Welcome to the website of the Anti-Utopias project and thank you for taking time to review the guidelines we’ve set for Submissions. Anti-Utopias.com gives you access to extensive regular art projects, interviews, reviews and news from the world of art, covering photography, installation art, video art, painting, collage, exhibitions and many more. In doing so, we also welcome submissions from artists who would like us to review their work.
For more information on what is generally considered “publishable” content, please read the Submission Policy below and review all Terms and Conditions. You are responsible to make sure you own copyright of any submitted material, since Xpose Art Collective signs copyright contracts with artists after submitting material on Anti-Utopias and Anti-Utopias.com.
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All submissions should be sent to us by using the upload button below the guidelines for image/video or text based submissions / the WeTransfer logo below the guidelines for image/video or text based submissions. Anti-Utopias and Anti-Utopias.com are endorsed by WeTransfer for all submissions you wish to provide. We found WeTransfer to be the best service available worldwide and artists featured on this Site have submitted their material this way. We do appreciate and enjoy this standard. Simply click on the WeTransfer logo image and the link will lead you to our exclusive Anti-Utopias channel and the mail address you must send your files to is already set there. All you need to do after is add your files, your mail address, and a happy message if you feel the need to add anything while your submission is being uploaded. It’s all easy, and WeTransfer does that great!
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Submission Guidelines for Image and/or Video-Based Submissions
Every project you submit to the curator(s) and editor(s) of Anti-Utopias and Anti-Utopias.com must include all following elements to comply with our requirements. All elements listed below are mandatory.
(1) Full artist name(s) and full title of the work(s) submitted for reviewing. This information can be added in the header of the project description you will provide us with. For project description, please check point (4) below.
(2) Full set of images available for each individual project you submit. You can send zipped or individual images for each individual project, and zipped folders if you’re submitting several projects. You must send your best selection available and make sure to provide professional images. Images must be sent at a resolution of 300 dpi, the format of your choice or availability (.tiff, .psd or .jpg only). No web resolution images will be considered. In case of screen shots or stills taken from video works, please make sure to provide us with a comprehensive set of 1980 x 1080 HD resolution images.
(3) Full captions and credits we must provide in case of publication, included but not limited to photographer(s), collaborator(s), curator(s), etc. This information should be provided as follows: image title + year + dimensions in in or cm + medium (e.g. Lambda photographic print, mounted under plexiglass). If the images are part of a larger series, please mention the series and make sure to provide us with all images available, we might consider suitable images you did not consider including in your submission.
(4) Full project description you have available, written in .doc or .pdf documents. Two or three paragraphs should be enough, but we make sure to publish full descriptions where available.
(5) Artist narrative biography, written in .doc or .pdf.
(6) Artist CV, written in .doc or .pdf.
(7) Artist portrait or image to be posted instead of portrait. You are fully responsible for the images you select to represent you. In case you do not provide us with any portrait, we will add a “No Image Available” image instead.
In case of videos, you must provide us with full HD videos coded as follows. In case you do not have a full HD (high definition) version of your video, please ensure you send a SD (standard definition) version. All videos should be coded as follows: H.264 codec (sometimes referred to as MP4); a frame rate of 24, 25 or 30 FPS (frames per second); a data rate of 2000 kbps (SD) or kbps (HD); a resolution of 640 x 480 for 4:3 SD video, 640 x 360 for 16:9 SD video, and 1280 x 720 or 1920 x 1080 for HD video; AAC (Advanced Audio Codec) for audio with a 320 kbps data rate and 44.1 kHz sample rate. If you’re not sure your video work respects these requirements, please Contact us and we’ll make sure to assist you. As part of our policy, all videos you send us will be uploaded to the Anti-Utopias exclusive Vimeo account and associate channels and platforms. All videos will be protected against download or unwanted sharing by limiting embedding options. If your video work is already uploaded on Vimeo, we can embed your video directly from your account, but we require the original file as well in case of future projections and screenings of works as part of the Anti-Utopias project. For the time being we do not use YouTube, nor do we accept YouTube videos.
