Artlink welcomes proposals for writing and information on associated projects and exhibition programs that relate to our forthcoming themed editions listed below. The focus is on long-form essays, artist and project profiles from Australia and the Asia Pacific. Multi-disciplinary perspectives are encouraged. Contact for submissions
It’s Time [working title]
Issue 40:1 | March 2020
Time is the messenger, inspired by the impetus of the historical moment that brings about change. This edition takes a long view of the cultural shifts inspired by social movements, geological thinking and the location of present-day anxieties of living in the end times, prompted by the need for immediate action to mitigate the effects of climate change and a changing world wrested from the declining power of nation states.
Fixed as fluid, cyclical, durational or crystallised, concepts of time are revelatory of the division between subject-centred thinking and the physical laws of the universe and as work for the archival record, to also embrace diverse forms of cultural knowledge.
Editor: Eve Sullivan, Executive Editor, Artlink
INDIGENOUS: KIN CONSTELLATIONS: Languages, waters, futures
Issue 40:2 | June 2020
This edition considers Ancestral materiality, intellectual traditions and expressions by First Peoples from around the world, spanning the great oceans, skies and lands connecting kin and country. Artistic, economic and cultural paradigms as a reflection on life and death—as black holes and shining stars illuminated as constellations in the night skies from the times of the Ancestors—are traced in the footprints made on the lands we travel.
In so doing, we ardently love and connect with our kin, known and not-yet-known, human and beyond-human, recognising commonalities and differences as we fight for the continuation of cultural practices. Extending outwards from Australia, we consider Ancestral memory, temporality and being through languages, waters and futures that are continuously living and expansive.
Léuli Eshrāghi is an Australian artist and curator of Sāmoan, Persian and other ancestries, a Horizon/Indigenous Futures Postdoctoral Fellow at Concordia University, and board member of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective/Collectif des commissaires autochtones (Canada).
Kimberley Moulton is a Yorta Yorta writer and curator and Senior Curator South Eastern Aboriginal Collections at Museums Victoria. Kimberley has curated and published in Australia and internationally across the museum and gallery sector, is alumni of the National Gallery of Australia Wesfarmers Indigenous Leadership Program and Member of the Board of Directors for Shepparton Art Museum.
This edition will have a pre-release in May to coincide with the programming for the 2020 Biennale of Sydney, NIRIN, in which Léuli Eshrāghi is a participating artist.