The #MeToo Movement, despite its seventeen year history, has in the past year gained significant traction, prompting reactions ranging from solidarity to antagonism. As JJ Charlesworth, Art Review’s senior editor argues, the #MeToo effect “has had a distinct effect on how the art world thinks about and conducts itself.” This poses a series of questions about how art practitioners, art historians and art institutions use, speak to, teach and display sexually explicit content; the limits of what can be represented or shown today; and how art world working conditions may be transforming in the #MeToo era.
Susan Douglas and Martina Meyer are proposing a special section for RACAR’s spring 2019 issue that will focus on how the #MeToo movement has impacted the art world. Interested contributors are encouraged to write a 400 word abstract, to be sent to Susan Douglas (email@example.com) by December 20, 2018. Chosen contributions will be developed into pointed opinion pieces (2500 words limit, not peer reviewed) that confront, rather than avoid, the polemical. Final essays will be due by February 1, 2019.