Announcement // New Art Journal PRŌTOCOLLUM: Global Perspectives on Visual Vocabulary


PRŌTOCOLLUM art journal, recently released by Berlin-based publishing house DICKERSBACH KUNSTVERLAG, presents an international survey of contemporary non-Western art, art narratives and art history. As the subtitle suggests, PRŌTOCOLLUM features 72 artists and art collectives from 54 countries across Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.

Publisher Safia Dickersbach explains how the journal was conceived: “PRŌTOCOLLUM re-defines the role of art magazines and art journals. Instead of dictating the journal’s contents from an editorial perspective, the invited artists independently select the content they would like to be published in their respective sections of the journal. We will never change, edit or re-contextualise the artists’ contributions — the artist’s maintain responsibility for the creation of their specific pages. Our aim is to become a presentation space for original ideas and thoughts, a meeting point of sorts for a global selection of artists, we are not only a new art journal but a true artists’ journal.”

PRŌTOCOLLUM’s first issue contains no adverts or curatorial self-fulfilment, only the contributing artists’ thoughts, visions and ideas, offering authentic insights into art scenes around the world. The journal aims to present an unmitigated artist perspective on their own works. In keeping with its commitment to dialogue unbounded by the borders and established strongholds of the art world, PRŌTOCOLLUM encourages participating artists to make any written contributions in their mother tongue or any other language they feel most at home to express their thoughts and artistic ideas. English translations or summaries are provided.

PRŌTOCOLLUM will be launched October 14th during the art fair week in London. Further launch events will take place during this year’s upcoming art fairs in Paris, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul, Turin and Miami.

Emanuel Tegene - "Vincenzo Peruggia-Mona Lisa" (2014), 120 x 120 cm; Courtesy Dickersbach KunstverlagBraco Dimitrijević – “This could be a place of historical importance” (1971); Courtesy Dickersbach Kunstverlag

The contributing artists of the inaugural issue of PRŌTOCOLLUM 2014/15 are:

Ebtisam Abdulaziz (U.A.E.), Ivan Argote (Colombia), Jelili Atiku (Nigeria), Zbyněk Baladrán (Czech Republic), Yto Barrada (France/Morocco), Sergey Bratkov (Ukraine), Luis Camnitzer (Uruguay), Tania Candiani (Mexico), Yoan Capote (Cuba), Rehema Chachage (Tanzania), Anetta Mona Chişa (Romania), Joana Choumali (Ivory Coast), Harandane Dicko (Mali), Braco Dimitrijević (Bosnia), Muratbek Djumaliev (Kyrgyzstan), Rena Effendi (Azerbaijan), Em’kal Eyongakpa (Cameroon), Mounir Fatmi (Morocco), Amir Fattal (Israel), Folorunsho (Sierra Leone), Regina José Galindo (Guatemala), Gao Brothers (China), Carlos Garaicoa (Cuba), Abdulnasser Gharem (Saudi Arabia), Shilpa Gupta (India), Nadia Kaabi-Linke (Tunisia), Peterson Kamwathi (Kenya), Gulnara Kasmalieva (Kyrgyzstan), Jiří Kovanda (Czech Republic), Oleg Kulik (Ukraine), KYZYL Traktor Group (Kazakhstan), Mário Macilau (Mozambique), Mad for Real (China), Taus Makhacheva (Russia), Malam (Cameroon), Maleonn (China), Richard Mudariki (Zimbabwe), Lavar Munroe (Bahamas), Ciprian Mureşan (Romania), Youssef Nabil (Egypt), Nastivicious (Spain/Angola), Ndugu (Ghana), Eustáquio Neves (Brazil), Olu Oguibe (Nigeria), Ahmet Öğüt (Turkey), Adrian Paci (Albania), Dan Perjovschi (Romania), PHUNK (Singapore), Raqs Media Collective (India), R.E.P. Group (Ukraine), Arin Rungjang (Thailand), Mohammed Sami (Iraq), Larissa Sansour (Palestine), Wilhelm Sasnal (Poland), Moe Satt (Myanmar), Kateřina Šedá (Czech Republic), Miri Segal (Israel), Kofi Setordji (Ghana), Sudarshan Shetty (India), Soheila Sokhanvari (Iran), Nedko Solakov (Bulgaria), Richard Streitmatter-Tran (Vietnam), Keiichi Tanaami (Japan), Emanuel Tegene (Ethiopia), Chaw Ei Thein (Myanmar), Lucia Tkáčová (Slovakia), Freddy Tsimba (Congo), Craig Wylie (Zimbabwe), Vadim Zakharov (Russia), Billie Zangewa (Malawi), Katarina Zdjelar (Serbia), Xu Zhen (China).


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Blog entry by Alison Hugill in Berlin; Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.

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