts.

Taylor & Francis

In addition to their print subscription(s), CAA members receive online access to current and back issues of Art Journal and The Art Bulletin. Taylor & Francis also provides complimentary online access to Word and Image, Digital Creativity, and Public Art Dialogue for CAA members. To access these journals, please log into your account and click the link to the CAA Online Publications Platform on Taylor & Francis Online.

Sarah Betzer has been appointed the new chair of the editorial board of The Art Bulletin. Betzer is an associate professor in the McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where she has taught since 2007. Her research examines European art of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a particular interest in the intersections of art-theoretical debates and artistic practice. Pennsylvania State University Press published her book Ingres and the Studio: Women, Painting, History in 2012. Betzer is midway through the four-year term as a member of the Art Bulletin Editorial Board and will now complete the final two years as its chair.

Image credit: Dave Woody

 

Here is what is new and forthcoming in CAA’s three scholarly journals.

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caa.reviews inaugurates a new field of coverage with “Reflections on Digital Art History” by art historian Pamela Fletcher. Editor-in-chief David Raskin provides an introduction to the essay including these statements: “The digital humanities is an emerging field that promises to merge technology with interpretative creativity, to create entirely new types of scholarly perspectives and methods for visualizing data . . . Fletcher identifies two existing categories of projects that are already showing potential: archival modeling and visual data analysis. The former seeks to assemble tremendous detail in one central location, such as every document directly tied to Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s art, while the latter seeks to make complicated time and space relationships comprehensible, such as the evolving physical plant of Auschwitz-Birkenau during World War II. The scholarship is inspiring, since it is these pioneers who are setting the course we will all soon travel.”

Art Journal Open and Art Journal

Last week Art Journal Open added two interviews to its growing content. “Broken Dishes: Kate Gilmore in Conversation with Dina Deitsch” is the second installment of a series in which Deitsch explores the creative process with artists whose work she has selected for exhibitions. She speaks with Gilmore about her performance and installation Like This, Before (2013), from the exhibition Paint Things: Beyond the Stretcher, which Deitsch and Evan Garza organized for the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. The page features striking video of the performance. In “Immemorial: The Poetics of AIDS; A Conversation with Rudy Lemcke,” the artist and scholar Tina Takemoto interviews Lemcke, a San Francisco-based artist best known for works that captured the sensibilities of the early stages of the AIDS crisis. Lemcke’s work is featured in the larger thematic exhibition Art AIDS America, which just opened in Los Angeles at the West Hollywood Library and One Archive Gallery and Museum. During the next year, the show will travel to museums in Tacoma, Washington, Kennesaw, Georgia, and the Bronx, New York.

Art Journal

The next issue of the quarterly Art Journal will have a special focus on the work of the pioneering artist Carolee Schneemann. Over a fifty-year career, she has consistently been at forefront of experimental art—as filmmaker, performance artist, creator of media installations, and feminist artist. The centerpiece of the issue is “The Kitch Portfolio,” for which the artist has compiled thirty pages of previously unpublished artworks, photographs, journal entries, letters, and other archival works pertaining to a central presence in her work from the mid-1950s through 1976, the feline artist and performer Kitch. Two essays on Schneemann’s work by Thyrza Nichols Goodeve and Kenneth White are also featured. The issue includes an essay by Kerr Houston on Richard Serra’s 1966 renunciation of painting, as well as reviews of books by Sharon Kivland, Sharon Louden, Stephen Wright, and Todd Cronan. It will publish in print and online in early July.

The Art Bulletin

Don’t miss these essays published in the June issue of The Art Bulletin: “Building and Writing San Lorenzo in Florence: The Architect, The Biographer, The Patron, and The Prior” by Marvin Trachtenberg, “Van Dyck Between Master and Model” by Adam Eaker, “Rococo Representations of Interspecies Sensuality and the Pursuit of Volupté” by Jennifer Milam, and “Félix Vallotton’s Murderous Life” by Bridget Alsdorf. The September issue of The Art Bulletin publishes its first digital supplement to a feature article in the online version of “Performing the Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas: Relics, Reliquaries, and a Realm of Text” by Halle O’Neal.

Taylor & Francis Online

In addition to their print subscription(s), CAA members receive online access to current and back issues of Art Journal and The Art Bulletin. Taylor & Francis also provides complimentary online access to Word and Image, Digital Creativity, and Public Art Dialogue for CAA members. To access these journals, please log into your account at collegeart.org and click the link to the CAA Online Publications Platform on Taylor & Francis Online.

The Art Bulletin Editorial Board invites nominations and self-nominations for the position of editor-in-chief for a three-year term: July 1, 2016–June 30, 2019 (with service as incoming editor designate, July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016, and as past editor, July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020). The candidate should have published substantially in the field and may be an academic, museum-based, or independent scholar; institutional affiliation is not required. The Art Bulletin features leading scholarship in the English language in all aspects of art history as practiced in the academy, museums, and other institutions. From its founding in 1913, the quarterly journal has published, through rigorous peer review, scholarly articles and critical reviews of the highest quality in all areas and periods of the history of art.

Working with the editorial board, the editor-in-chief is responsible for the content and character of the journal. Each issue has approximately 120 editorial pages (110,000 words), not including book and exhibition reviews, which are the responsibility of a reviews editor. The editor-in-chief reads all submitted manuscripts, refers them to appropriate expert referees for peer review, provides guidance to authors concerning the form and content of submissions, and makes final decisions regarding acceptance or rejection of articles for publication. The editor-in-chief also works closely with the CAA staff in New York, where production for The Art Bulletin is organized. This is a half-time position. CAA provides financial compensation to the editor’s institution, usually in the form of course release or the equivalent, for three years. The editor is not usually compensated directly. The three-year term includes membership on the Art Bulletin Editorial Board.

The editor-in-chief attends the Art Bulletin Editorial Board’s three meetings each year—held twice in New York in the spring and fall and once at the CAA Annual Conference in February—and submits an annual report to the CAA Board of Directors. CAA reimburses the editor-in-chief for travel and lodging expenses for the two New York meetings in accordance with its travel policy, but the editor-in-chief pays these expenses to attend the conference.

Candidates must be current CAA members and should not be serving on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. Members may not publish their own work in the journal during the term of service. Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Please send a statement describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, a CV, at least one letter of recommendation, and your contact information to: Chair, Art Bulletin Editorial Board, College Art Association, 50 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004; or email the documents to Joe Hannan, CAA editorial director. Deadline: April 1, 2015; finalists will be interviewed on May 1.

CAA invites nominations and self-nominations for two individuals to serve on the Art Bulletin Editorial Board for a four-year term, July 1, 2015–June 30, 2019. The ideal candidate has published substantially in the field and may be an academic, museum-based, or independent scholar; institutional affiliation is not required. The Art Bulletin features leading scholarship in the English language in all aspects of art history as practiced in the academy, museums, and other institutions.

The editorial board advises the Art Bulletin editor-in-chief and assists him or her in seeking authors, articles, and other content for the journal. The group also performs peer review and recommends peer reviewers, may propose new initiatives for the journal, and may support fundraising efforts on the journal’s behalf. Members also assist the editor-in-chief to keep abreast of trends and issues in the field by attending and reporting on sessions at the CAA Annual Conference and at other academic conferences, symposia, and events.

The Art Bulletin Editorial Board meets three times a year: twice in New York in the spring and fall and once at the CAA Annual Conference in February. CAA reimburses members for travel and lodging expenses for the two New York meetings in accordance with its travel policy, but members pay these expenses to attend the conference.

Candidates must be current CAA members and should not be serving on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. Members may not publish their own work in the journal during the term of service. Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Please send a statement describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, a CV, and your contact information to: Chair, Art Bulletin Editorial Board, College Art Association, 50 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004; or email the documents to Joe Hannan, CAA editorial director. Deadline: April 15, 2015.

