Workshop: Artistic Research as Aesthetic Science?
In the context of the art, science & business program
of the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, in cooperation with the Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen and with the financial support of the Wüstenrot Stiftung, Ludwigsburg.
Art research, artistic research, art-based research or research through, with, about arts are currently popular terms. However, one can speculate about what exactly is meant here, especially when following the international discussion of these terms.
The interdisciplinary workshop »Artistic Research as Aesthetic Science?« is situated within this discussion. Art research as »aesthetic science« is conceived as a process that utilizes artists’ specific knowledge, working methods, and competence and applies them to other contexts outside of the art system. It is neither research about art that then lies in the field of science of art, nor is it research with art that genuinely characterizes artistic production. Central to the discussion are forms of sensual insight that are combined with scientific practices to generate new knowledge.
Experts from the fields of art research, artistic practice, history of science, and philosophy will address these topics in four thematic panels.
Discussed will be questions on:
– Theory (Prof. Dr. Gernot Böhme/Dr. Simon Grand),
– Methods and Techniques of Insight (Prof. Dr. Martin Tröndle),
– Organization (Prof. Ursula Bertram/Prof. em. Dr. Wolfgang Krohn), and
– Transfer (Prof. Adelheid Mers/Prof. Henk Borgdorff).
In addition, one section is intended for »Project Presentations«:
was within ten institutions and projects which had the opportunity to present their work and research with short presentations, relevant to the topic »Artistic Research as Aesthetic Science?«.