Call for papers

Call for Papers


ASAP/Amsterdam invites proposals from scholars and artists addressing the
contemporary arts in all their forms since the 1960s—literary, visual, performing,
musical, cinematic, design, and digital. We are interested in work across disciplines
and media that examine the formal, cultural, social, and political dimensions of the
arts today.

The symposium encourages papers exploring the notion of slowness, including: 
•   multi-layered temporalities and time-scales as effective in artistic practices and works 
•   relations of any of the slow movements (slow cities, science, film, food) and the arts 
•   ecological, durational, activist, processual, systems-oriented approaches 
•   multi-modal and cross-medial approaches to slowness 
•   challenged binaries of aesthetics vs. politics, digital vs. analogue, local vs. global 

Participants are encouraged to think as broadly and imaginatively as possible
about the intersections between and among the contemporary arts and their
institutions, economies, policies, and traditions. Proposals may focus on individual
artists, writers, designers, composers, or performers and/or their works; they may
consider artistic movements, collectives, and local scenes, including those online, or
underground; they may discuss any theoretical, intellectual, or aesthetic formation
that figures in the world of the arts as we know them now.

Abstract Submissions
Applicants to the symposium are invited to submit a 250 word abstract and short
biographical note by 1 December 2017 to the organizers at