Webinar 25th November “Differences in Artistic Research: Fine Arts and society”


Webinar Invitation

The EU4ART Alliance can investigate into the postgraduate field in the education of young artists with additional financing from Horizon 2020. EU4ART_differences will explore concepts for postgraduate studies and look at methods to artistic research from many perspectives with a team of experts and PhD students. The debut English-language webinar, “Differences in Artistic Research: Fine Arts and Society,” will take place on November 25. Speakers from all of the participating institutions will discuss innovative methods to digital teaching and learning, artistic knowledge and concepts, and new models in artistic research. Finally, the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts’ DLA Graduate School will introduce itself and its potential, as well as present the work of a PhD student, Anna Peternák.


​​​​​​​25th November 2021, 10.00 a.m. – 5 p.m. (CET)

10.00 – Institutional greetings – Cecilia Casorati (Accademia Belle Arti, Roma)

10.15 – Knowledge ecosystems for creativity education – Alberto Giretti (Politecnico delle Marche) and Matteo Zambelli (Università di Firenze)

11.00 – Q&A

11.15 – 15 min break

11.30 – Artistic Practices and the New Demand of Re-enchantment – Stefano Velotti (Università La Sapienza, Roma) and MA Aesthetics course students

12.45 – Q&A

moderator: Franco Ripa (Wp4, EU4ART_differences)

13.00 – Lunch Break

14.00 – Artistic research as a part of EU4ART Alliance – Till Ansgar Baumhauer (EU4ART_differences Project leader)

14.15 – The Hands of the Artist. Exploration and knowledge in art – Kristin Marek (Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden)

14.45 – Q&A

15.00 – Toward New Knowledge Model of Artistic Research – Andris Teikmanis (Art Academy of Latvia)

15.30 – Q&A

15.45 break

16.00 – HUFA Doctoral Schools, an Arts third cycle case study – Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák (Hungarian University of Fine Arts)

16.15 – Painting Beyond and Below the Horizon of (Big) Data Cloud – Anna Paternak (Hungarian University of Fine Arts)

16.45 – Q&A

moderator: Till Ansgar Baumhauer (Project leader, EU4ART_differences)

all presentation will be in English.

Registration is mandatory. To join the Webinar, please fill the form on the side.


Cecilia Casorati: Institutional greetings
Director of the Academy of Fine Art

Alberto Giretti – Matteo Zambelli: Knowledge ecosystems for creativity educationThe presentation briefly explores the role of knowledge ecosystems in creative thinking and the technical possibilities for their implementation in learning support systems.

Stefano Velotti and MA Aesthetics course students – Artistic Practices and the New Demand of Re-enchantmentThe knot enchantment/disenchantment/re-enchantment has taken on a new prominence in the philosophical, anthropological and more specifically aesthetic debate, also directly involving artistic practices. Aesthetic reflection and artistic practices are important elements in this debate that brings into play the most evident coordinates of modernity (critique and autonomy, the vision of nature and scientific research, the constitution of subjectivity and forms of social and political organization).

Till Ansgar Baumhauer – Artistic Research as a part of EU4ART AllianceEU4ART_differences project leader

Kristin Marek – The Hands of the Artist. Exploration and knowledge in art”Exploration” and “knowledge” are not the same thing. However, exploration can lead to knowledge. Using the example of the hands, the lecture therefore explores the question of what part they play within an artistic practice. To what extent does working with the hands in art presuppose a haptic knowledge that is acquired through exploration? And how does this exploratively acquired knowledge of art relate to the knowledge of scientific research?

Andris Teikmanis – Toward New Knowledge Model of Artistic ResearchResearch and artistic activity would have similar characteristics. They are creative, unpredictable and at the same time systematic. However, they differ in one aspect. Research should lead to new knowledge, while artistic action usually offers a reinterpretation of existing knowledge. This difference allows to show the boundary between research and art, and it is precisely this difference that can be taken as a hypothetical point of its synergy to describe research-based artistic practices and to define artistic research, its methods, and models. The aim of modelling a perfect interplay of research and art in a professional doctoral program is not only to adapt some research components to artistic practice or to illustrate a selected scientific theory with artistic means. The aim is to use synergies between artistic and scientific practice to gain new knowledge that cannot be obtained through other research approaches. At the same time, this goal cannot be achieved without interpreting the new knowledge artistically. The experience gained from the implementation of doctoral programs and the establishment of new models of knowledge production in artistic research will be decisive for an elaboration of the joint research strategy of the four EU4ART universities – Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Magyar Képzőművészeti Egyetem, and Art Academy of Latvia.

Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák – HUFA Doctoral Schools, an Arts third cycle case studyThe Doctoral School of HUFA was founded in the second half of the 1990s. Since then the more than 20 years old program has been updated/changed several times, currently we are running a 4+4 semester long program with an intermediate complex exam which is mandatory to continue the studies in the second 2 years. In the presentation we show briefly our current academic workflow, which puts strong emphasis on active artistic participation in the Hungarian and international art scene.

Anna Peternák – Painting Beyond and Below the Horizon of (Big) Data Cloud (2020)Anna Peternák will defend her doctoral dissertation and artwork in the upcoming days, so she can present a fresh and lively insight about her path she went through during her doctoral studies. Painting Beyond and Below the Horizon of (Big) Data Cloud deals with the nature of visual and conceptual similarities between images which she examined with the help of virtual databases using image recognition algorithms, presenting an inspiring approach to artistic research.


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