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VIS Open Call #9: Of Memory and Public Space


The call for VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research issue 9 is open between 20 April and 1 June 2022. The theme is “Of Memory and Public Space” and editors are Serge von Arx and Eliot Moleba.

We are interested in the artistic practices of researchers, artists and architects, whose work is both celebrating and questioning the role of art in dealing with collective memory. How can and does artistic work help us to reflect, identify and reveal our society and add meaning to our cities? How can interception in the public sphere trigger a response in the form of an action or a movement for us to relate and engage with the histori(es) and memori(es) embedded within public spaces? In other words, what is it that we decide to remember, what do we ignore and what do we choose to forget?

Above is an excerpt from the open call text. Read the whole text on VIS website: Open Call VIS #9

How to Submit

Register a full account in the database Research Catalogue (RC), create an exposition and submit it for review to the portal “VIS, Nordic Journal for Artistic Research” latest by 1 June 2022. Expositions may be made in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and English. Read about VIS submission and editorial process here.

VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research is a digital open access journal presenting artistic research, with a special emphasis on the Nordic region. It highlights the importance for Nordic artist-researchers of reflection as a mental discipline that, when interwoven with artistic practice, generates new knowledge. The journal is the result of a cooperation between Stockholm University of the Arts (SKH) and the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (part of Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills).