The exhibition Le prince des rayons (The Prince of the Rays), featuring Danai Anesiadou, Marianne Berenhaut, Edith Dekyndt, Peter Downsbrough, Amy Granat, Sven Johne, Runo Lagomarsino, Adriana Lara, Erwan Mahéo, Miks Mitrevics, Nick Oberthaler, Mira Sanders, Lisa Tan and Pieter Vermeersch opens 2 June 2012 at the Galerie Vidal Cuglietta in Brussels. The exhibition explores the resonance of the horizon and its aesthetic, poetic and utopian associations in the thinking and imagery of contemporary art. (photo not from exhibition)
Wednesday 30 May there will be a presentation of the recent book The Conflict of Faculties at the Glasshouse in the inner court yard of Valand School of Fine Arts in Gothenburg, between 13-16 pm. The book is first presented by the author, followed by a discussion between Margareta Hallberg, professor in theory of science and dean at the Faculty of Humanities and Jan Smith, professor in computer science and dean at the IT-Faculty, moderated by Johan Öberg. The presentation (all in English) concludes with a reception and surprises.
Leiden University Press has published a book called The conflict of faculties – Perspectives on Research and Academia, written by Henk Borgdorff, professor of Research in the Arts at the University of the Arts, The Hague, and visiting professor of Aesthetics at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden (and one of the three members of the Quality Advisory Board of Konstnärliga forskarskolan). The book is about artistic research – what it is, or what it could be. And it is about the place that artistic research could have in academia, within the whole of academic research. Henk Borgdorff discusses artistic research as an endeavour in which the artistic and the academic are connected. In this emerging field of research artistic practices contribute as research to what we know and understand, and academia opens its mind to forms of knowledge and understanding that are entwined with artistic practices. Henk Borgdorff also addresses how we comment on such issues, and how the things we say cause the practices involved to manifest themselves in specific ways, while also setting them into motion. In this sense, this work not only explores the phenomenon of artistic research in relation to academia, but it also engages with that relationship. This performative dimension of the book is interwoven with its constative and interpretive dimentions. Borgdorff’s aim is not only to advance knowledge and understanding of artistic research, but to further the development of this emerging field. Leiden Press offers a 10 EUR discount on orders made before 1 July 2012 – use the order form to be found here.
- Author: Ylva
- Published: May 29th, 2012
- Category: Lecture, Performance, Seminar
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How do you integrate text and music into a whole? How do you avoid reducing the music to just a backdrop to the semantic meanings of the text? And why is “theatre as usual” simply not good enough? Dramatist Jörgen Dahlqvist, actor and director Lina Ritzén and composer and PhD candidate Kent Olofsson, are all from Teatr Weimar and are all participating in a performance lecture on the search for new artistic tools in theatre and music that will be enacted 30 May 2012 18 pm at Bergmanfestivalen at Dramaten and 3 June 2012 at Lyditextfestivalen in Oslo, in which actor and PhD candidate Petra Fransson also will participate in a seminar on the musical potentialities of the text 2 June at 13 pm.
Until 16 September 2012 there is an exhibition called Making knowledge at Gustavsbergs konsthall, featuring Frida Hållander from Konstfack, Mårten Medbo from HDK School of Design and Crafts, Kjell Rylander and Caroline Slotte from Bergen Academy of Art and Design. The intention in the exhibition is to highlight and discuss crafts as an area of resarch. The four participating artists are all PhD candidates or equivalent in the area of crafts, and in their research projects they are all contributing to the current and rapid development of crafts. The exhibited works pose questions on materiality and doing, on tradition, class and power, ranging from everyday to existential issues. Bringing together their projects aims at creating a platform for a future discussion on artistic research, and a possiblity to investigate what and who contemporary practice-based research implies, makes and involves.
Textile designer Anne Britt Thorkildsby is presenting her artistic licentatie thesis Existential design: the “dark side of design thinking Friday May 25 at 13 pm in room T473 at the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås. Her work, consisting of a design manual, a dialogue and two films (Absence – Design for substitute and Confinement – Design for deprival) can all be found here.
The question of what is meant by the term “artistic quality” will be discussed during the higher artistic seminar Thursday May 24 at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts in Gothenburg, that will take place 16.30-20 at Glashuset in the courtyard of Valand School of Fine Arts. The discussion will be departing from the often vague and seldom explicit notions of “artistic quality” and the wish to create “dynamic groups of students” used when making selection of students to graduate educations in art schools. Berit Larsson, researcher in gender studies and founder of the feminist education centre Kvinnofolkhögskolan in Gothenburg, will introduce the seminar, followed by the film maker Malte Wadman, who will talk about his experiences of working with notions of artistic quality in the board of the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme. Artist Johanna Gustavsson, one of the founders of the participatory art project and feminist knowledge production organisation Malmö Fria Kvinnouniversitet will make a performance on the subject. the seminar is concluded by a discussion amongst the participants and two students.
There are still some vacant places at the doctoral course/workshop The Exposition of Artistic Research: Publishing Art in Academia (3 hp) that will take place in Gothenburg May 28-31. The course introduces the pioneering concept of ‘expositions’ in the context of art and design research, where practice needs to be exposed as research to enter academic discourse. In the four day workshop reflective and methodological approaches to exposition writing from a variety of artistic disciplines will be discussed. The main aim of the workshop is to expose (‘translate’, ‘document’, ‘stage’) hands-on the ongoing projects of the participants as research, using the Research Catalogue software (which also functions as the backbone of the Journal for Artistic Research). With the aim of displaying practice in a manner that respects artists’ modes of presentation, we will not use the traditional journal article format but instead offer a dynamic online canvas where text can be woven together with image, audio and video.
Participants are expected to bring to the workshop their laptop computer and their research material (texts, images, sound files, video’s), both ‘art works’ (or the documentation of these) and additional material needed to ‘expose’, or present the research. Lecturer is Henk Borgdorff, Guest Professor in Aesthetics at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg.
If you wish to enrol, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible!
Between May 8 and June 23 a series of portraits of “book couples” by Lisa Tan is part of the exhibition The Revolution must be made little by little, part 1 Difference and Repetition at the Galeria Raquel Arnaud in São Paulo. Other participating artists are Carlos Zilio, Felix Gmelin, Haris Epaminonda, Héctor Zamora and Mabe Bethônico, with Jacopo Crivelli Visconti as curator.
From May 13 through August 12, 2012 the NAK, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, is hosting the exhibition I dispense, divide, assign, keep, hold by the Swedish artists Goldin+Senneby and featuring Pamela Carter (playwright), Ismail Ertürk (senior lecturer in banking and finance), Anna Heymowska (set designer), Hamadi Khemiri (actor), with a performance and opening May 12 6 pm. Through performative and theatric means, Goldin+Senneby approach the abstract, virtual and often self-referential aspects of the world of finances. I dispense, divide, assign, keep, hold constitutes another stage in the most recent series of projects by Goldin + Senneby. The NAK will host a scene developed by the artists in collaboration with cultural economist and former banker Ismail Ertürk attempting to imagine a future numismatics of a Credit Default Swap (CDS). Numismatics being the study and collecting of coins and currency, Ertürk uses the current financial situation of Greece to trace the material remains of present day financial instruments. The Kunstverein itself becomes a stage for this imagined numismatic collection.