The first art seminar of spring 2011 at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg will take place Thursday February 17, between 4 pm-8 pm at Valand, Vasagatan 50 (in the former library, 2nd floor). There will be an introduction by the philosopher, writer and art critic Sven Olov Wallenstein and interventions by the artist Elin Wikström, the critic and art theory teacher Fredrik Svensk, artist and researcher Bryndis Snaebjörnsdottir (responsible for research at Valand) the artist Matthew Rana and the philosopher and writer Mats Rosengren, philosopher, writer.
Thursday January 20 2011, between 1 – 5pm there is a lecture entitled “Showing showing: archival pratices and immaterial work” at the Valand School of Fine Arts, University of Gothenburg. Beatrice von Bismarck (Leipzig/Berlin), art historian, curator and director of the new Masters Programme, Cultures of the Curatorial, at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, will lecture on how artists have been working with archive material and “immateriality” since the 1960s. How can the tension between material and immaterial cultural heritage be considered in relation to, for example, the movement of Conceptual art away from the object and the permanent, towards what the curator and writer Lucy Lippard at the end of the 1960s called “the dematerialization of the art object”? The lecture is the second of three events on “Performing the curatorial” curated by Maria Lind under the aegis of the Cultural Heritage seminars at the University of Gothenburg, a gathering point for the critical scholarly examination of and artistic perspectives on questions of cultural heritage.
Wednesday December 15 there’s a start up conference for POEIST, a seminar for poetics and aestetics at Vasaparken, room 10 in Gothenburg. The seminar is intended as a meeting place for research in the arts and the humanitities at the University of Gothenburg, and during this first occasion there will be a presentation of the ideas and intentions behind POEIST.
Andrej Slávik will do an introducing presentation. A full programme can be found here (the seminar will be in Swedish). At Vasaparken there is also at the same time an exhibition with works by students and alumnis from the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg, as a celebration of the first 10 years of the faculty’s existence!
The higher artistic seminar at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at University of Gothenburg, Thursday November 25, between 16 – 20 pm have the title A meeting between the improvisation traditions Jazz, Folk Music and Art (in Swedish: Ett möte mellan improvisationstraditionerna jazz, folkmusik och konstmusik) Participants are Anders Jormin, Karin Nelson, Jonas Simonsson, Sten Sandell, the arrangement is by the Academy of Music and Drama and the location Örgryte Nya kyrka.
The course Research in the arts (7,5 hp) is devoted to artistic research, or research in the arts, using as its main material the new anthology, The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts. The book, the first of it’s kind, deals with a multitude of aspects of artistic research: general and discipline-specific; philosophical, political and practical. The course will provide insights into the ongoing discussion on the nature, importance and position of artistic research within and outside academia.
The course will take place in spring 2011. There will be five sessions (all Thursdays): January 27 (double session), February 24, March 24, April 28, May 26.
All of the 23 chapters will be studied and discussed. Following each session, the participants will write reflections on the chapters discussed. These reflections will be followed up in the following session.
The course will be taught mainly by the Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University in Gothenburg Henk Borgdorff, himself a co-author of the book. Other contributors to the book will participate in some of the sessions. The course is open to all doctoral candidates of the faculty (as well as to the candidates enrolled in Konstnärliga forskarskolan as far as the number of participants allows) but it is especially recommended to first-year doctoral students. The maximum number of participants is 15. Course leader: Professor Sverker Jullander (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you wish to enrol for this course, please send an email of interest to: email@example.com, no later than December 15!
HDK – The School of Design and Craft arranges an artistic seminar on aesthetics and artistic research, Thursday 14 October 16.00-20.00. PhD Maria Hellström, artist and researcher in landscape architecture at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp leads the seminar.
The seminar will take place at the Lights in Alingsås festival where the PhD-candidate Ulrika Wänström Lindh from HDK participates with a research project. After the seminar food will be served followed by a tour through the festival guided by Ulrika.
Place: Sparbankssalen at Utbildningens hus, Plangatan 43, Alingsås (a few hundred meters to the right from the train station in Alingsås) There are several trains per hour to Alingsås from the central station and the journey takes about 30 min.
Please confirm attendance by mail to Otto von Busch (firstname.lastname@example.org) before monday 11th Oct 16.00 (for the meal).