Conference

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.

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