5th Extended Symposium in Visual Arts Saxony

HfBK Dresden

The two-part event deals with the question of what Artistic Research is, what it can achieve and what new spheres of activity it creates. Intersections and perspectives for an open art practice that seeks increased exchange with the academic landscape and society will be made visible using exemplary projects. The extended symposium aims to make the current discourse on artistic research and the potentials arising from it tangible in a broad spectrum and to communicate it locally and internationally to society, the academic world and the artistic community.

“Artistic Research: Method, Strategy and Outreach”
7–8 July 2022 Dresden

A cooperation of Artists’ Board of Saxony (LBK Sachsen e.V.), Custody of Technical University Dresden (TU Dresden) and Dresden University of Fine Arts (HfBK Dresden), EU4ART_differences project and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony.

Programme

7 July 2022 – FINE ARTS SYMPOSIUM
Location: Gallery of Kustodie TU Dresden, Görges Building (GÖR), Helmholtzstraße 9, 01069 Dresden
The symposium on July 7th will be held in German unless otherwise indicated in the programme.

As a prelude to the subsequent international academic conference, the symposium will highlight potentials as well as focal points and concepts of artistic research from various subject-specific and interdisciplinary artistic and academic perspectives that can be experienced in a practical way including in workshop formats, lectures and discussions.

10 am
WELCOME
by the organisers

10:30 am
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Dr. Michael Hiltbrunner (Institute for Contemporary Art Research, ZHdK, Zürich):
What is Artistic Research?

11:00 am–12:30 pm
SHORT ARTISTIC PRESENTATIONS

  • Esmeralda Conde Ruiz (Composer/Visual audio artist, scholarship recipient of the Schaufler Residency@TU Dresden 2022, London/Dresden
  • Prof. Susanne Vincenz (Dramaturg, HZT Berlin)
  • Helmut Völter (Visual artist, Leipzig)
  • Katja Marie Voigt (Visual artist, Berlin)

Moderated by: Prof. Dr. Constanze Peres (Professor of Philosophy/Aesthetics, HfBK Dresden)

12:30 pm–1:30 pm:
LUNCH BREAK

1:30 pm–3:30 pm
WORKSHOPS
1. Artistic Research and Perception
Led by: Emanuel Mathias (Visual artist, Leipzig), in English/German
2. Artistic Research and Technology
Led by: Kerstin Ergenzinger (Visual artist, Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Jens Krzywinski (Professor of Technical Design, TU Dresden)
3. Writing as art and research
Led by: Prof. Kerstin Hof (Professor of Art and Society (emphasis on poetry), MSH Hamburg)
4. Artistic Research and Art Education
Led by: Prof. Dr. Andreas Brenne (Professor of Art Education and Art Didactics, University of Potsdam)
5. Artistic Research and Archives / Research
Led by: Antje Seeger (Visual artist, Dresden), Introduction by: Prof. Dr. Horst Hartmann (Representative for the Dye Collection of TU Dresden)
6. Artistic Research and Natural Sciences
Led by: Asad Raza (Visual artist, Berlin/New York), Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Feger (Professor of Site Assessment and Plant Nutrition, TU Dresden), and Gwendolin Kremer (Curatorial Director of the Gallery of Kustodie TU Dresden), in English

3:30 pm–4:15 pm:
COFFEE BREAK

4:15 pm–5 pm:
PRESENTATION OF THE WORKSHOP RESULTS

5 pm–6:30 pm
PODIUM DISCUSSION
Artistic Research: Prospects and Opportunities
Dr. Grit Ruhland (Visual artist, LBK Sachsen e.V., Leipzig/Dresden)
Mandy Knospe (Klub Solitaer, Chemnitz)
Prof. Christian Sery (Professor of interdisciplinary and experimental Painting, HfBK Dresden)
Dirk Dobiey (Age of Artists, Nossen)
Moderated by: Prof. Dr. Constanze Peres (Professor of Philosophy/Aesthetics, HfBK Dresden)

During the day or after the symposium it is possible to visit the exhibition Traction: Art and Soil Sciences (Bodenhaftung. Kunst und Bodenwissenschaften) in the TU Dresden University Gallery.

