The Art Institute of Chicago invites submissions to our inaugural Art Institute Review digital scholarly journal. The Art Institute Review (AIR) is a peer-reviewed digital journal produced in concert with the museum’s energetic research program. AIR features multivocal, interdisciplinary dialogue embracing art’s potential to shed light on culture, history, and our current moment.
For our inaugural Fall 2021 issue, we are seeking submissions that explore the theme of Instability: How has instability, and changes it inflicts, reshaped art objects, art history and the art world over time? Has instability been not only a force to intervene against, but also one that has fostered new, beneficial states or ways of being? We seek written perspectives that bring forth diverse views of how instability can be studied within the art world, through history, materiality, identity, technology or institutions. We especially welcome proposals focused on historically underrepresented objects or narratives, as well as proposals from emerging scholars.