The 11th issue of Axon focuses on creative work and will be published in late 2016.
The topic of creative work is a major theme of Modern Art. From Balzac’s 1843 novel Lost Illusions, to Ac-DC’s chart buster ‘It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock’n’Roll)’, from Shelley’s Defence of Poetry, to Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge, the conditions and status of cultural work have provided artists with a major source of subject matter, inspiration, and grievance.
While the idea of a creative economy has been on high rotation in recent years, this issue seeks to explore the work of creativity. What are the hazards and returns, the fringe benefits and shadow prices, the imaginings and assumptions, of the life of art? Are creatives just funemployed, or are they gainfully artful? What are the relations between creativity and work in this mixed-up sector?
This issue invites literary and photographic essays, short stories, scholarly articles, interviews, memoirs, and reviews that delve into this underexplored phenomenon.
Deadline for submissions: Friday 1 April 2016. For more information, see the website