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Upcoming courses in Konstnärliga Forskarskolan:

The Victims of Modernization – a workshop with Akay and Klisterpeter

Date: 18-20 May 2015
Location: Stockholm, Ropsten

Stockholm is a city in constant transformation with many huge construction projects that not only adds but also obviously changes the map of the city. During this process there are many functioning houses that stand in the way for a new large scaled building project. We seldom hear about these places, the houses and buildings until they are demolished, then we can usually read about them (links in swedish).

Translate, Intertwine,Transgress – a symposium organized by Björn Säfsten and Per Nilsson

Date: 11-13 June 2015
Location: MDT and Moderna Museet Skeppsholmen

The choreographer Björn Säfsten and the philosopher Per Nilsson have engaged over the past three years in a multidisciplinary research project involving choreography and philosophy, at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. In association with Moderna Museet and MDT, lectures, performances, workshops, discussions and parties will take place on Skeppsholmen for three days, to summarise and celebrate the conclusions of this project. The symposium will take place during the opening of the exhibition After Babel, thus providing a meeting place and venue for events. In lectures and choreographic works, researchers and artists will comment on and discuss the relationship between choreography, art and philosophy. Different theoretical and artistic fields are brought together to explore how they may influence our critical thinking. The symposium will feature works and lectures by Cristina Caprioli, Bojana Cvejić, Mette Edvardsen, Abraham Hurtado, Michael Kliën, Jennifer Lacey, Per Nilsson & Gerd Aurell, Peggy Phelan, Richard Shusterman, Alma Söderberg & Hendrik Willekens, Sarah Vanhee and Haegue Yang.

Disordering Listening – a workshop with Cathy Lane

Date: 18-19 June 2015 Location: Academy of Fine Arts, Schillerplatz 3, 1030 Vienna

‘Disordering Listening – a practical seminar’ is a collective investigation into the role and potentials of listening, considering sound-based practice around listening in relation to social and political subjects and subjectivities.In particular exploring acts and organizations of listening that are embedded in daily life and that activate multiple responses: philosophical, psychological, phenomenological, perceptual, conceptual, political, etc. To “disorder” listening would be to embrace all of these responses transversally, rather than isolating “listening” as an autonomous category of experience.

politics of taste

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European Summer School in Cultural Studies

The European Summer School in Cultural Studies is a network-based seminar for interdisciplinary research training in the fields of art and culture, organized by the PhD Programme in Cultural Studies, Literature and the Arts at the University of Copenhagen, The Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis, The International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at the University of Giessen, The London Consortium, École Doctorale Esthétique, sciences et technologies des arts, Université de Paris VIII, the Lisbon Consortium, Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis Ljublana and The University of Trondheim.

English is the official language and the activities takes place in the magnificent Hotel de Lauzun in central Paris. The program is very rich, and surely interesting for most subjects in our disciplines. The School offers a European platform for the development of cultural studies with a focus on new research methodologies, models for interdisciplinary research organization, and presentation of exemplary topics that address seminal problems and perspectives in contemporary cultural studies.

The ESSCS is hosted each year by one of the eight partner institutions and accommodates 8 keynote speakers, including representatives from the five collaborating institutions, and up to 50 junior researchers from Europe and abroad. The primary target group for the summer school is candidates enrolled in a PhD-programme, but a number of seats will be reserved for post.doc.-candidates in order to enhance the continuity in research training beyond the PhD-level.

See http://esscs.hum.ku.dk/ for more information.

will art save the world?

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When: May 13 at 17:00 – 19:30
Where: Linnégatan 87, rum L502, 5 tr.

“What’s in it for the sciences?” is the third within the seminar series “Will art save the world?” – in which the role of artistic research within different professional fields is debated.
The event will discuss what artistic research might contribute to the sciences. We will speculate, dream and problematize what artistic research might mean for art, society, and the sciences.

The Panel

  • Tove Kjellmark – Swedish artist who works with uncanny robotics and human empathy
  • Ariane Koek – former leader of International Arts Development at CERN, Switzerland
  • Dana Whitco – Founding Director of Tisch Initiative for Creative Research (TCR), New York, USA.

Rolf Hughes, Head of Research, Stockholm University of the Arts, is the moderator.

