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The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies is taking submissions for this year's publication, under the theme of ART & RECIPROCITY. With the goal of celebrating some of the best undergraduate academic writing at OCAD University, this anthology challenges the boundaries of art history by looking at art’s relationship with the world through cultural, political, and social exchange.

We encourage students to submit work that they have written for courses and would feel proud to share with the OCAD U Community and aligns with the guiding theme. The Editorial Committee is seeking submissions from all current OCAD U students in the following formats:

Exhibition and Performance Reviews [250 to 500 words]
Reviews of exhibitions, performances or art-related events that happened after April 2021. We welcome reviews that are local, national, or international in scope.

Critical Essays [1000 to 2000 words]
We publish academic essays about art, design, and visual studies. We are open to a wide range of methods and analyses, including experimental writing on aesthetic experiences and interdisciplinary research. We can accept excerpts from larger essays.

Abstracts of Thesis Projects [150 to 250 words]
Art or design students may submit up to 3 images of their works to contextualize their abstract. Images provided should be 300 DPI.

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Submission Guidelines
Submissions should be sent either as an email attachment, or as a link to a Google Drive file to visualcriticalstudies@gmail.com. Writing should be submitted as a Word Document (.doc or .docx) and Chicago style citations are encouraged.

In your submission email please provide a 1 to 2 sentence biography that includes your name, your program, the year of your program (for ex: 3rd year student), and a few details about your research interests and/or studio practice.

Submission deadline: Friday, February 18, 2022

To learn more about the Journal of Visual & Critical Studies and to read past volumes, please visit visualcriticalstudies.tumblr.com.

 

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The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies is taking submissions for this year's publication, under the theme of ART & RECIPROCITY. Undergraduate students are encouraged to submit exhibition reviews, performance reviews, critical essays, or abstracts of thesis projects to visualcriticalstudies@gmail.com by February 18, 2022.
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The JVCS will be having their second annual undergraduate colloquium in visual culture. We are accepting texts and stories by artists, writers, and designers that addresses how online living has altered the fabric of our sociality, temporality, and embodiment. How has online living changed practices of self and community care? How has this past year of isolation affected our introspection and awareness of self, and others? How have we changed the way we create?

Submissions are open to current undergraduate students. Priority will be given to BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ applicants. Formats can include but are not limited to: academic essays, personal essays, letters, poetry, manifestos, and more.  Texts should be sent as a docx or doc to visualcriticalstudies@gmail.com.

Deadline extended to Friday, July 30th!

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The JVCS is accepting submissions for their second annual undergraduate colloquium in visual culture. Deadline extended to Friday, July 30th!

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Please join us for the 3rd JVCS Alumni Series Workshop with Maya Wilson-Sanchez!

Maya Wilson-Sanchez is an OCADU JVCS Alumni who currently works as an independent curator, writer, and editor. She is interested in processes of history-making and building connections between local and international communities to foster networks of exchange and solidarity. Her essays, reviews, and exhibition texts can be found in various publications including The Senses and Society Journal, Canadian Art, Contemporary HUM, and the book Other Places: Reflections on Media Arts in Canada (PUBLIC Books, 2019). In 2019, she was Editorial Resident at Canadian Art and held a curatorial residency award at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto. The 2020 recipient of the Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators, Wilson-Sanchez will be a 2021 participant at the Tate Intensive in London, UK. She is currently Associate Editor at C Magazine and curating a year-long public arts program and exhibition for the City of Toronto’s Year of Public Art. Maya also founded the Journal of Visual and Critical Studies and was part of it’s first years of production!

For more information about the JVCS, check out our website at https://visualcriticalstudies.tumblr.com/ or our instagram @jvcsocadu

If you are interested in connecting with Maya, check out their instagram @maya__ws

Link to Eventbrite to register here!

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Please join the Journal of Visual and Critical Studies for the 3rd JVCS Alumni Series Workshop with Maya Wilson-Sanchez!

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Join us in conversation with VCS and JVCS alumni Karina Roman!

Friday, February 12, 2021 | 3:00PM - 4:00 PM EST | Join us on Zoom

Karina is an emerging writer and researcher who was recently awarded the Scotiabank Education Assistant position at the Textile Museum of Canada. She worked in many galleries, such as SUR Gallery and Onsite Gallery, as well as published texts and reviews in various publications. Karina will be starting off our workshop series and will be speaking about her experiences at OCAD and professional building skills!

