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Valand Academy highlight artistic practice as a type of research

News: Oct 19, 2018

Taking Place is a series of events organised and presented by artist-educators working in Fine Art at Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg. For two days a number of lectures and performances will highlight how processes and methods of research shape their individual works and their overall practices.

It’s become normal in academic contexts to talk about artistic practice as a type of ‘research’. But this is not usually the way in which art is presented in the gallery or the museum.

– Instead, it’s more usual there to focus on the finished object, performance or installation, and to detach it from the way in which it was produced, says Daniel Jewesbury, Senior lecturer at Valand Academy.

In these events, Valand lecturers talk about how processes and methods of research shape their individual works and what is meant by ‘research’ in the context of artistic production. For example, there will be a performance at Olof Palmes Plats to call to action against the intensifying normalization of fascism that litters the public spaces and shape imaginaries.

– Our aim is to initiate contexts for collective experience, demonstration, and dialogue, insisting on vigilance and direct process as a dramaturgical method. We want to re-activate a site that was recently populated by groups from all shades of the political spectrum including a manifestation by Sverigedemokraterna, which triggered our performative scoring, says Jeuno Je Kim, Senior lecturer at Valand Academy.

Read more about Taking Place:

Taking Place

Kerstin Bergendal / Jason E. Bowman

Daniel Jewesbury

Jeuno Kim / Mary Coble / Kjell Caminha / Andreas Engman

Josefina Posch/Bethanie Carney Almroth/Daniel Jewesbury


Originally published on: akademinvaland.gu.se

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