On Artistic Research
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Thinking and teaching art: between practice and theoretical speculation
Seminar

Over the last decade, use of the concept of “artistic research” has gained cohesion for referring not only to the nature of the artistic process but also to a new discipline between artistic practice and theoretical speculation. In the concept of “artistic research” is perceived, on one hand, the desire to associate the value of art with that of knowledge, which in the end is one of the primary currencies of our economic system. On the other hand, artistic research obeys the need to adapt artistic education to more and more homogeneous structures, also on the global level of the system of higher education, where scientific research reigns as an uncontested model. Thirdly, the idea of artistic practice as research is intimately tied to the evolution of contemporary art itself towards dematerialisation, which brings the artists work closer to theoretical speculation.

But what kind of research are we referring to when we speak of “artistic research”? What does it consist of? What is its method, and where does it take its models from? What faculties does it mobilise? In the face of those who defend the validity of artistic research that is subject to set guidelines, capable of being taught, others precisely celebrate art’s ability to confuse and defy established truths. This seminar aims to generate a productive dialogue in connection with these issues, with the objective of determining the validity of the concept of artistic research and also to explore new ways of speaking – and thinking, of course – about the complexity of artistic work.

dates
9 April 2010 – 10 April 2010
price
Registration fee: 30 eur Students and the unemployed: 20 eur. Friends of MACBA: free of charge MACBA Auditorium. Limited availability.
title
On Artistic Research
dates
9 April 2010 – 10 April 2010
title
On Artistic Research
price
Registration fee: 30 eur Students and the unemployed: 20 eur. Friends of MACBA: free of charge MACBA Auditorium. Limited availability.
participants
Dieter Lesage
Dora García
Valladolid
1965
Guadalupe Echevarría
Jan Verwoert
Natascha Sadr Haghighian
Teheran
1967
Tony Brown
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