[Modified CFP] Visual Arts in the 21st Century

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Journal Title: Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities: An Online Open Access E-Journal (ISSN 0975 – 2935)
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In the wake of the digital revolution and
globalisation policies the whole world is witnessing formation of certain
conditions which are having and will continue to have tremendous impact on the
production, reproduction, access, dissemination and appreciation of visual
arts. While the old art forms and artworks are being revisited and reproduced
in wholly new ways and for a variety of purposes, new types in the forms of
digital arts are surfacing not only on the internet but also every place of our
visual culture. The place and workplace of the artist also has undergone a radical
change. The artists are themselves very keen to define their position globally
as the web makes it possible, and along this they are also ready to take up
social and political challenges (as always was the case).

Like convergence in all other fields, in the sphere
of visual arts we are also witnessing a convergence of all the art forms in the
case of computer games. With 2D video games giving way to highly complex PC
games, we find attempts at accommodating real-life 3D experiences and complex
situations into the digitally recreated virtual reality. In combination with
the web a professional team of experts has been able to create virtual worlds,
where millions of people—irrespective of age, gender, class, caste and
race—have started ‘living’. This kind of converged art is allowing the
reader/player/resident the highest ever freedom not only to enter the ‘text’
but also to modify and manipulate it up to a certain limit.

Keeping in mind this kind of situation we are
inviting critical writings on a variety of areas. While we are open to the
suggestion from the writers for the inclusion of any particular area, for their
convenience we are giving below a list of probable areas for submission:

i.            
Aesthetics of digital arts

ii.          
Aesthetics of photography

iii.        
Aesthetics of website design

iv.         
Our visual culture—sociology/psychology of the need
for the visual

v.           
Sociology of the reproduction of old art forms and
art objects

vi.         
21st century artist and the digital
technology

vii.        
Artist and the global politics

viii.      
Viewers as users

ix.         
Gender and visual arts today

x.           
Focus on any artist/tradition from new perspective

xi.         
Open Access and Fair Use Policies and Visual arts

For
submission of critical writings, please send:

* Completed article (3000-5000 words)
* Abstract (100-200 words)
* 3 to 5 Keywords
* Brief CV

For
submission of creative works, please send:
* Analytical Description of Works
(2000-3000 words)
* Maximum 5 images in JPG format, at least 800 pixels wide or tall.
* Abstract (100 words)
* 3 to 5 Keywords
* Brief CV

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Please send submissions and queries to:
editor@rupkatha.com

DEADLINE
FOR SUBMISSIONS: December 31, 2009

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