Call for Proposals: Art Institute Review — Fall 2021: Instability (inaugural issue)

Dates or Deadline: 
13 June 2020 to 16 July 2020
Organized by: 
Art Institute of Chicago
United States

The Art Institute Review is dedicated to innovative object-centered scholarship.

Linked to the Art Institute of Chicago’s dynamic research program, this peer-reviewed journal spurs collaborative, interdisciplinary dialogue and embraces art’s radical potential to help us understand culture, history, and our current moment. It is published twice a year, in fall and spring. Each themed issue contains five to six articles and may also feature dialogues, interviews, reflections, and creative contributions. The inaugural issue launches in Fall 2021. The call for paper proposals appears below.

Fall 2021: Instability
Proposals due: July 15, 2020

Instability is the hallmark of our present moment—ways of living, working, and relating have been dramatically altered over the course of mere weeks. What if the current state of flux is but an expression of the mutable nature of reality? Encounters between cultures through colonization, migration, trade, and war have, through the instability they wrought, regularly propelled change. Technology in particular has a fraught relationship with instability, capable of exacerbating and ameliorating it simultaneously. How might we take this moment to understand instability and its effects, past and present, in radically different ways?