n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal
n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal publishes feminist theory about the work of contemporary women artists (visual arts, post-1970) from around the world.
The journal’s founder and commissioning editor is Katy Deepwell. Initially, in 1996, it began as an online e-journal. In 1998, KT press was founded and n.paradoxa started as a new print journal (of 96 pages, with Jan and July editions). Each volume of n.paradoxa has a strong thematic focus drawing in contributions transnationally and transgenerationally from different parts of the world. Since 1998, it has published over 500 articles from more than 80 countries by over 300 women scholars, writers, artists and curators, with a focus on new research and new subjects in the field. Two special issues recently looked at Africa and its Diasporas (Vol. 31, guest-edited by Bisi Silva, curator and Director of CCA, Lagos) and at Trans-Asia (Vol.29), offering a regional/trans-national focus to the international debates that n.paradoxa has sought to pursue.
Between 1998-2010, these two journals continued with separate ISSNs, using the different formats of online and print to publish different kinds of feminist writing and research.
In 2011, the journal reverted to the single and current standard academic format of print, supplemented by identical electronic PDFs of the print articles.
However, several unique features remain from its online history (including its online archive of 1000 pages of writing): namely, its extensive information pages which document over 1,500 books, exhibition catalogues, anthologies, magazines, websites and film festivals around the world on contemporary feminist art. This educational resource is the most extensive online on the subject of feminist art practices as well as the most international.
In 2012-2013 KT press began publication of a new series of electronic books on contemporary women artists in .epub format.
n.paradoxa’s current editorial board includes: Hilary Robinson (Middlesex University), Janis Jefferies, Hiroko Hagiwara, Bisi Silva, Joanna Frueh, Renee Baert and Silvia Eiblmayr.
n.paradoxa was part of Documenta 12’s Magazine project in Kassel in 2007. The lecture/conversation between Katy Deepwell and Judy Freya Sibayan ‘Regendering Documenta’ from Documenta 12 was published in CTRL+P magazine in 2008.
See also : Maureen Connor’s ‘Working Notes: Conversation with Katy Deepwell’ Art Journal vol 61, no.2 (Summer 2002), and Katy Deepwell ‘Can a journal act as a site of feminist resistance?’ TRECA (Zagreb) vol XIII / no.2 (December 2011) Croat text, pp.105-114
Six articles from n.paradoxa were recently anthologised in Bojana Pejic (ed.) Gender Check: A Reader (Art and Theory in Eastern Europe) (Koln: Walther Konig, 2010), demonstrating the contribution of the journal to discussions of feminist art practices across Eastern Europe in English.