2014 Tuesday December 9 at 19:45 ~ official launch of the DAI's Associate PhD Researchers Collective: an evening about ART WRITING, both academic and creative. With presentations by Maria Fusco and Mia Lerm-Hayes, followed by a talk moderated by PhD researchers Florian Göttke and David Maroto.
Image: Maria Fusco, With A Bao A Qu Reading When Attitudes Become Form (2013)
The Associate PhD Research Collective's public launch in the DAI's auditorium will focus on the relation of art and writing from different perspectives. Writing considered both as art practice and as an essential element in research constitutes a space with the capacity to introduce creative methods in practice-based research.
Two exceptional guests are accompanying us this evening: Maria Fusco, writer and editor of numerous publications and projects, among which the journal for experimental writing The Happy Hypocrite. Maria is a Senior Chancellor's Fellow-Reader at the University of Edinburgh and previously Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London and Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes, writer and curator whose research interests focus on word and image studies. She is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Amsterdam and previously Professor of Iconology at the University of Ulster, Belfast (Northern Ireland).
About the collective:
Building on the established policy in it's master programme, the DAI encourages art praxis that actively engages in theory. With the Associate PhD Research Collective, the DAI creates a platform to support affiliated artists, artist curators and art writers engaged in PhD research. The APRC will concretize the notion of artistic, art and/or curatorial research with exemplary projects, introduce academic methodologies into the artistic or curatorial process and promote critical, imaginative and experimental methodologies for academic research with the aim to develop a distinguishing DAI model for practice driven research on the PhD level. Read more.