About this Journal
- Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia
Southeast of Now is a scholarly journal on art and visual culture, published online and in print twice yearly by NUS Press, National University of Singapore. The journal aims to look and listen closely to the discursive spaces of art in, from, and around the region that is referred to as Southeast Asia, from a historical perspective. The journal presents a necessarily diverse range of perspectives not only on the contemporary and modern art of Southeast Asia, but indeed of the region itself: its borders, its identity, its efficacy, and its limitations as a geographical marker and a conceptual category. As such, the journal is defined by a commitment to the need for and importance of rigorous discussion, of the contemporary and modern art of the domain that lies south of China, east of India, and north of Australia.
The journal publishes a mix of peer-reviewed Articles and non-peer-reviewed material, including Roundtables, Responses, Translations, exhibition and book Reviews and archival documents worthy of circulation.
The journal is edited by a collective of scholars and practitioners (http://southeastofnow.com/editorial-collective/), supported by an eminent and active Advisory Board.
This journal is open access thanks to the support of the Chen Chong Swee Asian Arts Programme at Yale-NUS College and the Foundation for Arts Initiatives. Print subscriptions are available and individual numbers are available at selected bookshops in the region.
published byNUS Press Pte Ltd
Available IssuesVol. 1 (2017) through current issue
SOUTHEAST OF NOW: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia welcomes submissions at any time. We are open to proposals for articles and other contributions on any topic related to the contemporary and modern art of Southeast Asia, as well as the region’s visual and material cultures, and related areas of inquiry. We invite contributions from scholars working in and between all disciplines and fields of inquiry, as well as from artists, curators, and others. Please do also look out for our calls for papers for thematic special issues.
Abstracts of 500 words, as well as biographical statements of 100 words, should be submitted to southeastofnow [at] gmail.com.
We accept proposals for contributions in the following formats:
SHORT RESPONSES (approx. 1,200 – 2,000 words) including artist’s pages; ARTICLES (approx. 4,000 – 7,000 words inclusive of footnotes); REVIEWS (approx. 1,000 – 3,000 words) of publications, exhibitions, conferences and other projects. TRANSLATIONS of archival documents and other texts, from any relevant language. OTHER FORMATS OR LENGTHS upon discussion with the editorial collective.
All proposals will be assessed by the editorial collective, with guidance from the advisory board as necessary. Accepted proposals for articles will be sent for double blind peer review by two external experts appointed by the editorial collective. Other materials will be assessed by the editorial collective, but can also be sent for external peer review if requested by the author and agreed by the editorial collective.
To stay in touch with the editorial collective and a vibrant community of scholars and practitioners you are invited to our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/southeastofnow
Additional Issue Materials
- Editorial Board -- Volume 4, Number 2, October 2020
- Editorial Board -- Volume 4, Number 1, March 2020
- Editorial Board -- Volume 3, Number 2, October 2019
- Editorial Board -- Volume 3, Number 1, March 2019
- Editorial Board -- Volume 2, Number 2, October 2018
- Editorial Board -- Volume 2, Number 1, March 2018
- Editorial Board -- Volume 1, Number 2, October 2017
- Editorial Board -- Volume 1, Number 1, March 2017