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culture and brain


Welcome to the next lecture in the series “Culture and Brain” at Karolinska Institutet

When: Tuesday May 12 th, 15.00
Where: Wallenbergsalen, Nobel forum, Nobels väg 1, KI Solna campus


Isabella Peretz from The International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research (BRAMS Institute), Montreal

The Nature of Music:
                    Evidence from Congenital Amusia

Host: Gunnar Bjursell

surround audience


Lisa Tan is participating in the show 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience at the New Museum in New York. Yevgeniya Traps has written about it in Forward. The 2015 Triennial is organized by Lauren Cornell, Curator, 2015 Triennial, Museum as Hub, and Digital Projects, and artist Ryan Trecartin, with Sara O’Keeffe and Helga Christoffersen, Assistant Curators.

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artwork by Lisa Billvik

artwork by Lisa Billvik

Where: Riksteatern, Hallunda
When: May 8, 19:00 and May 10, 14:00 and 19:00

Metamorfoser is a performance for four voices and electronics by Anna Einarsson with text and direction by Jörgen Dahlqvist. Vocals by Anna Einarsson, Sofia Jernberg, Sara Niklasson and Lina Nyberg. Live electronics by Jakob Riis.

The piece is a variation on Ovidius metamorfoses here the four singers embody their different stages of transformation. The four roles, P, S, G, and N are four archetypes that have either changed themselves or been altered by others’ gaze.

Metamorfoser is also an investigation of the relations that occur as a function the bodily motions in space.

jar at venice

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“per.SPICE!”: the art of research with the spice of perception.

photo: Jan Kaila

photo: Jan Kaila

A daylong event of talks and discussions related to the Journal of Artistic Research (JAR) at the 56th Venice Biennale

19 May 2015

First Research Pavilion
Sala del Camino, Campo S. Cosmo, Giudecca 621
(Vaporetto stop: Palanca)

The University of the Arts Helsinki is organising a Research Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. The first pavilion in the history of the biennale to be dedicated to research will consist of an international contemporary art exhibition and a platform for events, both featuring artistic research. The dynamic between artistic research and contemporary art will be explored through the theme of experimentality.

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will art save the world?

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What’s in it for the sciences?

When: May 13 at 17:00 – 19:30
Where: Linnégatan 87, rum L502, 5 tr.

“What’s in it for the sciences?” is the third seminar within the series “Will art save the world?” – a public seminar series where the role of artistic research within different fields will be debated.

The idea is to discuss the role of artistic research and what it can mean for the sciences. We will criticize, discuss, speculate, dream and problematize what artistic research can mean for the field of art, for the society, and for the sciences.

In the panel:

  • Tove Kjellmark – visual artist
  • Ariane Koek – leader of the International Arts Development at CERN, Switzerland
  • Dana Whitco – Founding Director of Tisch Initiative for Creative Research (TCR), New York, USA.


  • Rolf Hughes – Head of Research, Stockholm University of the Arts

curation’s dramaturgy

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Curation’s Dramaturgy

From February–April 2015, four international curators and / or dramaturges will meet in dialogue with four international artists and / or choreographers at Stockholm University of the Arts. The dialogues are an initiative from professor André Lepecki and take place within Stockholm Uniart’s profile area Concept and Composition.


April 27 – El Hadji Sy: Painting, Performance, Politics – A dialogue on the practice of El Hadji Sy

El Hadji Sy is a visual and performance artist, political activist and curator from Dakar in Senegal. He chooses painting as his preferred medium to develop his artistic research, negotiate his multiple identities, and conduct his ideological battles.

28 april – Clémentine Deliss: The Post-Ethnographic Museum as Curatorial Experimentation

In 2015, an ethnographic museum appears to be out of time, and its collection unable to combine with current concepts of contemporaneity. What can one do to break this stasis and dislodge the anachronism embedded in its collections? How can ethnographic artefacts, of which there exist over 5 million in Germany alone, provide a central pool from which to reconfigure experimental research into visual culture and artistic practice?

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andreas gedin, drifting positions

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Opening Thursday 23 April 17–20

Andreas Gedin’s exhibition Drifting Positions is presented at Cecilia Hillström Gallery starting April 23. It includes sculpture, objects and video. The exhibition deals with subjects such as crossing and establishing borders, exclusion, distance and desire. In the installation Driftwood, meaning is created through a combination of objects like a lantern and an empty box made of driftwood. It takes its starting point in the fact that the key to the city of Gothenburg is missing, but also in the history of an abandoned graveyard in a remote island and in the cunning practice of pirates.

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