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CFP: Cahiers de Mariemont, Vol. 44: The Multiple

The Royal Museum of Mariemont (Belgium) calls for papers on the topic of the "multiple" to be published in issue 44 of its annual journal Cahiers de Mariemont (thematic dossier).

Echoing volume 43 of the Cahiers de Mariemont dedicated to the Replicating Art, volume 44 focuses on multiple as a practice characteristic of the post-war period and which still accompanies and reflects the profound transformations of our societies today. As Michel Melot writes about the book: ‘The “multiple” is neither a reproduction, nor a “copy” interchangeable with another. The category of “multiple” is therefore a hybrid between reproduction and a single original work’ (

This volume invites researchers, artists and publishers to question this art form, reflecting not only on the evolution of the status of the work of art and that of the artist, but also on the way in which these works use and sometimes divert the most recent means of production and distribution, in particular since the 2000s. Here is a non-exhaustive list of avenues for reflection to explore:

- Historical perspective: origins, developments and continuity of a practice
- The status of the work and the artist
- The ‘multiple’ and the democratization of art
- The standards and values of society called into question
- The challenges and means of production and dissemination of the ‘multiple’
- Positioning of creators vis-à-vis traditional materials and techniques and innovations
- Distribution networks
- The roles and functions of the various actors of the multiple: publishers and creators
- Place of artists’ books in the contemporary multiple

Proposals are to be sent to the editor of the Cahiers de Mariemont, Jean-Sébastien Balzat ( by September 15th 2021. They must include a summary (2,000 to 3,000 characters), a provisional title, a selected bibliography and a short biography of the author (2 or 3 lines). The submitted article must contain a maximum of 30,000 characters (spaces included) preceded by a summary and followed by 10 keywords. The submissions are expected by January 15th 2022.

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