What is research in the visual arts ?

Holly Michael Ann, Smith Marquard

What is research in the visual arts ? : obsession, archive, encounter

Williamstown (Mass.) : Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2008, 1 vol. (XXVI-215 p.). Collection Clark studies in the visual arts.

ISBN 978-0-931102-80-6

Résumé :
Based on the 2007 Clark Conference, What is research in the visual arts ? explores fundamental questions, both philosophical and pratical, for those working with visual art. What is research, why and how do we do it, and what place does it have in art making and the understanding of art today ? Thirteen authors consider the pleasures, passions, and dangers of research and its attendant obsessions and encounters with incoherence, chaos, and wonder. How does the process if inquiry engender meaning ? In what complex ways in research bound up with writing, teaching, curating, and making ? Why are we obsessed with the idea of research ?

With essays by Ernst van Alphen, Mieke Bal, Marc Gotlieb, Serge Guilbaut, Michael Ann Holly, Akira Mizuta Lippt, W.J.T. Mitchell, Joanne Morra, Sina Najafi, Alexander Nemerov, Celeste Olalquiaga, Alex Potts, and Reva Wolf.

Axe de recherches :

  • Axe transversal : Cultures visuelles

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