BASTA! Art Criticism from the Global-South welcomes essays, reviews and interviews that fosters innovative approaches for studying artistic diasporas, new forms of cosmopolitanism, inter/transcultural theories, postcolonial and decolonial aesthetics, global art studies, comparative modernities, visual culture studies, biennials and exhibition studies among other global-scale discussions.

BASTA! Art Criticism from the Global-South is a multi-lingual journal. However, it privileges contributions in English and in Spanish.

BASTA! Art Criticism from the Global-South is an online independent journal, which publishes two issues per year. BASTA! Art Criticism from the Global-South is ISSN-registered (ISSN 2013-8652).



BASTA! Art Criticism from the Global-South accepts submissions of articles, interviews, and reviews that are not under consideration elsewhere.

Please address submissions and all other correspondence to the Editors at:

Editorial decisions are made by the editors-in-chief. Submitted articles will be evaluated by the editors. In the sole discretion of the editors, external reviewers will be used for those articles submitted in a variety of languages as well as for contributions addressing some specific fields of expertise. When submitting a text please make sure your email contains:


  1. Your name
  2. Email address
  3. An abstract (in English-200 words)
  4. Five keywords
  5. Short biographical statement (no more than 75 words)

(If a text is accepted for publication the author is required to fill in a Publication Agreement)



  • Articles usually run about 3000 words.
  • Interviews run about 2000 words.
  • Book, Exhibition and Article Reviews run around 1000 words.

Body Text:

  • Text and notes must conform to the styles given in the Chicago Manual of Style (available online at (Citation Quick Guide)
  • All text should be double-spaced 12-point font Times New Roman.
  • Authors are responsible for making sure that proper names are spelled correctly and for including all diacritic marks.


Notes should be handled as footnotes.
The first citation of a work should include full information as follows:

      Gabriel García Márquez.

Love in the Time of Cholera

    . Translated by Edith Grossman. London: Cape, 1988.
      John D. Kelly. “Seeing Red: Mao Fetishism, Pax Americana, and the Moral Economy of War.” In

Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency

    , edited by John D. Kelly, Beatrice Jauregui, Sean T. Mitchell, and Jeremy Walton, 67–83. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.
      Joshua I. Weinstein. “The Market in Plato’s Republic.”

Classical Philology

    104 (2009): 439–58.

Subsequent citations should be in short format:

    Weinstein, “Plato’s Republic,” 452–53.

Final references should be managed as follows:

      Weinstein, Joshua I. “The Market in Plato’s Republic.”

Classical Philology

    104 (2009): 439–58.



Authors are responsible for obtaining and documenting permission to use images. Images must be submitted as individual files and must be titled by number, such as Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. If including images, you must also include a caption list as a separate file. Captions must correspond to the number of each image and include the following information:

  • Figure No.
  • Artist’s first and last name
  • Title
  • Year
  • Media
  • Dimensions (if applicable)
  • Photo by/Image courtesy of –

Quotes of less than five lines may be included in the body text. Longer quotes must be handled as paragraphs and indented. Foreign-language quotations in both text and notes should be translated into English. The original text may be included in a note if it is unpublished, difficult to access, or of special relevance to the article. Brackets in quoted material indicate author’s interpolation.

Some additional specific formatting guidelines are as follows:

  • Artwork titles are always in italics.
  • Cities use English spellings.
  • Dates within texts are written as follows: January 15, 2004.
  • Exhibition titles are neither in italics nor in quotation marks.
  • Numbers up to 100 are spelled out.

Texts published by BASTA! Art Criticism from the Global-South are non-exclusive property of the journal. When authors reprint their texts in any format they must giving proper credit to their original publicatio.




Contributions included in this journal are distributed under the following Creative Commons license:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported

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