Congress

27-30 January 2021

 

The Postresearch Condition

European Artistic Research Network (EARN) x Smart Culture Conference (NWO)

Amanda Beech, Covenant Transport, Move or Die, 2015, video installation, still, courtesy of the artist.

This four-day online conference articulates the current situation of artistic research. After an omnipresent “Research Decade,” the concept of artistic research currently seems to be in need of a recharge. Emerging questions are: Should there be a conversation about a postresearch situation and/or condition? Could this be compared with how poststructuralism relates to structuralism as its philosophical comprehension and the elaboration of its consequences? And how could a postresearch condition address contemporary art practices?

More information, full program: see here. The propositions, screenings, and inverventions take place on Zoom. A link to the Zoom session will be posted on the same website, some time in advance.

Propositions, Screenings, and Interventions: Vytautas Michelkevicius, Florian Cramer, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Amanda Beech, Terike Haapoja, Renate Lorenz (PhD in Practice, Vienna), and Irit Rogoff.
Update January: the program item by Peter Osborne & Hito Steyerl (26 January) will be postponed to a later date; more information to follow.

Working Groups and Seminars: Methodologies (Rethinking Artistic Research through the Concept of the Continuous Prototype), Curatorial Issues (Expo-Facto: Into the Algorithm of Exhibition), Sustainability (Re-visioning the Work of Art and the Academic Conference), The Politics of Aesthetics (Challenging the violence of interpretation through Aesthetic Forms), and Value (Discussing Evaluation Models, Methods and Criteria).

EARN/Smart Culture Conference organized in collaboration with HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, NWO (Dutch Research Council), and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht.

Suggestions from the archive

Exhibition

Screening

2 May 2021

Fragments of Repair/Gathering II: The Body’s Legacies, Part 2: The Postcolonial Body (online)

The second gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings consists of a screening of artist Kader Attia’s work The Body’s Legacies, Part 2: The Postcolonial Body (video, 2018, 48 min.), followed by a conversation between Olivier Marboeuf (writer, critic, and curator, Paris) and Ruth Wilson Gilmore (abolitionist scholar and activist, Lisbon).

Public Program

Podcast and sound installation

17 April–03 July 2021

Fragments of Repair: Repair & Listen

Throughout the duration of the project Fragments of Repair, Kader Attia engages in creating a new eponymous work in the form of a gradually unfolding podcast and sound installation in twelve parts, titled Repair & Listen. Drawing on transcultural epistemologies and lived experiences, the podcast investigates “repair” as a concrete practice to counter the psychological impact of living through a pandemic. The episodes of the podcast will become available on this page, throughout the duration of Fragments of Repair.