CFP: “Aesthetic War”, 67 (4/2022)
Editors: Olga Lagutenko (National Academy of Fine Arts And Architecture, Ukraine), Andrii Markovskyi (National Academy of Arts of Ukraine), Adrian Mróz (The Jagiellonian University in Krakow, PL)
Kyle Chayka described the Russian invasion of Ukraine as the first “Tik Tok war,”in which “social media’s aesthetic norms are shaping how Ukrainians document the Russian invasion.” He asks,“Is it a new form of citizen war journalism or just an invitation to keep clicking?” Departing away from a war aesthetic such as propaganda, the notion of “aesthetic war” involves the marketing practices pioneered by Edward Bernays for peace-time propaganda, psychological operations promoting Abstract Expressionism and conducted by the C.I.A. during the Cold War, or as Bernard Stiegler argued, both a term that describes the appropriation of aesthetics as the theater and a weapon in an economic war.
The editors of this forthcoming volume of The Polish Journal of Aesthetics invite researchers to submit relevant articles replying to the question abovewithin the domains of artand aesthetics, especially including analyses of Ukrainian artists and art practices.The main questions of this issue concern the role of art and aesthetics within the domain of their media and political conflicts and struggles. The volume focuses on howothers exploit creative and fictive processes. Thisplanned volume provides an opportunity for describing new modes of perception, artists, and media through in-depth reflections on and interpretations of modern culture.
We invite authors to reflect on relevant themes.They may include questions about military and economic wars and their aesthetics, themeaning or legitimacy ofart in culture, art theory and practice, the role of artists, symbols and techniques, the category of “aesthetic war,” the art market and profitability, industrialization and media theory, censorship, acceptability, performance, entertainment, judgment, propaganda, and any other area that can be argued to beformative of feeling, emotion, or cognition. This list is not exhaustive, and other submissionsrelevant to the title AestheticWar will also be considered.
Submission deadline: June 30, 2022.
We would like to kindly ask all authors to familiarize themselves with our guidelines, available under “For Authors”. and to double-check the completeness of each article (including an abstract, keywords, a bibliography, and a note on the author) before submission. Only completed papers should be submitted using the submissions page, which can be found here.