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The digital review Faire Monde(s) is making its third call for contributions

Faire Monde(s)

You are invited to submit articles for the annual digital publication, Faire Monde(s), to be published online in December 2022.

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 third issue of Faire Monde(s), the theme is:

Global mapping: exhibitions, mega-exhibitions and art circuits

The Venice Biennale was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is now eagerly awaited. The organisers, curators, contributors and participants have declared their intention to focus on new approaches, with many of them aiming to tackle the inequality characterising the art world. For the first time, the exhibition organised by the curator Cecilia Alemani, Le lait des rêves (“The Milk of Dreams”), will feature a majority of women and non-binary artists.  At the same time, a number of national pavilions will be represented by women belonging to racial groups, including several with direct links to the Caribbean, notably Sonia Boyce (UK pavilion), Alberta Whittle (Scottish pavilion) et Simone Leigh (US pavilion). Without doubt, this is an important moment, providing rich occasions to examine existing structures and prejudices, which this unprecedented representation calls into question.

How can the Caribbean’s participation in this environment be put to good use? Or how should it do so? Some Caribbean countries have set up pavilions at the Biennale in the past – Jamaica, Haiti, Antigua, Cuba and Grenada among them – and others envisage the best way to participate in this important event. But the considerable financial and organisational challenges raise serious questions about the best way for small, developing, island countries to reduce the significant imbalance of power concerning representation in the art world, especially when their artistic infrastructure lacks resources.

At the same time, the Documenta 15 offers an alternative approach: under the leadership of Ruangrupa, the artist collective based in Jakarta, the event will be focusing on collectives and on sharing community resources. Once again, the Caribbean will feature strongly with the participation of Alice Yard (Trinidad) and Atis Rezistans (Haiti).

How can the countries of the global South make their diversity visible and negotiate their representation on art-circuit maps, given the significant imbalances in economic and other resources?

How to take part

  1. 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 Faire Monde(s) 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:

  • 7 critical essays of 6,000 to 8,000 characters, paid at a fixed rate of €300 each
  • 4 short articles of 5,000 to 6,000 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.

– 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 Spanishby 1 June 2022
  • After the selection committee’s decision, published on15 July 2022
  • the final article must be received by 15 October 2022

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 dbrebion-artsvisuels@orange.fr

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) with also a PDF version with images included in the text. .

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.

6- Illustrations

• Images

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 onlyThey must be accompanied by the author’s permission to publish them, and the name of the photographer. Please check that the numbers of the photos and the captions are the same.

  • Captions

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.

9 – The authors are committed to sharing all the articles published on the Faire Monde(s) website on their social networks.