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will art save the world? (part three)

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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 consists of:

  • 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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kunlé adeyemi


The Royal Institute of Art continues The Domain of the Great Bear

Water & the City

A Lecture by Kunlé Adeyemi/founder of NLÉ based in Amsterdam and Lagos

Where: Royal Institute of Art
When: Tuesday, 24 March, 2015 at 16.00

NLÉ aims to critically examine two of the most significant challenges of our time: rapid urbanization and climate change, in the continent with some of the world’s greatest opportunities, Africa. The impact of rapid urbanization and economic growth of African cities is now common knowledge, yet it cannot be overemphasized. At the same time the impact of climate change through water has now become day-to-day reality, with sea level rise, increasing rainfall and frequent flooding. The relationships of ‘water and the city’ on the African continent, have therefore become critical points of intersection for understanding the future of development in Africa.

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curation’s dramaturgy

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Collaborative processes in contemporary performance, dance and exhibitions

From February–May 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.

The purpose of this series is to invite an international group of distinguished curators / dramaturges and artists / choreographers, who have had an ongoing working relationship with each other, and whose artistic, curatorial and dramaturgical practices have offered a novel understanding of trans-disciplinary knowledge formation in the arts.


  • April 8 at 15.00-17.00 DD Dorvillier, dancer, choreographer and teacher
  • April 9 at 15.00-17.00 Cristina Grande, Coordinator at the Performing Arts Department at the Serralves Fountation in Porto, Portugal

Where: Linnégatan 87, room L502, 5th floor

More about the lectures.

the domain of the great bear


Where: The Royal Institute of Art
When: November 3, 16:00


Forensis: Architecture at the Threshold of Detectibility
A Lecture by Eyal Weizman, Professor of Spatial & Visual Cultures, and Director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London

In his lecture, Eyal Weizman will also present work undertaken with the Forensic Architecture teams in relation to urban and architectural destruction in Israel/Palestine, environmental violence in Guatemala and their research for the UN on drone warfare in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia. Forensic Architecture, an agency composed of artists, filmmakers and architectural researchers, uses architecture as sensor and an agent that can detect political force-fields and respond to them. Weizman will show how architectural methods and new sensing technologies could be used to expose the logic of violent conflict while raising a host of conceptual problems to do with the thresholds of vision and law.

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peter osborne, lecture

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The Royal Institute of Art launches The Domain of the Great Bear
with: “Information, Image, Story: Some Conceptual Aspects of Contemporary Art”
A Lecture by Peter Osborne, Director of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University, London

As the didactic titles of three canonical New York exhibitions indicate (The Machine at the End of the Mechanical Age curated by Pontus Hulten (1968) and ‘Information’ curated by Kynaston Mc Shine (1970) both at MoMA, and ‘Software: Information Technology – Its New Meaning for Art’ (1970) curated by Jack Burnham at the Jewish Museum) analyses of the social significance of conceptual art have tended to rely upon technologically based narratives about the changing communicational forms of modernity. Walter’s Benjamin’s 1936 account of the ‘destruction of tradition’ and the replacement of ‘the story’ by ‘information’ has provided a model here. On the one hand, the uses of digital imaging in contemporary art appear to confirm and extend such technological narratives of conceptual content (misrecognized as ‘dematerialization’ and ‘immaterial labour’), yet, on the other, they complicate them by virtue of the pervasiveness of the image.

More information: domain.pdf

jean-luc nancy

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French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, author of the book Listening among others, is lecturing at Södertörns högskola on September 4, 15-18. More information on the website.

On September 5 Nancy is at Konstakademien with a group of musicians on the topic of improvisation. More information on the website.

75% seminar: simon goldin

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Where: Salle Vasari, à l’INHA, Galerie Colbert. Accès: 6 rue des Petits – Champs ou 2 rue Vivienne, Paris

When: May 14, 19:00

Passive Liquidity Provider

Participants: Jo Randerson (drama), Mark Jeary (actor), Claes-Henrik Julander (investor), Ybodon (computer scientist).

Presented in collaboration with Something You Should Know: Artistes et Producteurs, Paris.


elia events


SHARE Conference Aarhus 20-21 June 2014

Artistic research, critical practices and contemporary cities

Preliminary Programme: Keynote Speakers Announced!  The conference seeks to bring together artistic researchers, spatial practitioners, architects, urbanists, planners, designers, artists of all disciplines, musicians, composers, performers, activists, community organisers and city-dwellers to consider the question of the contemporary city as a site of enquiry, debate and political and professional contestation.

Martin Prominski of Leibniz University Hanover will deliver one of three keynotes of the event entitled Design and artistic research in the contemporary city. Curator Angelika Fitz will deliver the second keynote address of the conference.  Glasgow, 13-15 November To view the preliminary programme visit the SHARE Conference Aarhus website.  Belgrade, 14-16 November In this the fourth conference of the SHARE network (operating since 2010), we mark the beginning of a new phase of work for the ELIA/SHARE network through this collaboration with Aarhus School of Architecture.

Other ELIA news

  • Stockholm, 23-27 July The 15th International Bakhtin Conference
  • Glasgow, 12-16 November, ELIA NEU/NOW LIVE Festival
  • 13th ELIA Biennial Conference: Location Aesthetics
  • FIST 10 – Festival of International Student Theatre
  • Helsinki, 26-27 November 5th Art of Research Conference: Experience, Materiality, Articulation (AOR2014)
  • ArtFutures: Working with Contradictions in Higher Arts Education

symposium: in the blend

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Where: Inter Arts Center, Bergsg. 29, Malmö
When: April 22-25

Susan Sontag’s famous essay Against Interpretation serves as a point of departure in the artistic research stranderfrontproject Ögonblickets Anatomi (Loosly: The Anatomy of the Moment) led by Teatr Weimar and the Theatre Academy in Malmö. The focus is put on the artistic work as a carrier of its own terminology and its own discourse. The title of the symposium, In the Blend, has been taken from the book by Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner where the authors are constructing the term conceptual blending to denote the integration of meaning and terminology in order to create new meanings and new outlooks. The symposium is about thinking in art and includes artistic works, seminars, presentations and discussions.

In the Blend and Ögonblickets Anatomi are financed by the Swedish Research Council
Ögonblickets Anatomi is a collaboration between Teaterhögskolan i Malmö, Inter Arts Center, Teatr Weimar andwlabs.


The program can be found here.

call for papers: arf 2014, tromsø

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There will be a gathering within the Norwegian Artistic Research Forum in Tromso in Norway. It will take place October 21-23 and is a yearly conference on artistic development work.

This year ARF will be open for a few project of artistic research presentations from the other Scandinavian countries. A presentation should be 30-40 minutes and the proposer should suggest an opponent for the presentation. Including discussions the presentation will be about 90 minutes. ARF will cover travel and accomodation for accepted proposals. For more information, see www.artistic-research.no.

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