Vol 2 No 1 (2021)
Opera-Fanìa: On the Ostensive Conditions of Contemporary Art

What is the germinal cell of an exhibition, or rather of any exhibition event? OBOE Journal’s second issue departs from this question to investigate art’s fanìa (the Greek term for appearance) and the multiple ways in which art offers itself to the audience. As language, art is an instrument for exchange and an opportunity for the intertwining of two poles, that of the artists–those who make the art—and of the viewers, those who receive it and engage with it.

The articles and reflections presented in our new “Echoes” column open up a vast discourse on the phenomenology of how an artwork presents itself, on perception and the role of the audience, and on contemporary art’s exhibiting practices and conditions.

Contributors: Mónica Amor, Lorenzo Balbi, Arnon Ben-Dror, Marco Bertozzi, Jens Hoffmann, Miriam La Rosa, Emanuele Rinaldo Meschini

Call for Papers

OBOE Research Platform topics:

Call for Papers
Studies on the Venice Biennale: National Pavilions
Summer 2022


Abstract deadline: January 1, 2022.
Submission deadline: March 1, 2022.

Further details on OBOE Journal’s Call for Papers can be found here.


Issues in preparation:

EXHIBITING PRINTS: THE ROLE OF PRINTED MATTER IN INTERNATIONAL, LARGE-SCALE EXHIBITIONS