n.paradoxa publishes the work of women writers, critics, artists and curators on the work of contemporary women artists from anywhere in the world. If you would like to submit an article on contemporary women’s art practices (visual arts only, working post-1970) or an aspect of feminist art theory, an interview with a woman artist or a feature to n.paradoxa, please contact the editor. Do not send finished articles. Articles are commissioned through negotiation with the editor: Katy Deepwell. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send, well in advance of the copy deadline, an outline (1-2 paragraphs) and a short resume (1 page only). Please also outline the relation of your proposal to the theme of a particular volume.
Volume 28: Bio-politics (July 2011)
(Copy deadline: 1 May 2011, to be published July 2011)
Doesn’t biology + politics = feminism? How does the concept of “bio-politics” (from Negri and Hardt or Ranciere) embrace, incorporate or challenge feminist thinking? How have changes in reproductive technologies, in science/art and the analysis of Empire/Captialism, affected women’s cultural production? Bio-politics has been seen as a version of politics or feminism post-Foucault but what of feminists’ critiques of Foucault’s concepts of power and representation, hierarchy, discipline and punishment, how do these figure in debates about the practices of women artists? If the workings of Empire/late consumer capitalism bear testament to the increasing in bureaucracy and administration in all sectors in our lives, how have women artists not only responded to or resisted this in their work but also any instrumental approach to knowledge that it entails? While much has been made of the poor position of women in globalised multi-national labour markets, their role as the global poor, as refugees, in exploitation and victimisation across continents, in sex trafficking and domestic servitude, how have women in the visual arts made works in response to these dominant issues in bio-politics and redrawn the boundaries between visual art, aesthetics and politics.
Volume 29: Trans-Asia (Jan 2012)
(Copy deadline: 1 Nov 2011, to be published Jan 2012)
In August 2009, the editor of n.paradoxa collaborated with C-Arts Mag (volume 9, Singapore) on a special report on women artists from Asia: with women writers from 12 countries involved. Taking up this theme again, volume 29 of n.paradoxa invites new contributions from women authors about contemporary women artists working in Asia or of Asian origin working anywhere in the world. Interviews, artists’ projects and scholarly articles will be commissioned on the basis of proposals received and their focus on feminist theory. Like other books and exhibition projects on the subject, the approach will be pan- or trans-Asian, drawing on the many countries across Asia as well as looking at Asian artists working in Europe and America.