Research Week 2017

Research Week 2017

Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm

Andrejs Ljunggren and Gabriel Kanulf. Illustration.

December 14, 2016
Research Week 2017

January 23–30

Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
Flaggmansvägen 1, Skeppsholmen

T + 46 (0)8 614 40 00

The sixth edition of the Royal Institute of Art’s Research Week includes presentations from the BA, MA and PhD level, senior researchers funded by the Swedish Research Council, faculty members’ research activities as well as international speakers and institutional collaborations. The broad constellation of practice and thought of Research Week bridges practical, transdisciplinary, theoretical and philosophical aspects of contemporary art and architecture with particular interests; and brings to the fore the continuously evolving nature of “research” as a necessarily open category.

The two-day international conference, “What is a Mask?” curated by visiting professor Catherine Malabou, forms a separate part of Research Week and is made in close cooperation with the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University London. The conference interrogates the symbolic value of one of the most ancient objects, present in all cultures, and polymorphous in its functions. Hiding and revealing an identity, face covering or face transforming, delusional and authentic, alienating and emancipatory, a warfare or a protective device… All these contradictory characteristics place the mask at the heart of the most urgent political, legal, artistic and philosophical questioning. Participants in the conference are artists, ethnographers, musicologists, philosophers from different nationalities and cultures. The conference is an extension of this year’s course Philosophy in the Context of Art, devoted to the issue of symbols and whose students will also present work.

Overall, the public week-long Research Week encompasses over 30 presentations on wide-ranging topics allowing connections between artistic production, architecture, critical studies, philosophy and society at large. RIA also hosts an open houseduring which student studios and technical workshops can be visited, as well as information being given about all the educational programmes.

Research Week programme
“What is a Mask?” conference programme

The “What is a Mask?” conference is generously supported by Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumsfond/The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences.

The conference is free of charge and open to all. Due to limited space, pre-registration is required. Email your reservation request to Åsa Andersson, Research Coordinator: [email protected]

About the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm
The Royal Institute of Art is a leading art institution of higher education located in Stockholm that offers both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Fine Arts and postgraduate studies in Architecture.

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