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Call for Submissions: International Symposium for Visual Culture & Exhibition 2021

Type: Conferences & Symposia [View all]
Posted by: CICA Museum
Deadline: Fri, November 27th, 2020

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We invite artists, scholars, and researchers worldwide to participate in the International Symposium for Visual Culture 2021. The community of artists, researchers and academics meets in the international symposium and participates in the exhibition at the CICA Museum. The symposium will be held both onsite and virtually due to global uncertainty.

ISVC is an international platform for diverse and critical perspectives on visual culture. Through ISVC, we aim to create a global network of researchers/artists and consumers/makers of visual culture, and foster critical thoughts and in-depth understanding of visual culture on a global scale.

*Categories & Keywords:

-Art & Culture in the New Normal
-Art and Capitalism
-Race and Identity in Art & Culture
-Feminist Studies on Visual Culture
-Nationalism and Visual Culture
-Digital Culture and Social Media
-Mass Culture
-Critical Studies
-Originality, Authorship, and Copyright Issues
-New Media Art
-Digital Nomad
-Environmental issues and Visual Culture

[Symposium] International Symposium for Visual Culture (ISVC) 2021

The symposium will be held on March 27-28, 2021 both onsite and virtually due to global uncertainty. Every artist/researcher of an accepted proposal will be provided with an opportunity to discuss the merits of his or her contribution with peers. It is required that the presenter will register for the symposium and present or perform in a session. We are open to proposals for paper presentations, workshops, experimental sessions, as well as artistic performance.

[Exhibition] “Visual Culture 2021” at CICA Museum

The international exhibition “Visual Culture 2021” will be held from the 10th to the 28th of March, 2021 at CICA Museum. Each participating artist can feature two works for the exhibition.


– Photographs & 2D Digital Art
Selected works will be printed in 10×15 or 10 x 10 inches, framed, and installed by the museum curators & assistants. If requested by the artist, works can be printed and framed in larger sizes. Additional fees may apply.

– Video & Interactive Art
The museum will provide projectors and DVD/DIVX players for the show. Multiple single-channel works will be screened through a projector. The museum curators & assistants will install your work(s) according to your installation guidelines. If the work is required to be screened through a projector exclusively, or more than two projectors/monitors are needed, please indicate the special requirements in the submission email. Additional fees may apply.

– Physical Work & Installation Art
The artist is responsible for the shipment and delivery of his/her physical work to and from CICA Museum, as well as all related expenses. The two-dimensional work should be no larger than 39 inch (1 m) on the longest side, and the installation piece should be no larger than 39x39x79 inches (1 x 1 x 2 m, w x l x h). The work that needs to be mounted on the wall should not exceed 10 kg. Please indicate in the submission email if you are interested in exhibiting works exceeding the size/weight limit.


November 27, 2020 Submission Deadline
November 30 – December 13, 2020 Approvals: Selected artists and researchers will be notified by email.
March 10 – 28, 2021 Exhibition “Visual Culture 2021” at CICA Museum, Korea
March 27 – 28, 2021 International Symposium for Visual Culture 2021
– March 27, 2021 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Korea Standard Time, UTC+09:00) ISVC Opening Party (onsite + virtual)
– March 27, 2021 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. (KST, UTC+09:00) ISVC Sessions at CICA Museum; sessions will be held in Korean.
– March 28, 2021 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (KST, UTC+09:00) ISVC Sessions (virtual); sessions will be held in English.

***The schedule is subject to change.

*How to submit your work:

Please send us a proposal (a DOC or PDF file; up to 1200 words; may include max. 10 images and 3 video links) and a bio. Please email them to “”

Please write “Submission: Visual Culture 2021 – Presenter’s Name” in the subject line of your email.

*Registration required at the time of the acceptance (more info:

We look forward to the participation of creative artists/researchers. If you have any questions, please visit our “Contact Us” page ( and leave a message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Posted on Fri, November 20th, 2020
Expires on Fri, November 27th, 2020

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