Art Contest, Netherlands

Deadline: 15/07/2010

UnFiXed is a project that explores the relation between photography, postcolonial perspectives and contemporary art. it includes an exhibition,symposium, workshop, artist commission-residency, and a resulting publication. The title refers to the unfixed nature of photography. It explores the elusive “truth” of photography and its relationship to ideas of ethnicity, culture and identity in contemporary art. The project will bring together an international group of contemporary artists and scholars with personal relations to migration, colonial history and cultural diaspora, researching and reflecting on photographic histories, as well as constructing new ones.

Call for proposals for multi-platform project, unfixed

We invite scholars, artists, writers and professionals to submit proposals for visual and/or textual presentations or papers on topics relating to UnFiXed.
We will consider all proposals for:
x  publication contributor
x  symposium presentation (20 minutes)
focus point:  unfixing photography’s fixed representations of cultural heritage, ethnicity and identity


Mail your proposals to with the following information by 15/07/2010.
Please use the subject line – cFp.
textual essay proposal        x  proposal (abstract) of 600 words maximum
visual essay or presentation proposal x  proposal of 400 words maximum
x  5 images maximum (jpeg format, maximum 1mb per image)
Include full name, birth date, contact information, and educational or organization affiliation (where relevant). Please indicate for which platforms you wish your proposal to be considered (publication and/or symposium). Successful applicants will be notified by 30/07/2010. Full papers/presentations should be submitted by 30/09/2010.


A small financial contribution is available for travel and accommodation for those invited to present at the symposium. This will be distributed according to distance and need. There will be no registration costs for invited workshop participants.

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