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unbag Issue 2: End


Jul 2017

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July 24, 2017
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Calls for Artists & Opportunities



Call for Proposals
Deadline: August 8, 2017

unbag invites proposals for critical essays, literary works, visual art, and web-specific projects that begin with the notion of “End.”


“End”—of what, though? And for whom?

Concepts and Keywords: Abolitionism, Afro-Pessimism, alt-alt-Woke, Anthropocene, Animals, Apartheid, Apocalypse, Apophatic, Being (of Nothingness), Bromethianism, Borders, Blackness, Capital, Celebration, Civil Society, Climate Change, Colonialism, Chronic Pain, Conspiracy, Death, Decolonize (Gender), Deep Time, Ecology, Eternal Return, Eschatology, Fantasy in the Hold, Flesh, Friendship, Fugitivity, Fungible, Global Anti-Blackness, Gnosis, Gut, Immanence, In the Wake, Indigeneity, Infinite, (In)visibility, Killjoy, Liberation, Limit, Lying Down, Marxism, Militarism, Necropolitics, Negation, No, Non-Philosophy, Opacity, Pessimism, Precarity, Prophecy, Rapture, The Real, Religion, Scenes of Subjection, Sense-making, Skepticism, (Un)Sovereign, Trap, The Undercommons, Utopia, White Gaze, Zong!


We urge proposals that consider the theme not as a prescription, but as an open-ended point of departure.




Visit to apply. All proposals will be considered for Issue 2 of unbag magazine (print and online) to be published in December. To submit, please forward the following materials by the deadline: August 8, 2017.

Project Proposal (300 words)

Current CV

Portfolio (if applicable): 

10 images, or;

5 minutes of video/sound 

Writing sample (if applicable):

500 - 1000 words


For all inquiries, please email


About unbag: 

unbag is a curatorial and publishing collective that promotes critical engagement with contemporary art and politics. Commissioning projects from artists, writers, and thinkers who work outside of mainstream discourses, it functions to explore ideas through discussion and exchange.

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