Category Archives: Deadline 02/2014

Propose your theme for next Chobi Mela Festival. Deadline: Feb 28, 2014

Become a Curator! Propose a festival theme. Win an “exciting copy” of their catalogue (a bit stingy, for my taste, but hey, better than nothing)! And, of course, “be a part of world’s most inclusive festival” – whatever THAT means :-))

Participating is extremely easy. Just go to their festival page and put your idea in a form.

Original Call:

“Propose your theme for Chobi Mela VIII, January 2015

Chobi Mela, the international festival of photography since its inception in 2000 has aimed at exploring the semiotics of present day photographic practice in a broad international context, to bring about an understanding of the medium both within the industry and amongst the public at large. The past festivals, thematically addressed Differences, Exclusion, Resistance, Boundaries, Freedom, Dreams and Fragility provided an opportunity to fine art photographers, conceptual artists and photo journalists, to explore possibilities, in its myriad forms.

Chobi Mela invites you to propose a theme for its upcoming eighth edition. Proposals will then be debated online and followed by a poll. The most voted theme will be chosen for the next festival and will win an exciting copy of the Chobi Mela VIII catalogue.

Deadline: 28 February 2014

Drop your theme and be a part of world’s most inclusive festival!”

Residencies for curators and theorists in Vienna. Deadline: Feb 28, 2014


Studio das weisse haus and departure, the Creative Agency of the City of Vienna, are offering a residency for international curators and theorists entitled “departure studio 2014: Interdisciplinary Vienna”.

The residency is going to take place from May 5 until June 30, 2014.

////////// Application deadline: February 28, 2014 (per e-mail to <> ).
The results of the open call will be announced until the end of March, 2014.

////////// About the Residency
Due to the general interest of both institutions involved in the residency program of departure studio 2014, as well as to the cultural context of the City of Vienna, the residency specification is defined by the notion of interdisciplinarity.
The question of creative openness between different disciplines is as regards the remarkable past of Vienna in the field of applied arts more then legitimate. Since the reciprocal influence between fine and applied arts in Vienna was and still is significant and multi-layered, and the general range of contemporary art practices related to other fields of human activities is enormous, the framework of departure studio 2014 is characterized by the seeking of potential cross-disciplinary creative approaches.

On one hand, our interest concerns the interdisciplinary practices linking the fields of fine arts with architecture, design, fashion, media and music. On the other hand, we focus on creative practice interconnecting arts, society and science.

////////// We kindly ask the candidates to submit their residency projects reflecting one of these theoretical issues:

1. interdisciplinary creative practice based on the connection of fine arts and architecture, design, fashion, media or music, or on reflection of the artefacts of pop culture

2. interdisciplinary creative practice based on the connection of art and science or social affairs, eventually using science as an initial stage of art production, visualizing science or taking “artistic research” as one of the possible methodologies

departure studio 2014 is open to aesthetic space and time explorations, as well as to the creation of experimental environments for social issues.
The approaches considering the concepts of synthesis of arts and intermediality are more than welcome.
The submitted project should take account of the situation, character, advantages and potential of the City of Vienna in connection to the specified topics.

//////////For more information on the residency and the application process, please visit: <> , or see the Open Call sheet in the attachment.

//////////For more information on studio das weisse haus, please visit <> .
For more information on departure, the Creative Agency of the City of Vienna, please visit <> .

Please, don`t hesitate to contact us in case of any questions. We`re very much looking forward to your applications!

With kind regards,

Alexandra Grausam & Klára Stolková

Call for Papers on Death / Museums / Photography. Deadline: Feb 10, 2014

Museums and Photography: Displaying Death
Edited Volume

This is an open call for submissions for an edited volume on the ways in
which death is displayed in museums through photography. The editors
seek submissions that investigate theoretically and/or through specific
international case studies the complexities of displaying photographs of
death in a museum context. Submissions are expected to contribute to our
understanding of the changing role of photography in museums and of the
museum’s ethical, pedagogical and political responsibilities for
addressing diverse audiences with the display of death through

More specifically, contributors might consider, but are not confined to,
the following themes relevant to the display of death in museums through

– Making visible the effects of violence, war or brutality on the human
– The display of death through absence(s)
– War, Memorial, or Holocaust museums and photographs of death as
documents/ evidence
– Artistic photography and the display of death in museums
– Documentary photography, death and art
– Vernacular (or other) photography in the museum
– The ethnographic versus the artistic display of death through
– Institutional versus artistic intentionality
– Individual, collective historical narratives constructed, sustained or
– The aestheticization of violence/death in the art museum through
– The political potential of museums that display photographs of death
– Visitor responses to the display of death and the question of empathy
– The issue of museums’ ethical responsibility
– The affective impact of photographs representing death in museum
displays and meaning-making processes

Please submit an abstract of 300 words and a short biography of no more
that 150 words to Elena Stylianou at and to
Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert at by February
10, 2014.

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Edited Volume: Museums and Photography. In: H-ArtHist, Jan 26,
2014. <>.

European Publishers Award. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2014

The European Publishers Award for Photography was established in 1994 and will celebrate its 21st year in 2014. Previous winners have included Bruce Gilden, Simon Norfolk, Jeff Mermelstein, Paolo Pellegrin, Jacob Aue Sobol, Ambroise Tézenas, Klavdij Sluban, Christophe Agou, Davide Monteleone and Alessandro Imbriaco.

The competition requires the submission of a substantial, completed and unpublished photographic book project. The winning project is then published in book form simultaneously by each of the publishers. The 2013 winner will be published in five editions in five languages in the autumn of 2013.

For several previous winners the Award book has been their first publication and has proved to be of significant benefit in the development of their careers. Additionally, in recent years the winning photographer has had the opportunity to exhibit their work during the following Rencontres d’Arles.

The closing date for the 2014 Award is February 15th, 2014.

Open to photographers world-wide, the competition is a unique collaboration between five European Publishers – Actes Sud (France), Blume (Spain), Dewi Lewis Publishing (Great Britain), Kehrer Verlag (Germany) and Peliti Associati (Italy).

The jury will meet in Barcelona in spring 2014. The Jury consists of five publishers, namely Benoît Rivero (Actes Sud), Leopoldo Blume (Blume), Dewi Lewis and Caroline Warhurst (Dewi Lewis Publishing), Mario Peliti (Peliti Associati), Klaus Kehrer (Kehrer Verlag) and a guest juror.

Please find the application form, competition rules and further informations here .

More information about the European Publishers Award on the new homepage.