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Art + Mobility

Call for Papers and Art Projects

InterArtive is an open platform for dialogue that attempts to bring together different theoretical and practical fields of criticism and reflection on contemporary art and thought. Developed from an academic context, but emerging from a need to reach beyond it and to establish links with the artistic production, InterArtive functions as an online monthly journal and as a cultural association that carries out projects off-line. The diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise of its members and colleagues have oriented the project towards interdisciplinarity and interculturality. The Chief Editor of InterArtive is Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio.

For no. 55, the digital journal InterArtive will publish a special issue dedicated to diverse aspects of the current discussion about Art and Mobility. Theorists, critics, curators and artists who work on the subject are invited to participate.

Artistic practices and creativity are directly and closely linked to mobility. A great part of the art and architecture that we know would no exist if it were not for the urge to travel, to discover, the need to go beyond the limits territorial and intellectual of the known. To reflect on mobility today means to widen the perspective, to go beyond the concepts of travel, discovery and displacement; it calls for an analysis of the social, political, economic and cultural phenomena linked to it. The practice of mobility can be thought of as a phenomenological experience where identity comes into contact with alterity, as a path of transformation where ideas, perceptions and preconceptions are questioned, as a value and as a conscious process of enrichment and of knowledge, and not just as a simple trip, or a simple displacement. Mobility presents multiple facets: it is directly related to the issue of diversity, exchange, experience and intercultural dialogue. At the same time, it makes us reflect on migration, exile and the obstacles faced when crossing borders.

The objectives of this call are to reflect on a history of mobility, to go in depth into the processes of transformation of knowledge, culture and art in the practice of mobility and, above all, to think about mobility today, in a contemporary context.

Proposals that consider one or more of the following topics, among others, will be accepted:

  • Mobility, Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue
  • Migration, Exile and Diaspora
  • Obstacles to Mobility and Visa issues
  • Cultural Exchange, Artistic Residencies, Hospitality
  • Human Interaction, Responsibilities, Eco-Mobility
  • Nomadic Art Practices
  • Translation and Language
  • Travel, Exploration and History of Mobility
  • Virtual Mobility

The 55th issue of InterArtive will be published at the end of September 2013. The deadline for proposals is 15 July 2013. Proposals should be submitted by mail at: info@interartive.org.

More information about this call is available at: interartive.org/2013/03/art-mobility-en/