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Submission Guidelines for Text(s), Review(s), Article(s) or Any Text-Based Submission
Anti-Utopias and Anti-Utopias.com are to be considered a publishing project and an online Network of authors, theoreticians and critics directed towards international promotion and dissemination of art, knowledge and culture. Anti-Utopias, Anti-Utopias.com and Xpose Art Collective work very hard to become a point of reference for professionals and enthusiasts working or taking interest in all forms of art and communication though the use of new technologies. Anti-Utopias, Anti-Utopias.com and Xpose Art Collective offer a project thanks to which you can comprehend, operate and disseminate art experiences and knowledge. All forms of networking and sharing must comply with the Terms and Conditions as set out by Xpose Art Collective here.
The structure of the Anti-Utopias project is open and curious in regards to new contamination, including but not limited to collaborations and writings for Anti-Utopias and Anti-Utopias.com. Anti-Utopias, Anti-Utopias.com and Xpose Art Collective welcome interviews with artists, critics, curators, institution representatives etc., critical essays that follow the lines described by the structuring categories of the Anti-Utopias project, event reports or reviews that demonstrate a good theoretical and/or academic preparation on discussed topics and subjects, excellent writing in English, good analysis and critical reflection skills.
Anti-Utopias.com gives you access to extensive regular contemporary art works and projects, interviews, reviews and news from the world of art, covering photography, installation art, video art, painting, collage, exhibitions, events, festivals and many more. In doing so, Anti-Utopias, Anti-Utopias.com and Xpose Art Collective give you access to artistic practices and concepts engaged with new technologies, art, critical thinking and the social dimension of art. As the ideas and behaviors rising from today’s creative fields are most relevant when explored thoroughly, we expect those of you who wish to submit articles or text-based submissions to reveal the critical and cultural dimension of contemporary art by revealing ideas from academic, artistic and technical practices.
All text(s), review(s), article(s) or other type of text-based submission you wish to forward the curator(s) and editor(s) of Anti-Utopias, Anti-Utopias.com and Xpose Art Collective must include the following elements to comply with our requirements. Text-based submissions will be sent using the same upload system as image and/or video-based submissions, that is by by using the upload button below / the WeTransfer logo below. All elements listed below are mandatory, as they are part of the Anti-Utopias editorial style guide set out by Xpose Art Collective.
(1) Files will be submitted in .doc format only (no .docx, .odt, .pdf or text edit allowed).
(2) Text will be single-spaced, justified or unjustified, using Times New Roman, 12 pts for text.
(3) The title of the article, review, etc. will be in bold, with the Name and Surname of the author after the title.
(4) Any title referring to artworks, films, albums, etc. should be italicized and put in the original language with the year of production in parentheses.
(5) Italics can be used for words written in a different language from that of the text and/or to underline particularly meaningful terms, expressions or ideas. You should at all times avoid using words in bold to do so.
(6) Text will use end notes instead of footnotes, written in the standard word-format as part of the text using Arabic numbers.
(7) Text will use double quotation marks (“ … ”) to enclose quotations and single quotation marks (‘ … ’) only for quotes within quotes.
(8) Texts discussing artists, artist works, exhibitions, exhibitions spaces should include the websites of these at the end of the article. All information will be verified for conformity.
(9) If you quote subsequently from the same book, author and page, please write “Ibidem”.
(10) If you quote subsequently from the same book and author but from a different page, please write “Idem” followed by the specific page number.
(11) Author’s narrative biography, written in .doc or .pdf.
(12) Author’s CV, written in .doc or .pdf.
(13) Author’s portrait or image to be posted instead of portrait. You are fully responsible for the images you select to represent you. In case you do not provide us with any portrait, we will add a “No Image Available” image instead.
(14) All text-based submissions will include images and pictures in separate files. The images and pictures will be numbered consecutively (e.g. Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc.). Do not insert images in the .doc file – documents containing images in the .doc file will not be considered for publication. If the images are not provided at 300 dpi quality, please make sure to send images that are 72 dpi and have a minimum resolution of 1000 px. If your text is theory or text only, we will select an image to feature it as thumbnail. In such cases, we reserve the right to use whatever image we consider illustrative of your text and you hereby agree to this. We also reserve the right to refuse images that we find to by unsuitable for web use due to various reasons.
