EARN public programme

EARN public programme

HDK-Valand Academy of Art and Design at University of Gothenburg

Aladdin Mofakhari, Upside Down (detail), 2023. Installation comprising masks (recycled fabric), video, and sculpture (recyclced paper), dimensions variable. Photo: OPEN UP.

September 25, 2023
EARN public programme
Working meetings of the Expanded Artistic Research Network
October 25–November 10, 2023
Sensing Dissensus : October 25–26
Critical Curating: Research, Practices and Infrastructures: November 10, 10am–4pm

EARN—the Expanded Artistic Research Network—is pleased to announce its public programme for autumn 2023 comprising a series of open public meetings in Gothenburg and Coventry. Over the last two decades, EARN has played a key role in developing the debate on artistic research. EARN has always addressed itself to the zones of encounter and invention that exist between the academy and the art system, without seeking to privilege the protocols of either of these different institutional domains. The public programme events coincide with working meetings of the different research groupings within EARN. These events draw upon the interchange between different institutional settings and emergent research agendas.

Sensing Dissensus: October 25–26, Gothenburg
This two-day meeting in Gothenburg, realised by HDK-Valand doctoral studies in partnership with EARN, will include keynote presentations on current research: “The Question of Funding” with Yazan Khalil, and on “Ecologies of Dissemination” with Femke Snelting & Eva Weinmayr. In addition there will be panel presentations on different practices of collaboration and disagreement in the development of artistic research infrastructures and research programmes, with contributions by (among others): Ilse van Rijn (ZHdK IPF), Nick Aikens (L’IO) Natasha marie Llorens (KKH), and Emiliano Battista (VUB). Participation free, booking required, register hereLocation: The Glasshouse, HDK-Valand, University of Gothenburg.

Launch event and reception: October 25, Gothenburg
The programme will include a launch event to mark the realisation of EARN’s new online platform: artresearch.network (goes live October 25, 2023). As part of this launch event we will also profile and make available a range of publications emerging from the network over the last year including:

Learning by curating. Current trajectories in critical curatorial education (VECTOR) edited by Cătălin Gheorghe and featuring contributions by Beatrice von Bismarck, (Geoff Cox, Sofia Victorino, Nayia Yiakoumaki), Laura Herman, Anne Szefer Karlsen, Steven Henry Madoff, Dorothee Richter & Ronald Kolb, Trine Friis Sørensen, and Leire Vergara.

Kathrin Böhm: Art on the Scale of Life, Sternberg/MIT, edited by Gerrie van Noord et al., featuring contributions by Dave Beech, Céline Condorelli, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Wapke Feenstra, Katherine Gibson, Joon-Lynn Goh, Lily Hall, Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide, Grace Ndiritu, Gerrie van Noord, Paul O’Neill, Doina Petrescu, Gregory Sholette and THEMM!!, Kuba Szreder, Gavin Wade, Mick Wilson, Stephen Wright, and Franciska Zólyom.

Expo-Facto: Into the Algorithm of Exhibition, MetropolisM Books, edited by Henk Slager and Mick Wilson, featuring contributions by The Aesthetics Group, Bassam El Baroni, Noel Fitzpatrick, Leonardo Impett, Joasia Krysa, Ioana Leca, Margarita Gonzalez Lorente, Bige Örer, and Elvira Dyangani Ose.

Critical Curating: Research, Practices and Infrastructures: November 10, Coventry
In this series of conversations taking place as a part of Coventry Biennial 2023, international curators and researchers will be discussing some of the key areas of curatorial practices today: How does curating imagine the world and generate knowledge differently? How does curating provide critical tools to re-situate colonial collections and archives? What is the critical work of the Biennial today?                                                        

Join us in unpacking these questions with curators and researchers from around the world including: Antra Priede (Art Academy of Latvia), Bige Örer (Istanbul Biennial & İKSVi), Carolina Rito (Coventry University), Cătălin Gheorghe (George Enescu National University of the Arts, Iași), Henk Slager (HKU Utrecht), Hongjohn Lin (Taipei National University of the Arts), Mick Wilson (University of Gothenburg), Nontobeko Ntombela (WITS Johannesburg), Steven Henry Madoff (SVA New York) and Vipash Purichanont (Silpakorn University Bangkok).

This one-day meeting in Coventry is curated by Carolina Rito (Coventry University) with the Expanded Artistic Research Network. It coincides with a meeting of the EARN Curatorial Studies Working Group that will take place the day before, hosted by Coventry University, that seeks to map ecologies of practice with respect to the widely different geopolitical sites of the the working group’s members. Participation free, booking required, register here. Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP.

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