Calling Artists: IMG MGMT Returns, and We’re Seeking Submissions!

by The AFC Staff on July 10, 2013 IMG MGMT

58 Lungomare 9 Maggio, Bari, Puglia, Italy (Jon Rafman, "Nine Eyes of Google Street View")

The hiatus is finally over. After two long years we’re thrilled to announce the return of Art F City’s celebrated best-ever essay series “IMG MGMT”… !!! It gets better. This time, we’re accepting submissions. The deadline is August 15th.

This is a big deal. Created by Art Fag City founder Paddy Johnson in 2008, the series has helped enliven art discourse outside of academia, and broadens the definition of art-making after the internet. IMG MGMT gained unprecedented momentum (sometimes, even, runaway success), thanks to the hard work of contributors like Martha Rosler, VVORK, Shana Moulton, Michael Mahalchick, Petra Cortright, Lorna Mills, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Roger White and Dushko Petrovich, and Anton Vidokle. Whether examining the world of turbo-sculpture, or the squiggles used by women’s health groups, their inspired observations have reached millions of readers from all over the world.

But of course, much has changed since the spring of 2011: Occupy. Snapchat. Net art went mainstream, and we changed our name. A little older now, and many essays later, we look to IMG MGMT for our brave new world.

Artists should submit proposals of 500 words or less, with a handful of related images, to All essays are paid.

Thanks to The Joan Mitchell Foundation for their generous support.

For an idea of what to propose, or just for your enjoyment, peruse the full list:

Screenshot from Paul B. Davis' "BACKUPZZ"



Transience, Sara Ludy
A Letter to Ron Tye, Chris Collins
Backupzz, Paul B. Davis
Before/After, 2009-Present, A. L. Steiner
ARTSCENTER TALKSOURCE, Dushko Petrovich + Roger White


New Century Modern Surface Magazine, Josh Kline
The Cube Show, Deborah Kass
Untitled, Sean Raspet
New York Conversations (Day One), Anton Vidokle
L.M. vs. Leni R., Lorna Mills
Squiggles, Trees, Ribbons and Spirals: My Collection of Women’s Health, Beauty and Support Group Logos as the Stages of Life in Semi-Particular Order, Shana Moulton
Molla Nasreddin: The Magazine That Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve, Slavs and Tartars
A Tour of the Monuments of Ridgewood, Queens, Jennifer Sullivan
What Relational Aesthetics Can Learn From 4Chan, Brad Troemel
My Life and Synchronicity With The Wu Tang (Symbol), Peter Sullivan


Teen Image, Seth Price
Hubris/Nemesis/Whatever, AIDS 3D
Woman In Kitchen, Martha Rosler
Turbo Sculpture, VVORK
With Attachments 9/19/02-6/04/06, Michael Mahalchick
The Nine Eyes of Google Street View, Jon Rafman
Teppich des Lebens, Claudia Wieser
Life As A Woman, Hedy Lamarr, Michaela Melian
gRAdIeNtBOW-2-your-masters, Petra Cortright
Zappos Selbstdarstellung, Joel Holmberg


Our New Library, Penelope Umbrico
Untitled, Miranda Lichtenstein
The Joy of Collecting…Found Photographs, Brian Bellot
Facebook, Wendy White
Race Card, Wayne Hodge
Psychotronic GIFs, Tom Moody
Public Art & Collaboration, Bruce High Quality Foundation
FOSSILS & MINERALS–Teleportation, Kari Altmann
Do Attempt This At Home, Stephanie Diamond
20 Archetypes, Kevin Zucker
Stock Photography Watermarks as the Presence of God, Kevin Bewersdorf
The Undead, Saul Chernick

Full inventory here.

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