Research Resource 4

logo5_smallIrit Rogoff: Academy as potentiality
Many of the above insights have come to us through arts practices, instantiating what we are calling ‘practice driven theory’. This was a term we originally evolved to move on from a 1970s/1980s model of arts practice which was highly influenced by and illustrative of , the theoretical insights that blew away the cob webs of expressivity, interiority and rebellious transgression of previous generations. Instead we have more recently been looking for a practice to spur us on, not because it is self-consciously informed but because it is gives itself a different set of permissions… read more here.


Urgent Thought: Hegemony, Exhaustion, Bologna

Fragments of a radical pedagogy: The third session of Urgent Thought features contributions by Oliver Marchart, Jan Verwoert and Dieter Lesage. It was recorded at the third day of SUMMIT non-aligned initiatives in education culture.


Portrait of the Artist as Researcher 2.0 Exhibition
Artistic work can often be understood as research, even if its methodology is different from that of science. The exhibition A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A RESEARCHER 2.0 is a plea for the recognition of the specificity of artistic research, and for the art academy

as a place of free artistic research, beyond the limits of the market, beyond all academic norms – even after ‘Bologna’.


The exhibition A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A RESEARCHER 2.0 shows a selection of works that are the result of artistic research. These works show the artist at work as a researcher, investigating the history of an art institution (Sven Augustijnen), or of cultural practices (Sonia Boyce), collecting and selecting thoughts (Herman Asselberghs), or cultural products (Jacques André), experimenting with sound (Art Jones), or image (Ina Wudtke), representing the artist as a social scientist (Jill Magid), or the philosopher as an artist (Dieter Lesage). In this way, these works comment, circle around or criticise the discourse on ‘research’ that is characteristic of the Bologna Process and interrogate the limits of its applicability for the arts. A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A RESEARCHER 2.0 is an upgrade of an exhibition curated by Ina Wudtke and Dieter Lesage in the summer of 2007 in the MuseumsQuartier Vienna. It is an initiative of the Institute for Drama and Audiovisual Arts (IDeA) and the department Rits of the Erasmushogeschool Brussel.

Dieter Lesage & Kathrin Busch (eds.), A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A RESEARCHER. THE ACADEMY AND THE BOLOGNA PROCESS, (AS #179), Antwerp, MuHKA, 2007, 154 pp., ISSN 07735855. With contributions by Sabeth Buchmann, Diedrich Diederichsen, Eva Meyer, Eran Schaerf, Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen, Marion von Osten.

 The Academy is Back: On Education, the Bologna Process, and the Doctorate in the Arts
Dieter Lesage responds to Irit Rogoff and Tom Holert’s recent contributions to eflux-journal on the role of the art academy, addressing the Bologna Process and its influence on art eduction throughout Europe. (see full essay here)

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