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KAPSULA Magazine is launching and calling for submissions

As
a listserv dedicated to engaged and evaluative art criticism, KAPSULA
Magazine promotes art criticism that dares to be critical, even if that
means publishing a negative review. Championing strong opinions and even
stronger writing, KAPSULA aims to enliven Canadian art criticism for a
new generation of readers.

LAUNCH:

After
months of rigorous preparation and hard work, KAPSULA Magazine will
release its first publication—CRISIS 1/3. This first instalment of the
CRISIS theme will be sent out on Monday, July 15th.

As
a subscriber, you’ll receive an interactive PDF file containing three
feature articles as well as some TBA content to keep you on your toes.
The authors of July’s works are Kerr Houston, Ebony L. Haynes and Ellyn
Walker. Their works are fascinating, beautifully written, and tackle the
notion of CRISIS from three different, engaging prisms. So, dear
KAPSULA subscribers, stay tuned for our first official release!

If you haven’t yet subscribed to receive KAPSULA’s monthly issues, please visit our website and do so for free:

http://kapsula.ca/subscribe

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

KAPSULA is already on its second round for our call for submissions!
As CRISIS
will be addressed in the months of July, August and September, a new
topic presents itself, ready to be further explored by KAPSULA’s authors
in October! The new call for submissions addresses the issue of Aesthetics within contemporary art.

Since
the 1960s, post-structuralist and postmodern theories have influenced
artists and writers to move towards complacent relativism. The classical
discourse of aesthetics—the pleasure of looking at something, or the
appreciation of the concept of beauty through regarding it— has been
replaced by a discourse of images as references. Often in contemporary
art, the work is little more than a signifier for a chain of ‘absent’
images that it’s referencing—those seen in the mind and not in the
gallery. In other words: the art is in the room, and the image is
somewhere else.

But are these disavowals of honed skill and
technical virtuosity entirely accurate anymore? To grapple with this
question, KAPSULA welcomes submissions that seek to explore the notion
of aesthetics in contemporary art, and writers who are interested in the
vital role of visual pleasure in producing critical moments and
paradigm shifts within art.

Although the theme of aesthetics can be taken broadly, some directions could include:

  • Returns to formalism
  • The problem of aesthetics in architecture (Bauhaus vs. Bilbao)
    Aesthetics & public opinion—the challenges of making public art
  • The nouveau bourgeois
  • Gender in aesthetics
  • Anti-aesthetic art
  • Aesthetics as a means of control, or the ‘mainstream aesthetic’
  • Money and aesthetics (social class/global and local economy)
  • The
    politics of ornamentation (see Adolf Loos’ argument that ornament
    betrays function and does nothing to further the culture that creates
    it)
  • Net aesthetics

For further submission details please visit: http://kapsula.ca/submissions

deadline:
August 30th, at midnight

MORE CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS:
KAPSULA Magazine is always on the look for exhibition reviews and cover images!

EXHIBITION REVIEWS:

Starting
mid-July, KAPSULA will begin releasing bi-weekly exhibition reviews.
This means that our call for exhibition review submissions will be
ongoing, with no deadlines!
This will give you the opportunity to write about a current show that
you feel passionate about. It will also give KAPSULA’s subscribers the
opportunity to read your work and see the art exhibition that provoked
your critique!

Since there are no set themes, the exhibition and topic you choose to write on are entirely up to you, regardless of location. Our only requirement is that you make it spicy and intelligent.

For more details regarding submission guidelines, please visit our website at: http://kapsula.ca/submissions/

COVER IMAGES:

Great news for artists!

Due
to an overwhelming amount of artwork submissions, the KAPSULA team
found it appropriate to incorporate contemporary artists and their work
to the monthly feature publications. We are looking for one new cover
image each month. This image should thematically relate to the current
call for feature articles that is posted on our official website. The
topic is completely open to your conceptual and visual interpretation.
The call for image submissions is ongoing.
For information on image guidelines and submissions, visit: http://kapsula.ca
To submit an image, e-mail us at: submissions@kapsula.ca

For any further inquiries, please contact Yoli Terziyska at yoli@kapsula.ca

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