Art Journal Seeks Reviews Editor

posted by February 03, 2015

The Art Journal Editorial Board invites nominations and self-nominations for the position of reviews editor for a three-year term: July 1, 2016–June 30, 2019 (with service as incoming reviews editor designate, July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016). The candidate may be an artist, art historian, art critic, art educator, curator, or other art professional with stature in the field and experience in editing book and/or exhibition reviews; institutional affiliation is not required. Art Journal, published quarterly by CAA, is devoted to twentieth- and twenty-first-century art and visual culture.

Working with the editorial board, the reviews editor is responsible for commissioning all book and exhibition reviews in Art Journal. He or she selects books and exhibitions for review, commissions reviewers, and determines the appropriate length and character of reviews. The reviews editor also works with authors and CAA’s manuscript editor in the development and preparation of review manuscripts for publication. He or she is expected to keep abreast of newly published and important books and recent exhibitions in twentieth-century and contemporary art, criticism, theory, and visual culture. The three-year term includes membership on the Art Journal Editorial Board and a small annual honorarium, paid quarterly.

The reviews editor attends the three meetings each year of the Art Journal Editorial Board—held in New York in the spring and fall and at the CAA Annual Conference in February—and submits an annual report to CAA’s Board of Directors. CAA reimburses the reviews editor for travel and lodging expenses for the two New York meetings in accordance with its travel policy, but he or she pays these expenses to attend the conference.

Candidates must be current CAA members and should not be serving on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. Members may not publish their own work in the journal during the term of service. Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Please send a statement describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, a CV, and at least one letter of recommendation to: Art Journal Reviews Editor Search, College Art Association, 50 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004; or email the documents to Joe Hannan, CAA editorial director. Deadline: April 1, 2015; finalists will be interviewed on April 30.

CAA invites nominations and self-nominations for one individual to serve on the Art Journal Editorial Board for a four-year term: July 1, 2015–June 30, 2019. Candidates may be artists, art historians, art critics, art educators, curators, or other art professionals; institutional affiliation is not required. Art Journal, published quarterly by CAA, is devoted to twentieth- and twenty-first-century art and visual culture.

The editorial board advises the Art Journal editor-in-chief and assists him or her in seeking authors, articles, artists’ projects, and other content. The group also guides the journal’s editorial program and may propose new initiatives for it, performs peer review and recommends peer reviewers, and may support fundraising efforts on the journal’s behalf. Members also assist the editor-in-chief to keep abreast of trends and issues in the field by attending and reporting on sessions at the CAA Annual Conference and at other academic conferences, symposia, and events.

The Art Journal Editorial Board meets three times a year: twice in New York in the spring and fall and once at the CAA Annual Conference in February. CAA reimburses members for travel and lodging expenses for the two New York meetings in accordance with its travel policy, but members pay these expenses to attend the conference. Members of all editorial boards volunteer their services to CAA without compensation.

Candidates must be current CAA members and should not be serving on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. Members may not publish their own work in the journal during the term of service. Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Please send a statement describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, a CV, and your contact information to: Chair, Art Journal Editorial Board, College Art Association, 50 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004; or email the documents to Joe Hannan, CAA editorial director. Deadline: April 15, 2015.

SculptureCenter in Long Island City, New York, will present “SC Conversations: Sexing Sculpture” in anticipation of the next issue of Art Journal, to be released in mid-March. For that issue, Jillian Hernandez and Susan Richmond have organized the forum “Sexing Sculpture.” In addition to an essay on Minimalism and gender variance by Gordon Hall, the forum features portfolios by the artists Rachel Lachowicz and Lily Cox-Richard, as well as texts by Rachel Middleman on Hannah Wilke, Nicholas Hartigan and Joan Kee on Lily Cox-Richard, and Jennifer Doyle and David Getsy on queer formalism.

