Doing Research

Doing Research

European Artistic Research Network (EARN)

Research material Urk, Van Brummelen & De Haan, 2012.
August 30, 2012
Doing Research

Publication, Workshop and
Symposium at dOCUMENTA (13)
September 6–8, 2012

Kassel, Germany

In December 2011, dOCUMENTA (13) and EARN (European Artistic Research Network) started to develop a collaborative project. These discussions indicated that the way the notion of research is used today might also produce a confusion of concepts. Is research merely conducted within institutional environments or does it have a broader—connotative—scope? What does it mean for the self-awareness of artists to understand and present their practice as research-based? And last but not least, does the concept of research lead to an expansion of artistic practices or does it restrict them?

To evaluate the concept of research, we thus chose two perspectives: the perspective of artists who contributed “activated” research projects to dOCUMENTA (13) and the perspective of artists who are engaged in a Doctoral Fine Art programme within the various academic environments of the art school—specifically at institutes participating in the EARN network. As an introduction to the research workshops and the Doing Research symposium, thirteen artists working on “activated research” and thirteen doctoral researchers were invited to respond to a series of questions on artistic research.

The edited results of this inquiry are published in the series, Writings from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts.
Contributions by:
Ana Prvacki, Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri, Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir, Chiara Fumai, Claire Pentecost, Clodagh Emoe, Dora Garcia, Elske Rosenfeld/Giulia Cilla/Ingrid Cogne, Glen Loughran, Henna-Riikka Halonen, Jeremiah Day, Julie Ault, Laura Malacart, Lisa Tan, Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan, Matthew Buckingham, Michael Portnoy, Paul Ryan, Pedro Reyes, Robin Kahn, Sam Belinfante, Terike Haapoja, Theaser Gates and Tue Greenfort.
Editors: Jan Kaila and Henk Slager.
Final Editor: Annette W. Balkema.

Download the publication Doing Research, Writings from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, No.3 here.

Workshop: September 6–7
During the two days of the workshop, doctoral researchers from various institutes will present and discuss their current projects in the context of the mentioned questions and publication. 
Presentations by:
Aislinn White, Annette Krauss, Beatrice Jarvis, Claire Hope, Dave Loder, Eirini Boukla, Eleanor Morgan, Elke Marhöfer, Errol Francis, Fiona Curran, Georgina Jackson, Giovanni Giaretta, Henna Halonen, Jem Noble, Johan Thom, Kai Syng Tan, Kay Tabernacle, Laura Kuch, Lisa Tan, Martino Genchi, Michael Delacruz, Ming-Han Hsu, Nuno Sacramento, Rana Öztürk and Tim Long.
Workshop coordinator: Mick Wilson.

Location: Park Schönfeld Academy, Frankfurter Strasse 167, 34121 Kassel
Time: September 6: 10–21h and September 7: 9–19h
More information about the Programme:
For reservations, click here.

Symposium: September 8

Part I
10–13h: Artistic Research or How to Disorganize the Relations between the Disciplines That Deal With Art.
Presentations by: Mai Abu ElDahab, Luca Cerizza, Chus Martínez, Simon Sheikh and Jan Verwoert.

Part II
14–20h: Doing Research
Introductions: Jan Kaila, Henk Slager.
Research statements: Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri, Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir, Chiara Fumai, Christian Philipp Mueller, Claire Pentecost, Clodagh Emoe, Elske Rosenfeld/Giulia Cilla/Ingrid Cogne, Hongjohn Lin, Jeremiah Day, Laura Malacart, Sam Belinfante and Terike Haapoja.
Concluding Panel Discussion with: Mick Wilson, Gertrud Sandqvist, Simon Sheikh, Mai Abu ElDahab, Chus Martinez and Jan Verwoert.
Book Presentation: Art as a Thinking Process (eds. Angela Vettese and Mara Ambrozic, Sternberg Press, 2012).

Location: Ständehaus, Ständeplatz 6-10, 34117 Kassel
More information can be found here.

EARN (European Artistic Research Network) is a network that brings together ten Graduate Schools: GradCam (Dublin), CePRA (Leeds), Slade School of Art (London), MaHKU (Utrecht), Sint-Lukas (Brussels), Gothenburg University, IUAV (Venice), Malmö Art Academy, Academy of Fine Arts (Vienna) and Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (Helsinki). The Doing Research project was also made possible by support of the Mondriaan Fund.

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