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PhDArts Conference

18 October 2018 - 19 October 2018
PJ Veth Building
Nonnensteeg 1-3
Eleni Kamma: The Collector of Proverbs

Celebrating 10 years PhDArts

How do we establish, sustain and nourish a vital research culture in the arts? 

Celebrating 10 years PhDArts
18 – 19 October 2018
Academy of Creative and Performing Arts
Leiden University

Nation-wide research culture in the arts

The Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) of Leiden University and the University of the Arts The Hague  organize a conference on October 18th and 19th 2018 to address the current status and possibilities for the development of a nation-wide research culture in the arts.
Over the past 20 years, artistic research has steadily gained ground as a new research discipline in The Netherlands. PhD programs in artistic research have been established or are being developed, in a collaborative effort between universities and art schools. With this conference, ACPA aims to address ways to consolidate, sustain and nourish a research culture in the arts on a national level. The conference will comprise artistic presentations by researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines enrolled at 3rd level educational institutions across the country, as well as two keynote lectures on the topic of the conference, break-out groups and artistic presentations by ACPA PhD candidates and alumni. 
The aim is to gather experiences and insights from all parties involved in the field, to foster interdisciplinary collaborations between universities and art institutions nation-wide and to build a community that stimulates collaborations between colleague institutions and their different initiatives.



18 October 10:00 – 22:00 
19 October 10:00 – 17:00 


18 & 19 October 10:00 – 18:00 
PJ Veth Building, Nonnensteeg 1-3, Leiden
(entrance via Rapenburg 73, Hortus Botanicus)
See map 

18 October 20:00 – 22:00
Het Leidse Volkshuis, Apothekersdijk 33A, Leiden
More information: acpa@hum.leidenuniv.nl


PhDArts Conference

Thursday October 18

10:00 – 18:00 hrs
PJ Veth Building
Keynote lecture by dr. Henk Oosterling-Art based research as hypocritical reflaction

Presentations by

Aymeric Mansoux (Willem de Kooning Academy)-Who is your audience?
David Weber-Krebs (ARIAS, DAS Graduate School)-The actual event
Yael Davids (ARIAS, Gerrit Rietveld Academie)-A daily practice
Andrea Stultiens (Minerva Art Academy/PhDArts)-Turning points (in a research on photographs – ebifananyi  in Uganda)

Sound installation ‘Distance / Fiction’ by Gabriel Paiuk

PhDArts Festival
20:00 – 22:00 hrs
Het Leidse Volkshuis
Artistic presentations by
João Rival/Le Concert D’Apollon
Sophie Ernst and Elizabeth Waagemeester
Ned McGowan and Laurens de Boer
Richard Barret
Suzan Tunca and Giuliano Bracci
Eleni Kamma and Margo van de Linde

PhDArts Conference

Friday October 19

10:00 – 18:00 hrs
PJ Veth Building
Keynote lecture by Prof.dr. Peter-Paul Verbeek - Art and technology as experimental philosophy

Presentations by

Marlies Vermeulen and Veerle Spronck (ZUYD)-Tuning in, mapping out
Riccardo Giacconi (PhDArts)-Notes on animation
Shailoh Phillips (PhDArts)- Inflatable critique: cybernetics and tactics for collaborative direct action
Anja Groten (PhDArts)- The workshop as a site for contestation

Breakout sessions (discussion in small groups)

14.00-15.30 hrs.

Artistic research and

1. interdisciplinarity

2. method

3. academia

4. art world


To attend this PhDArts Conference, please register by filling out the registration form attached here. Due to limited seating, registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Inquiries and questions: acpa@hum.leidenuniv.nl

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