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february 28: jar deadline


As noted earlier, JAR, the Journal for Artistic Research, has a deadline on Saturday for submissions to JAR 8.

The call can be read here.

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As interest in the Journal is growing, SAR has moved to three issues a year. JAR7 is currently in review and they are seeking submissions for JAR8. The forthcoming deadlines for submissions are 15 October 2014 and 16 January 2015.

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Call for abstracts

In the current measurement- and indicator-driven knowledge culture, research in architecture, art and several disciplines within humanities and social sciences may succumb to economic or scientific models, or be separated from important contexts of invention, risking to reduce research largely to standardized reproduction. Responding to the current proliferation of evaluation systems and the dominant culture of measurement that comes with it, the Transvaluation international symposium, May 21-22 2015, searches for alternative, cooperative environments of knowledge, of creation and invention, of ‘making and thinking’, and ways to trans- and re-value research cultures from within.

The ambition is a high quality event with top level keynote speeches, small format seminars and collective forum discussions, with the intent to start a broad debate addressing fundamental strategic research questions across disciplinary borders, and to instigate possibilities for change.

The symposium will focus two major themes, Poetics and Politics of Value, referring to the (re-)making of values, both in artistic and architectural practice and in human scientific research, and their related political and systemic aspects. These themes are examined through two conceptual lenses: Worlding (shaping the world, transforming matter) and U-topos (space for speculative thinking and making).

We now invite researchers, doctoral students and practitioners to submit abstracts for discussion at the symposium. Abstracts will be peer reviewed and, if selected, developed into short papers.

For specific questions send email to conference mail address.
See conference web page at Chalmers Tekniska Högskola

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template-sar.png While the publication of JAR6 is immanent, the next submission deadline for Journal for Artistic Research (September 8, 2014) is coming up fast.

Submissions can be made through the Research Catalogue until September 8, 2014. Should you have any questions or require help with submitting, please contact Barnaby Drabble barnaby.drabble@jar-online.net

parse: publication and conference

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PARSE is an international art and research publishing and conferencing initiative based at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. It seeks to promote an innovative multidisciplinary research culture in the arts (understood as including music, performing arts, art, design, architecture, literature, film and media.) In creating dialogues and exploring collaborations between researchers in the arts and in other disciplines, PARSE respects the need for the integrity, freedom and specificity of artistic practices.

Combining a biennial research conference and a twice-annually published peer-review research journal (print and online), PARSE provides a forum for dialogue between artistic researchers and researchers from other domains and disciplines.

jar: call for submissions on criticism

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The online, peer-reviewed journal for the publication and discussion of artistic research, JAR, has published a call for submissions on the topic of Criticism. The guest editor for this special issue is Mary Sherman, an artist and curator and the director of TransCultural Exchange, which she founded in Chicago in 1989. She also teaches at Boston College and Northeastern University and, recently, served as the interim Associate Director of MIT’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology. Sherman explains about this issue:

“One of the most common terms bandied about in academic circles of late is ‘Artistic Research.’ It has become a regular feature in seminars, departments are being built around it, and exhibition texts are smattered with it. Yet, as the Journal for Artistic Research – a peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Artistic Research – reminds us, the term remains elusive. What JAR offers is not so much a definition of artistic research as examples of it. These presentations of art as research become a further means of communicating the claims of artistic work. The entries translate art into another ‘language’ or form of expression, exposing practice as research. Viewers/listeners/readers are provided with insight and new avenues for accessing art – a role more traditionally associated with art criticism. In the light of this, one could argue that JAR, and the emerging field of artistic research as a whole, provides a space for the renegotiation of criteria for evaluating art. In an art world famously overrun with gatekeepers of various kinds, the question remains whether exposing critical practises might expand the question of criticality beyond evaluative points of view.”

Complete call may be found on the JAR website. Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2014. Send your correspondence to: Barnaby Drabble, Managing Editor, Journal for Artistic Research (JAR), barnaby.drabble@jar-online.net

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call for papers on artistic research in music

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Part of the 2013 issue of Svensk tidskrift för musikforskning (Swedish Journal of Musicology, STM) will be devoted to the subject of artistic research in music. We encourage submissions on aspects of the theories, methods, significance, possibilities, challenges etc. of this branch of music research. Suitable topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • What characterizes, or should characterize, artistic research in music in relation to other kinds of music research?
  • What important phenomena/issues has artistic research in music yet to deal with, and how could this be accomplished?
  • How can artistic research in music develop and communicate artistic knowledge?
  • How can artistic research in music be combined with other kinds of music research?
  • ”Interpretation” is part of the practice of musicians as well as of musicologists. What are the similarities and differences between these kinds of interpretation? Can they be combined in a fruitful way?
  • What challenges does artistic research in music face?
  • How can universities take advantage of the competence of researching musicians?
  • How can the results of artistic research in music be implemented within musical life?

For more information see musikforskning.se or Tobias Lund, Editor-in-Chief (tobias.lund@kultur.lu.se)


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