Art and Artistic Research

Music, Visual Art, Design, Literature, Dance

Edited by Corina Caduff, Fiona Siegenthaler, and Tan Wälchli

Art and Artistic Research

Edited by Corina Caduff, Fiona Siegenthaler, and Tan Wälchli

Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess

320 pages | 30 color plates and 120 halftones | 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2010
Text in German and English
Cloth $60.00 ISBN: 9783858812933 Published February 2010

Artistic research is a new approach to making art that began in visual art and has recently expanded to performing arts, film, writing, and design. An artist begins a project by acting as more of a researcher than an artist, and only once he’s acquired a detailed understanding of a particular topic does he begin the more commonly understood practice of making art.

Art and Artistic Research brings together eighteen essays on various aspects of this technique, considering its development, its spread from English-speaking countries throughout much of Europe, and what it might have to contribute to the art world and to to society at large. A wide-ranging, theoretically informed collection, Art and Artistic Research will be an essential starting point for future discussions of this promising movement.


Hans-Peter Schwarz: Editorial

Corina Caduff, Tan Wälchli: Introduction



Nina Malterud: Can You Make Art Without Research?

Germán Toro-Pérez: On the Difference Between Artistic Research and Artistic Practice

Johan Öberg: Difference or Différence?

Marcel Cobussen: The Intruder

Michael Schwab: First, The Second



Henk Borgdorff: Artistic Research as Boundary Work

Huib Schippers, Liam Flenady: Beauty or Brains?

Claudia Mareis: Design Research

Corina Caduff: Literature and Artistic Research

Mats Rosengren: Art + Research Does Not Equal Artistic Research



Efva Lilja: Throw the Stones Really Hard at Your Target or Rest in Peace

Sibylle Omlin: Guile of Innocence

Claire MacDonald: In Her Acoustic Footsteps

Christopher Schenker: Value Judgments



Hans-Peter Schwarz: From Undisciplined to Transdisciplinary (Zurich)

Kirsten Langkilde, Stefan Winter: New Morphologies (Berlin)

Julie Harboe: Art-Driven Research (Lucerne)

Arne Scheuermann, Yeboaa Ofosu: On the Situation of Artistic Research (Bern)


 Selected Bibliography

Meret Wandeler, Ulrich Görlich: The Archive of the Place

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