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ACPA Conference: Is This Thing On? The Public Dimensions of Artistic Research

Thursday 10 October 2019 - Friday 11 October 2019
University of the Arts

The Hague

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ACPA Conference 2019
Thursday 10 and Friday 11 October

Is This Thing On?
Public Dimensions of Artistic Research

In artistic research the public can be an integral and active part of the combined project of creating art, knowledge and societal relevance. To what extent do artistic researchers take into account this expanded role of the public in their choice of research approach, methods or forms of dissemination? In some instances, the collaboration and responses of participants become the very material of the research, while in other cases the researcher resists the pressures of the public gaze.

The 2019 ACPA conference provides a platform to explore a range of practices along this public-private spectrum, and to elicit the productive tensions and correspondences between different forms of engagement such as listening, viewing, interacting, and experiencing. It seeks to problematize the notion and condition of publicness and to investigate both actual and potential relations between the artist-researcher and a real or imagined public.

This two-day conference is organized by the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA), Leiden University and by the University of The Arts, The Hague. In addition to presentations, performances, and participatory sessions with and by members of the ACPA research community, this year’s conference has a special focus on artistic research being conducted at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague. The first conference day will be hosted by the Royal Academy of Art and the second conference day by Royal Conservatoire.

Programme ACPA Conference 2019
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