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Call for papers: Third Text Africa

Third Text Africa is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical perspectives on contemporary art and culture, with a particular interest in facilitating and stimulating critical scholarship on and from the African continent. Third Text Africa was initiated by Rasheed Araeen, founding editor of Third Text, in partnership with ASAI. Third Text Africa has its own editorial structure and operates independently of the print journal.

Third Text Africa invites submissions on the theme “Collectivities”, to be published in November 2019.

We are specifically looking for:

Case studies and comparative studies of artist’s collectives, past and present;

Case studies and comparative studies of multi-disciplinary artists collaborations;

Sociologically oriented analyses of the ecology of the art world. This can take the form of theoretical mappings of the ‘full’ field, or comprise case studies and analyses that highlight the interdependence of various elements within art-world’s eco-system, e.g. relations between artist/s and dealers, between art history and the art market, between activism and commodification, between research and publishing, between education and professionalism etc.

Submissions can be in the form of essays, interviews, or reviews. Visual essays are also welcome. Third Text Africa accepts material in English, French and Portuguese.

Deadline for submissions: 15 June 2019.

Stylesheet: kindly contact us for our style sheet before submitting your text.

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