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]

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.

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