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Chapter in book
Authors Mick Wilson
Published in FUTURES OF ARTISTIC RESEARCH: At the Intersection of Utopia, Academia and Power, Jan Kaila, Anita Seppä, Henk Slager (eds.)
ISBN 978-952-7131-42-8
Publisher The Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki
Place of publication Hesinki
Publication year 2017
Published at Valand Academy
Language en
Keywords contemporary art; research; eurocentrism;
Subject categories Aesthetics, Visual Arts


This text, produced in the context of the second research pavilion 2017, proposes that the single most important shift in the situation of artistic research today is the way in which an ontological question (‘what is artistic research?’) has given way to a multiplication of research projects that in some way question rather than produce ideological claims dressed up as faux-questions. These more recent projects do not have a reductively reflexive focus on their own self-constitution as ‘artistic’ enquiries. The text concludes by proposing that the (European) reduction of the artistic to the aesthetic, and of the aesthetic to questions of subjectivity, can be an obstacle to enquiry.

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