UK art publisher Lund Humphries has launched a competition in partnership with major art world journal Apollo to find talented new writers on art. The Lund Humphries Emerging Art Writers Competition invites contestants to submit “an essay of between 1,500 and 2,500 words which answers the question: What, if anything, is the legacy of British Modernism in British art today?”

According to the announcement, “the winning entrant will have the opportunity to have his or her essay published in the January 2015 issue of leading art magazine Apollo and will win two VIP tickets to our flagship 75th birthday event to be held at the ICA in November 2014. He or she will also receive £75 worth of Lund Humphries art books and have the opportunity to meet with a member of the Lund Humphries commissioning team to discuss future book projects.” Time to dust off those half-finished Damien Hirst monographs, folks.

At least the competition guidelines may exclude too much po-mo artsobabble. “The competition judges will be looking for both an imaginative and thought-provoking response to the question and lively and user-friendly writing,” they state. Imaginative and thought-provoking? Oops, maybe not so much room for Damien Hirst after all…


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