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/417716986159480/ 

For more information about the JVCS, check out our website at https://visualcriticalstudies.tumblr.com/ or our instagram as @jvcsocadu

If you are interested in connecting with Karina, their instagram is @karina.romanj

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Join the Journal of Visual and Critical Studies in conversation with VCS and JVCS alumni Karina Roman!

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Banished Bodies, Birds, Bowels and Babies: Humorous Acts of Resistance and Subversion in the Dutch Republic

In the Dutch Republic, the use of humour was seen as an effective way of presenting didactic and moralizing messages. Humour and the use of hidden or double meanings was also one way that particularly sensitive topics could be addressed without causing overt offence or generating reprimand. This talk will consider the role of humor and double meanings in seventeenth-century Dutch visual culture as one of the ways that people were able to register their resistance to assertions of authority by civic officials. In particular, it will highlight select images of banished criminal bodies, to demonstrate some of the playful ways that authority over criminality could be subverted or disregarded.

Anuradha Gobin is an Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Calgary. Her research specialization is early modern visual culture of Northern Europe and its colonies in the Atlantic world.

This webinar is presented by the Visual and Critical Studies BA Honours program with the support of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Contemporary Art, Design, and New Media Art Histories MA program.

Space is limited. Please register at bit.ly/vcslecture2021

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Visual and Critical Studies presents an online public guest lecture by Dr. Anuradha Gobin in which she discusses the role of humour in the visual culture of the Dutch Republic.

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It’s finally time for the JVCS 2020/2021 Call for Submissions!

Students may submit work that they have have written for courses and feel proud to share with the OCAD U community. Applicants are invited to submit work in accordance with our guiding theme of ‘Experimental and Embodied Knowledge’.  This could include writing on decolonization, feminist and/or queer theories, and likeminded ideological practices. The editorial committee encourages submissions from VCS students, although all current OCAD U students are welcome to submit work. Please note the intended formats:


 ‘Exhibition and Performance Reviews [250 to 500 words]
Reviews of exhibitions, performances or art-related events that happened after April 2018. We welcome reviews that are local, national, or international in scope.

Critical Essays [1000 to 2000 words]
We publish academic essays about art, design, and visual studies. We are open to a wide range of methods and analyses, including experimental writing on aesthetic experiences and interdisciplinary research. We can accept excerpts from larger essays.

Abstracts of Thesis Projects [150 to 250 words]
Art or design students may submit up to 3 images of their works to contextualize their abstract. Images provided should be 300 DPI.
 

Submission Guidelines
Submissions should be sent either as an email attachment, or as a link to a Google Drive file to visualcriticalstudies@gmail.com. Writing should be submitted as a Word Document (.doc or .docx) and Chicago style citations are encouraged.

In your submission email please provide a 1 to 2 sentence biography that includes your name, your program, the year of your program (for ex: 3rd year student), and a few details about your research interests and/or studio practice.

Deadline is February 20th, 2021. 

To learn more about the Journal of Visual & Critical Studies and to read past volumes, please visit visualcriticalstudies.tumblr.com.

We look forward to seeing your work!

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OCAD U students are invited to submit work to be published in the 2020-21 annual Journal of Visual and Critical Studies in accordance with our guiding theme of ‘Experimental and Embodied Knowledge’.  This could include writing on decolonization, feminist and/or queer theories, and likeminded ideological practices. Deadline is February 20th, 2021. 

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Please join us in celebrating the unique approaches to art history and visual culture that are being explored by students at OCAD University. The new volume of the Journal of Visual & Critical Studies comprises critical essays, exhibition reviews, and thesis abstracts, and will be available at the launch. Snacks, refreshments, and cake will be provided. The Publication Launch will take place on the third level of 100 McCaul in the lobby outside room 315 on Friday, May 3rd, from 2-4 p.m. The Journal of Visual and Critical Studies is produced with the support of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Visual and Critical Studies Program, the OCAD U Student Union, and the OCAD U Student Press. 

 

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Students in the BA (Honours) Program in Visual and Critical Studies will present their thesis projects in a public symposium. Friday, May 3rd, 2019 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 100 McCaul St., Room 325 This is an opportunity for OCAD U students, faculty, and community members to see the exciting work that our graduating cohort are doing on the cutting edge of art history and visual culture. Please join us in celebrating their accomplishments! 2019 VCS THESIS CLASS Lex Burgoyne Kiera Charbonneau Dallas Fellini

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