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Last Day to Submit to Journal of Art Criticism: Negative Space

The Journal of Art Criticism at Barnard seeks submissions of art and art criticism for our fourth print edition, Negative Space. Can we decouple the two meanings of "negative" such that a negation can add value? How can an absence--either formal or theoretical--allow us to see what remains more clearly? Can a work be made more meaningful by omitting something? Conversely, how might a space itself be negative? How do spatial choices in an artwork elicit discomfort? We welcome submissions that respond to these questions, as well as any other contemporary art-related questions that the concept of "negative space" might raise for you. 

Essays should be 1,000-3,000 words in length, and should discuss work by a contemporary artist. Visual art submissions are welcome across media. Please see our website,, for more detailed submission guidelines and instructions on how to submit. Submissions are due by January 21st, 2019.