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ARC (art_research_convergence)

ARC (art_research_convergence) is an outreach initiative of Leiden University for the active communication of artistic research.


ARC hosts exhibitions, installations, lectures and performances every first Monday of the month in the cultural hotspots in The Hague. The idea is to enable a space of communication and action where artist-researchers can show work in progress (or finished work in need of feedback) and discuss it with the audience.

ARC plays a connective role in the network of artistic and investigative practices. It strengthens the knowledge infrastructure in the dynamic field of practice-based research as well as brings it into the public eye. In doing so, it contributes to the knowledge economy in the region.

This project acts as a forum or laboratory, in which artist-researchers work together with other cultural players on new works, designs and performance practices.



  • What? Performances, exhibitions, installations, lectures and other formats suitable for the communication of artistic research. Refreshments and snacks are included.
  • Who? Artist-researchers, including graduate students, doctoral candidates and lecturers at artistic research institutions as well as independent artists who regard and represent their work as research. No institutional affiliation is required.
  • For whom? General audience interested in the relationship between art and research, artists, researchers and students whose field has to do with artistic and/or research practices.
  • When & where? Every first Monday of the month (except August):
    • Anna van Buerenplein - 2 July - 7 PM-9 PM
    • The Grey Space in the Middle - 3 September - 7 PM-9 PM
    • Studio Loos - 1 October - 7 PM-9 PM
    • De Nieuwe Regentes -  5 November - 7 PM-9 PM
    • Korzo Theater - 3 December - 7 PM-9 PM
    • Online session – date and time t.b.a.

ARC session July 2, 2018: Power

ARC (art_research_convergence) kick-off of the season 2018

P O W E R is the ability to act and have others act in particular ways. Now, since acting and causing others to act is precisely what puts society in motion, then social life must be about power too, that is, about acting in relation to one another. But is there anyone behind the wheel? Who are the players in the network of power that keeps the world turning? 
Different versions of these questions are explored by the artists-researchers featuring in this ARC session, the first one of the season 2018.

Ingrid Verweijen- Audition Audition- performance
Lucy Cordes Engelman -Heresy of the free spirit- performative lecture
Bjarni Gunnarsson - Command and Autonomy - Algorithmic composition
GVN908- Guardians of Peace- performance

July 2, 2018

7 PM-  9 PM

Anna van Buerenplein, The Hague


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