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May 2017

Open call: Bilocation

Critical Bastards Magazine invites submissions of reviews and responses to presentations of art in the island of Ireland and the New York City area.

We are particularly interested in reviews of work produced in 2016 and 2017 so far.

Submission deadline: August 4th 2017
Word count: 500 words
Format: Word Document
Send to: criticalbastardsmagazine@gmail.com

Critical Bastards Magazine is committed to creating conversations between all parts of the island of Ireland and beyond. This issue will be distributed in selected galleries and bookstores across Ireland and New York City.

Articles are accepted on their fitness for inclusion in each issue

February 2017

“Critical thinking without hope is cynicism. Hope without critical thinking is naïveté”

Critical Bastards Magazine invites writers and artists to critically respond to the idea of hope in all its guises, shapes, textures, positivity, negativity, falsity and problems.

Hope is a thing with wings, hope is a dangerous thing.

This is a hope that resides within the realm of the possible; it is only enacted once uncertainty is accepted. It is an unstable, ever-shifting thing, existing in the fringes, margins, shadows and edges of possibility. It is unknowable.

We are looking for critical responses to the idea of the hope that underpins the ceaseless endurance of existence, and of art.

Submission Deadline: March 14th 2017
Word Count: 500 words
Format: Word Document and PDF
Send to: criticalbastardsmagazine@gmail.com

Critical Bastards Magazine is committed to creating conversations between all parts of the island of Ireland and beyond. International submissions always welcome.

Articles are accepted on their fitness for inclusion in each issue

August 2016

Callout for audio articles

Critical Bastards Magazine is seeking audio texts and reviews in response to the word ‘Work’.
We invite writers to question changes in the cultural and functional values of the process and objectives in art production.

This coincides with the upcoming public project A Fair Land by Grizedale Arts in the Irish Museum Modern Art addressing creativity in making, producing and living in pre and post-industrial conditions.

We are looking for a creative audio response to this call. Submissions can be a review of A Fair Land, an interview, or a theory-based article with an image that relates to the content.

A Fair Land at the Irish Museum of Modern Art takes place on August 12th until 28th 2016.

Submission deadline: September 9th 2016
Duration: Up to 6 minutes maximum
Send to: criticalbastardsmagazine@gmail.com

Issue 13 of Critical Bastards is an audio issue available online only.

CB is committed to creating conversations between all parts of the island of Ireland.

Articles are selected on their fitness for inclusion in each issue.

January 2016

Critical Bastards Magazine are seeking critical texts and reviews relating to the theme of ‘Resourcefulness’ in thinking, practice and presentation of visual art.

This theme can be interpreted flexibly.

Submissions can be a review of an exhibition/event/art organisation, an interview, or a theory-based article. Creative writing is always welcome.

More on the theme:
This theme invites ways to talk about material, use and necessity. Resourcefulness can be defined in relation to the use of generic components of the gallery space and exhibition props as art objects, and the practice of reusing stuff-less stuff such as ideas, thoughts and texts.

Submission deadline: January 29th 2016
Word count: 500 words
Format: Word document & PDF
Send to: criticalbastardsmagazine@gmail.com

Issue 12 of Critical Bastards will be predominately an online publication with printed editions in a limited capacity.

CB is committed to creating conversations between all parts of the island of Ireland.
Submissions from Northern Ireland are always welcome.

Articles are selected on their fitness for inclusion in each issue.

Two events Critical Bastards took part in during 2012:

VAI Getogether

First of all in May 2012, we took part in some discussion around critical writing at the VAI Getogether in Limerick. The discussion was titled “A Printed Project Symposium: Critical Writing: Future modes of engagement (Fiona Fullam, James Merrigan, Fergal Gaynor, Adrian Duncan)”

“As we see a rise in new methods of engagement such as online blogs, twitter, personal websites and resurgence in self published zines and journals. We want to look at the future and importance of discourse surrounding visual arts practice and exhibition. We are inviting a range of artists, curators and critics who are currently working in this area to come and have open discussions about their experience to date, and what they see as the future of this vital and immediate form of critical writing. During the day we will announce details of this year’s critical writing award, a partnership of Dublin City Arts Office and Visual Artists Ireland”

http://visualartists.ie/vai-news/visual-artists-ireland-get-together-2012/

Commissioning Editor at Commissions+ Fingal County Council Public Art Symposium. 

Secondly we took part in a panel discussion on “The Role of the Commissioning Editor” at the Commissions+ Public Art Symposium 8th/9th of October 2012. Other participants were:

Occupy Paper, Limerick
Critical Bastards, Belfast
Fugitive Papers, Galway
Enclave Review, Cork
Paper Visual Art, Dublin
Daniel Jewsbury

More information here: 

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