Special Issue: Art and Performance - Free for Publication

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Call for Papers
February 28, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Theatre & Performance History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Film and Film History, Fine Arts

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Arts focuses the many strands of tradition and highlights the emergent themes that occupy the territory between art and performance. There are a range of historical reference points that inform this interface today. From the early C20th Dada and Surrealist events, through Happenings, Fluxus, Actionism, and Performance Art, to Live Art, Third Theatre, Physical Theatre, Mediated Performance, modes of fringe, devising, and many more approaches to developing fields of embodied and discursive activity have been tested and played out.

The relation between Art and Performance is a dynamic one that has arguably retained its vitality and unexpected agility to resist being tied down to organisational structures, institutions and agencies that attempt to provide enabling support structures but which often result in restrictive and limiting frameworks. Shifts in geo-, identity-, ecological, and technological contexts and their developments across the globe have often precipitated and driven the content and adaptations to provoke performative work between Art and Performance. Experiments in education have also, at times, brought the two fields together or into close proximity as a means of sparking new areas of collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and opportunities for the creation of new knowledge.

Prof. Dr. Tim Brennan
Guest Editor

Submission Planning 

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 20 October 2022.

Submission of final manuscripts: 28 February2023. 

Submission Criteria:  

  • Abstract and a short biography should be sent to Prof. Tim Brennan <T.Brennan@mmu.ac.uk> and Sylvia Hao (sylvia.hao@mdpi.com)
  • Final articles, in English only, should be at least 5000 words long; a 150-word abstract and 5 keywords should also be submitted.  
  • Authors can include image files (tables, maps, graphs, photographs …) in ..jpg; they should ensure that images are free of rights (or that rights have been obtained).  
  • Each article will be peer-reviewed by at least two anonymous referees.

For further inquiries, please contact: Sylvia Hao for Arts, Sylvia Hao (sylvia.hao@mdpi.com) and Editorial Office of Artsarts@mdpi.com

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