The event will take place on Friday, March 7, 2014, from 11:00 AM to 12 NOON; admission is free.

 

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Art Journal Seeks an Editor-in-Chief

posted by February 11, 2014

The Art Journal Editorial Board invites nominations and self-nominations for the position of editor-in-chief for a three-year term, July 1, 2015–June 30, 2018, with service as editor designate in 2014–15 and as past editor in 2018–19. Candidates may be artists, art historians, art critics, art educators, curators, or other professionals in the visual arts with stature in the field; institutional affiliation is not required. Art Journal, published quarterly by CAA, is devoted to twentieth- and twenty-first-century art and visual culture.

Working with the editorial board, the editor-in-chief is responsible for the content and character of the journal, excluding the book and exhibition reviews, which are the responsibility of the reviews editor. The editor-in-chief reads all submitted manuscripts, refers them to appropriate expert referees for peer review, provides guidance to authors concerning the form and content of submissions, and makes final decisions regarding acceptance or rejection of articles for publication. The editor-in-chief also works closely with the CAA staff in New York, where production for Art Journal is organized. This is a half-time position. CAA provides financial compensation to the editor’s institution, usually in the form of course release or the equivalent, for three years. The editor is not usually compensated directly.

The editor-in-chief attends the three annual meetings of the Art Journal Editorial Board—held twice in New York in the spring and fall and once at the CAA Annual Conference in February—and submits an annual report to CAA’s Publications Committee. CAA reimburses the editor-in-chief for travel and lodging expenses for the two New York meetings in accordance with its travel policy, but he or she pays these own expenses for the Annual Conference.

Candidates must be current CAA members and should not be serving on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. Members may not publish their own work in the journal during the term of service. Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Please send a statement describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, a CV, at least one letter of recommendation to: Art Journal Editor-in-Chief Search, College Art Association, 50 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004; or email the documents to Joe Hannan, CAA editorial director. Deadline: April 3, 2014; finalists will be interviewed on May 1 in New York.

The Art Bulletin Seeks a Reviews Editor

posted by February 06, 2014

The Art Bulletin Editorial Board invites nominations and self-nominations for the position of reviews editor for a three-year term, July 1, 2015–June 30, 2018, with service as incoming reviews editor designate in 2014–15. Candidates should be art scholars with stature in the field and experience in editing book and/or exhibition reviews; institutional affiliation is not required. Candidates should be published authors of at least one book.

The Art Bulletin features leading scholarship in the English language in all aspects of art history as practiced in the academy, museums, and other institutions. From its founding in 1913, the quarterly journal has published, through rigorous peer review, scholarly articles and critical reviews of the highest quality in all areas and periods of the history of art.

Working with the editorial board, the reviews editor is responsible for commissioning all book and exhibition reviews in The Art Bulletin. He or she selects books and exhibitions for review, commissions reviewers, and determines the appropriate length and character of reviews. The reviews editor also works with authors and CAA’s editorial director in the development and preparation of review manuscripts for publication. He or she is expected to keep abreast of newly published and important books and recent exhibitions in the fields of art history, criticism, theory, visual studies, and museum publishing. The three-year term includes membership on the Art Bulletin Editorial Board.

The reviews editor attends the three annual meetings of the Art Bulletin Editorial Board—held twice in New York in the spring and fall and once at the CAA Annual Conference in February—and submits an annual report to CAA’s Publications Committee. CAA reimburses the reviews editor for travel and lodging expenses for the two New York meetings in accordance with its travel policy, but he or she pays these expenses to attend the conference.

Candidates must be current CAA members and should not be serving on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Please send a statement describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, a CV, and at least one letter of recommendation to: Art Bulletin Reviews Editor Search, College Art Association, 50 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004; or email the documents to Joe Hannan, CAA editorial director. Deadline extended: April 16, 2014; finalists will be interviewed on the afternoon of Friday, May 2, in New York.