7:30 pm
GET TOGETHER / CLOSING / DRINKS
Location: HfBK Dresden, Brühlsche Terrasse 1, 01067 Dresden, inner courtyard

8 July 2022– INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Location: Lecture Hall of Dresden University of Fine Arts (HfBK Dresden), Güntzstr. 34, 01307 Dresden
The international conference on 8 July will also be streamed live.

The academic conference will focus on overarching methodologies and theoretical approaches to artistic and academic research and ask about possible fields of action in the discourse of academia and in society.

9:30 am–10 am
PROLOGUE
Short guided tour through the art therapy exhibition “Fragil” (Staircase)

10 am–10:30 am
Welcome and summary of the first day of the symposium by Dr. Michael Hiltbrunner (ZHdK Zürich)

10:30 am–12:30 pm
PANEL I: ARTISTIC METHODOLOGIES
(lectures in German and English)

  • Prof. Dr. Alexandra Hopf (Professor of Art Therapy, HfBK Dresden): Fragile Formations – Artistic Action as a Source of Knowledge
  • John Butler (CEO and General Manager EQ-Arts, Amsterdam): Artistic Research: possibilities for 3rd cycle programmes across Europe
  • Prof. Dr. Amalia Barboza (Professor of Artistic Research, Linz University of the Arts): Artistic Research as Eccentric research

Moderated by: Dr. Michael Hiltbrunner (ZHdK Zürich)

12:30 pm–1:30 pm
LUNCH BREAK

1:30 pm –3 pm
PANEL II: ARTISTIC AND ACADEMIC RESEARCH AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
(Podium discussion in English)

  • Tal Adler (Visual artist / project researcher, Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH) at the Institute for European Ethnology, HU Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Antra Priede (Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, LMA Riga)
  • Dr. Florian Cramer (Reader in 21st Century Visual Culture/Autonomous Practices, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam)
  • Katherine Behar (Visual artist / Associate Professor at Baruch College & The Graduate Center, City University of New York)

Moderated by: Prof. Dr. Kristin Marek (Professor of Art History, HfBK Dresden)

3 pm–3:30 pm
COFFEE BREAK

3:30–5 pm
PANEL III: ARTISTIC RESEARCH AND SOCIETY
(Podium discussion in English)

  • Aman Mojadidi (Freelance anthropologist, visual artist and curator, Paris)
  • Prof. Dr. Doreen Mende (Head of the Research Department, SKD)
  • Alexander Koch (Director of Gesellschaft der Neuen Auftraggeber (New Patrons), Berlin)

Moderated by: Till Ansgar Baumhauer Ph.D (Project speaker EU4ART_differences, HfBK Dresden)

5 pm–5:30 pm
WRAP- UP
Closing Discussion und Wrap-Up

During the day or after the conference it is possible to visit the exhibition Fragil.

Registration

Online Registration

Admission to the conference is free. For the symposium and conference, please register with your choice of workshop and pre-register for lunch by sending the registration form (please use the button registration form above). Registration closes Monday, 4th July 2022.

Organiser

Landesverband Bildende Kunst Sachsen e.V.
Riesaer Str. 32, 01127 Dresden, Tel.: 0351-5635742,
kontakt@lbk-sachsen.de, www.lbk-sachsen.de

Kustodie der TU Dresden / Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden
kustodie@tu-dresden.de, https://tu-dresden.de/kustodie

EU4ART_differences, HfBK Dresden
baumhauer.eu4art@hfbk-dresden.de, https://eu4art.eu/4research

Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
kontakt@kdfs.de, www.kdfs.de

This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the Saxon State Parliament.

The event will be documented via photos or video recordings for the purpose of publishing a documentation. By participating in the event, you declare your consent to this. If you do not wish to be photographed or recorded, please inform the LBK Sachsen e.V.

Funded by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony. This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the Saxon state parliament.