Artistic Research – PhD Course at Kunsthal Aarhus

From 26-27 March 2015 the PhD course Artistic Research will take place at Kunsthal Aarhus. The course will focus on identifying, understanding and developing artistic research practices as a specialized field of knowledge production. The course aims to gather researchers across aesthetic disciplines whose work is based on, or incorporates, artistic practice.

The course will explore the relationship between art and academia, where practice can be understood as able to make epistemic claims. Through workshops, talks, presentations, performances and artistic interventions, the course will create a platform where it will be possible to present and discuss different methodological approaches that can challenge the idea of presentation and documentation of artistic research projects. Through these approaches, the course will open for a discussion of the further development of such approaches in the international field and in Denmark where discussions are rather undeveloped.

Participants will be asked to present their work and two invited guests, Michael Schwab and Gertrud Sandquist, will be invited to join in the general discussions as well as frame some of the main issues and debates.