Second issue: Call for papers
The digital review Faire Monde(s) is making its second call for contributions
You are invited to submit articles for the annual digital publication, Faire Monde(s), to be published online in December 2021.
Our aim is to provide a broader aesthetic and critical reflection on the Caribbean context, its specificities or its similarities with global production and to reflect on artistic practices from all continents.
For this second issue, the theme is:
The momentum of communities: how the Diverse dialogues with the All
In a global context, numerous socially committed people’s initiatives, supported by an artistic concept of commitment, are appearing on many peripheries. Art is therefore reaffirming itself as a genuine system for social transformation. The Arte Util project by Cuban artist Tania Bruguera brings together a number of artists’ collectives involved in local approaches. These actions are generally based on self-organisation approaches. “Self-organisation is the hallmark of the living organism” and is opposed to “deadly dependence”, write the authors of “Manifesto for a global project – Manifesto to re-found the French Overseas Departments”.
“Only spaces of sovereignty, made necessary by a global project, can support the new, the unexpected, the unpredictable combination, the Living organism that is evolving and equipping itself”
What are these spaces of sovereignty in the art world: artists’ collectives, alternative exhibition venues, alternative education… and how are these initiatives represented in the Caribbean?
How to take part
- The articles submitted to the journal – essays, conversations, artist profiles – about art must be previously unpublished and presented in their final form. The articles must focus on the work of one or more artists. Each proposed article will be submitted to the members of the selection committee.
The selection committee is made up of:
Dominique Brebion, freelance curator, art critic (Aica Caraïbe du Sud)
Florent Delval, art critic and gallery owner
Dorothée Dupuis, Freelance exhibition curator and art critic,
Director of Terremoto.mx magazine
Monique Mirabel, Agrégée teacher of visual arts
Allison Thompson, art historian, educator
Pascaline Vallée, Freelance journalist and art critic
Yolanda Wood, Professor, researcher and art critic
We are looking for two types of contribution:
6 critical essays of 6,000 to 7,000 characters, paid at a fixed rate of €300 each
3 short articles of 4,000 to 5,000 characters, paid at a fixed rate of €200 each
Please remember to include between 5 and 8 royalty-free images to illustrate these articles, with captions.
The articles can be sent in a choice of French, English or Spanish, and will be published in the chosen language.
2 – The selection process will have two phases:
- the initial submission includes a short 150-word biography, a list of articles published in the last two years, a 250-word abstract of the proposed article in English and French or in French and Spanish, by 15 June
- After the selection committee’s decision, published on 20 July,
- the final article must be received by 30 October
3– Proposals for articles shall be submitted using Times New Roman, size 12, with 1.5-line spacing.
The title page must include the first and last name of the author, their email address, and the title of the article.
The next page must include:
- five key words
- a two-hundred word abstract in two languages: English and French or French and Spanish
- a short 150-word biography of the author
These documents must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
4– The articles must submitted in the form of a Word document, in Times New Roman font, size 12, with the simplest formatting possible (no use of styles, bullet points or indentations, but indents at the beginning of each paragraph).
Titles that are too long or too allusive should be avoided
Long quotations must be separated from the body of the text with a line break before and after, and are not preceded by an indent. Quotations are indicated in italics without quotation marks.
The titles of books and publications shall be in italics. For titles of works, capitalize the first word of the title.
Centuries shall be written as numerals, followed by an ordinal indicator such as th in superscript with a non-breaking space.
Example: 20th century
Capital letters shall take accents as required by the language.
5- Notes and bibliographical references
References shall be formulated as follows:
First name Last name, Title of the work, place of publication, publishing house, collection [if applicable], year of publication.
Articles must be illustrated with 5 to 8 royalty-free images. These images shall be provided by the author, in black and white or colour, in digital format, and sent by we transfer. They shall numbered and provided with a list of captions.
For an acceptable print quality, the photographs, saved in grayscale or colour, must have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and a width of 400 to 600 pixels in jpeg format only. They must be accompanied by the author’s permission to publish them, and the name of the photographer.
The list of captions, sent in a separate file, must include the author’s name and the title of the article. Each caption shall include: the number of the illustration, the name of the artist or site, the title of the work, the date of execution of the work, the medium, the size, the current place the work is conserved, and the copyright.
7- Validation for publication shall be final only after the insertion of corrections and additions requested by the editorial board. The editorial board reserves the right not to publish an article as a last resort if any requested changes have not been made
8 – Proofs and publications
Before publication, the author shall receive an email containing the proofs to be checked. The author must return them to the editorial office within eight days, corrected. Only typographical corrections are allowed on the proofs.