The call is open to writers from a broad range of contexts, including but not limited to economics, cultural anthropology, political activism, legal studies, technology studies, art history, physics, literature, and environmental studies. Another important motivation for this call is to highlight the ways Gonzalez-Torres’s practice intersects with other disciplines and remains relevant amid ever-changing social, cultural, and technological contexts.
In conjunction with the open call organized by Rockbund, a parallel call for writers has also been organized by the Foundation, constituting a wider invitation to expand the dialogue around Gonzalez-Torres into new fields of inquiry and discussion. Together, the texts resulting from both open calls will serve as an essential component of the forthcoming catalogue, which aim to explore the evolution and breadth of the artist’s continued significance and influence. The authors of ten to fifteen selected proposals—spanning both calls—will receive an honorarium of 1,500 USD to expand their proposal into essays of approximately 1,500 to 2,000 words.
View of “Felix Gonzalez-Torres”2016, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai. Courtesy of Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai.