Inviting Proposals for un Magazine 11.2
We are thrilled to be inviting proposals for the next issue of un Magazine, 11.2, to be published in October 2017 with Editor David Capra and Sub-Editor Amelia Winata.
In our current political and social climate, derailing and running things off course may just be what's needed. And humour might be the best way to get things done.
In un Magazine issue 11.2 everything is free for the taking - and the lampooning. Clowning and cartooning are welcome with open arms, as are exaggerated anecdotes, jeers targeted towards the austere and serious, rowdy wisecracks, and comical gestures aimed at the world.
What ways are artists employing humour in their work? Does using satire really achieve all that it sets out to? Is being able to make someone laugh all that important? Is it okay to use humour in a time of such widespread political and social turmoil? How does humour operate in artistic analyses of somber topics?
For this issue of un Magazine we want to explore the notion of frivolity in artistic practice. Is it okay for the joke to be the end product, or does it need to weigh in with a moral to be considered worthy of our attention? Is being funny a distraction, or can it be the point? We're looking for submissions that engage with everything from satire to slapstick.
un Magazine publishes essays, interviews, artworks, creative commentary, and everything in between. We are open to experimental approaches within printed and online formats. We pay all contributors, with fees ranging from $150 to $300 per piece.
Please download the Proposal Form for submission details.
All enquiries (editorial and logistic) can be directed to Sarah Gory: email@example.com.
un Anthology now available!
un Anthology 2004-2014: a decade of art and ideas
The un Anthology is new book celebrating ten years of un Magazine.
A compendium of articles, essays, reviews and artist pages selected from a decade of publishing, un Anthology offers a unique take on Australia's independent contemporary art scene. Featuring hundreds of artists and writers from un Magazine's archive plus new commissions from Lily Hibberd and Kelly Fliedner, Anthony Gardner, Justin Clemens, Bianca Hester, and Lisa Radford, the book is co-edited by Ulanda Blair, Rosemary Forde and Phip Murray.
Available for order via the un Projects online shop.
Image by Madeleine Chiller from the launch of un Magazine 10.2 and the *un Anthology, October 2016.*
Introducing the Editor of un Magazine Volume 11
un Projects are pleased to announce that David Capra will be editor of Volume 11 of un Magazine in 2017.
David Capra is a Sydney based artist who has a history of working with communities. In 2015 he co-directed with Kate Blackmore, Motion Pictures: A Festival of New Cinema in Fairfield NSW; in 2014 he curated a comprehensive survey of Western Sydney for an edition of Das Superpaper. In 2013 Capra invited the public to dance alongside Teena his dachshund in a throne room inspired by the The Wizard of Oz (Workout, MCA). In Birthing Things in the Spirit: The Water Birth, he developed a synchronised swimming performance with locals at Eaglevale Pool (Campbelltown Arts Centre, 2014); in Ministry of Handshakes (2013) he greeted the public with a 2 meter prosthetic arm inspired by encounters with Elizabeth, who moves through Sydney trains and shakes commuter's hands. In 2015 Capra was commissioned to create Teena's Bathtime for the Bella Room (National Centre for Creative Learning, MCA), an experiential space designed for people with specific needs. He recently launched a fragrance, Teena's Bathtime: Eau de Wet Dogge. Soon after he collaborated with the 7 Network to produce a new infomercial video work.
un Magazine 11.1 and 11.2 will launch in April and October 2017 respectively.
**Image credit: Zan Wimberley*
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