(15) Each image needs to be accompanied by a specific caption containing Name of the artist, Title, Year of production, Credits and any other relevant information. Captions will be provided in a separate .doc document titled “Captions”. E.g. Fig. 1: Sabine Schründer, Aufsicht, 2010, 52 cm x 62 cm, Pigment print, Alu-Dibond, framed. Courtesy of the artist.
(16) Recommended digital images should be at least 300 dpi and be 21 x 28 cm minimum, in .tif, .tiff or .jpg format.
(17) Where appropriate, please include from 5 to 10 images, depending on availability.
Referencing style must be followed independently of the language of origin of the quoted text. References will be included for any quotation using end notes. Some of the examples below illustrate the various situations, please verify your information.
Books should include Author’s name, Title (City: Publisher, Date), Page numbers. E.g. M. Christine Boyer, CyberCities. Visual perception in the age of electronic communication (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1996), p. 10. Books having two or more authors should name all authors as mentioned on the book cover in regard to their names, order, and number. Books having an editor should credit the Editor’s name, followed by the “ed.” specification. Where suitable, book translators will be mentioned right after the Title, followed by the “trans.” specification. When you are quoting chapters, parts of a book or individual articles published in a book, please make sure to place the title of that specific chapter, part of a book or individual article between double quotation marks (“ … ”). Do not forget to include the Name of the author in the case of individual articles.
Journal Articles should include Author’s name, “Title”, Journal Title, Number (Year): page numbers. Online Journal Articles should provide the full link to the article and an indication of the date when the article was last read on that link.
(1) Your manuscript has been spell checked and reviewed.
(2) All references are included in the end notes.
(3) Your submission is saved in .doc format.
(4) All the images have been numbered and the captions included in a separate .doc file.
Authors are fully responsible for obtaining the permission to reproduce copyrighted images, photographs, illustrations, figures and/or extended quotations. Anti-Utopias, Anti-Utopias.com and Xpose Art Collective will not publish materials using sexist, racist, ageist, homophobic or libelous language. Authors retain the copyright in their own work, but their texts can be translated, published, re-published and/or reprinted in other formats such as a book without any further claim.
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Anti-Utopias, Anti-Utopias.com or Xpose Art Collective will not remunerate any contribution you wish to make to this Site. We consider your submission as a great chance to see your work published along the great artists featured here. You will be properly credited and promoted via all our channels, including but not limited to social networks, public newsletters, etc. should your submission be considered for publication. You should consider Anti-Utopias, Anti-Utopias.com and Xpose Art Collective as a means to share your work and make your projects known to a wider audience. This might bring you more commission opportunities.
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Deleting and Modification. We reserve the right in our sole discretion, without any prior obligation and without any prior notice requirement to you, to edit, modify or delete any documents, information, content and appearing on the Anti-Utopias Site, including but not limited to our Terms and Conditions.
PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. READ RESPONSIBLY SO THAT YOU ALWAYS KNOW WHAT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ARE.
You should only submit content to us if you are the owner of all intellectual property rights in that content. This rule applies but is not limited to the content as well as any associate rights such as third party photographers or institutions. We verify all the information you provide, and you are fully responsible for the material submitted to this Site. Once your work is submitted to Anti-Utopias, Anti-Utopias.com and Xpose Art Collective, you are bound by the Terms and Conditions as set out by Xpose Art Collective here.
If there is any claim that someone else owns all or part of the intellectual property rights in the content, we will investigate the claim, remove the content from this Site, and follow legal action. You are indictable for all your actions.
We are free to publish content that you submit to us in whole or in part on this Site or any other associate enterprise in which Xpose Art Collective owns publishing rights and the authority. In case your submission is refused, you will receive a notification on the reason(s) of this refusal at any time we consider as being appropriate.
YOU ARE FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL CONTENT YOU SUBMIT TO US. BY SUBMITTING WORK TO US YOU ACCEPT FULL LIABILITY FOR ANY ACTIONS RELATING TO THAT CONTENT.
By providing submissions to us, you automatically confirm you agree with our Terms and Conditions as mentioned on our Terms and Conditions page, the Submission guidelines mentioned above and all the stipulations mentioned in this Submissions policy.
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