ACPA Conference: Is This Thing On? The Public Dimensions of Artistic Research

Met presentaties, performances en participerende sessies met en door leden van de ACPA-onderzoeksgemeenschap, heeft de conferentie dit jaar een speciale focus op artistiek onderzoek dat wordt uitgevoerd aan de Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Den Haag en het Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag.

'What is the role of the public in artistic research? What types of public engagement does artistic research seek?'

Artistic research is a boundary practice, situated in between art and academia. Its hybrid nature becomes most tangible in its exposure to the public. Concert goers or exhibition visitors encounter artistic work in its final form and may appreciate or reject it on subjective and aesthetic grounds. In artistic research, by contrast, the public can be engaged at different moments in the process of its production and might become an integral part of the combined project of creating art, knowledge and societal relevance. To what extent do artistic researchers take into account this expanded role of the public in their choice of research approach, methods or forms of dissemination? In some instances, participation and response become the very material of the research, while in other cases the researcher resists the pressures of the public gaze.

The 2019 ACPA conference provides a platform to explore a range of practices along this public-private spectrum, and to elicit the productive tensions and correspondences between different forms of engagement such as listening, viewing, interacting, and experiencing. It seeks to problematize the notion and condition of publicness and to investigate both actual and potential relations between the artist-researcher and a real or imagined public.



10 oktober 2019 00:00 - 11 oktober 2019 00:00


Royal Academy of Art, The Hague Royal Conservatoire, The Hague