Suggestions for Reviews 2023

Book and Exhibition Review Suggestions

Book and exhibition review proposals will refer to books published in 2024 and exhibitions ideally either still open at the time or one month prior to the journal's publication (October 2024). Accepted reviews should be between 800-1,000 words in length and must be finished by 12th August 2024

Book review proposals should include: author’s/editor’s name, complete title of book (with a colon between the main title and the subtitle), place of publication, publisher, date of publication, total number of pages (including all front matter and illustrations that do not carry page numbers), number of illustrations (black and white and colour), price, as well as a short description (300 words max) on the text’s significant contribution to its field and/or why a review of the book is necessary. 

Exhibition review proposals should include: title of the exhibition, location, exhibition dates, curators’ names, and a short description (300 words max) on the exhibition’s significant contribution to its field and/or why a review of it is necessary. 

This list is only a starting point, and the Aspectus Team would be happy to receive proposals for reviews of books not listed here.


Museums, Narratives, and Critical Histories: Narrating the Past for the Present and Future

Edited by Kerstin Barndt, and Stephan Jaeger, published 4th March 2024, ISBN: 978-3110787443

John Soane’s Cabinet of Curiosities

By Bruce Boucher,  published 11th June 2024, ISBN: 978-0300275698

Museum Worthy: Nazi Art Plunder in Postwar Western Europe

By Elizabeth Campbell, published 1st Sept. 2023, ISBN: 978-0190051983

The Radical Print

By Esther Chadwick, published 25th June 2024, ISBN: 978-1913107437

Spirituality, Feminism, and Pre-Raphaelitism in Modern British Art and Culture

By Alice Eden, published 17th April 2024, ISBN: 978-1138489806

Jan Massys: Renaissance Painter of Flemish Female Beauty

By Maria Clelia Galassi, published April 2024, ISBN: 978-2503607207

Female Printmakers, Printsellers, and Print Publishers in the Eighteenth Century: The Imprint of Women, c. 1700–1830

Edited by Cristina S. Martinez and Cynthia E. Roman, published March 2024, ISBN: 978-1108844772

Architecture of Anxiety: Body Politics and the Formation of Islamic Architecture

By Heba Mostafa, published 20th March 2024, ISBN: 978-9004677777

Giants in the Medieval City

By Assaf Pinkus, published April 2024, ISBN: 978-2503607689

Julia Margaret Cameron: The Colonial Shadows of Victorian Photography

By Jeff Rosen,  published 20th March 2024, ISBN: 978-9004677777

Visualizing Christ’s Miracles in Late Byzantium

By Maria Alessia Rossi. published May 2024, ISBN: 978-1009387620

Art as Demonstration: A Revolutionary Recasting of Knowledge

By Sven Spieker, published 6th February 2024, ISBN: 978-0262048712

The Mirror of Art: Painting and Reflection in Early Modern Visual Culture

By Genevieve Warwick, published 5th May 2024, ISBN: 978-1009448802


An Irish Impressionist: Lavery on Location

National Galleries of Scotland | 20th July - 27th October | Edinburgh

Artemisia in Birmingham/Jesse Jones: Mirror Martyr Mirror Moon

Ikon Gallery | 10th May - 8th September | Birmingham

Emma Stibbon: Melting Ice/Rising Tides

Towner Eastbourne | 9th May - 15th September | Eastbourne

Hamid Zénati

Nottingham Contemporary | 25th May - 8th September | Nottingham 

Igshaan Adams

The Hepworth, Wakefield | 22nd June - 3rd November | Wakefield

In the Eye of the Storm: Modernism in Ukraine, 1900-1930s

Royal Academy | 29th June - 13th October | London

Leilah Babirye: Obumu (Unity) 

Yorkshire Sculpture Park | 23rd March - 8th September | Wakefield

Now You See Us: Women Artists in Britain, 1520-1920 

Tate Britain | 16th May - 13th October | London

Paris 1924: Sport, Art and the Body 

Fitzwilliam Museum | 19th July - 3rd November | Cambridge

Ranjit Singh: Sikh, Warrior, King

 Wallace Collection | 10th April - 20th October | London

Truth to Nature: Constable in Bristol

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery | 9th May - 1st September | Bristol

Turner: Art, Industry & Nostalgia

Laing Art Gallery | 10th May - 7th September | Newcastle