Report on the 24 February, 2015 session ~ "Artistic Research" ~ with Tom van Imschoot and Nienke Terpsma and Sarah Charalambides as respondents
The evening seminar was divided in two parts. In the first one, Tom van Imschoot gave a lecture called When Do Words Matter? Even since early modernity (e.g. Vasari), there have been artists in all kinds of artistic disciplines to whom writing and speaking critically on art and other artists has been mostly productive for the innovation and reinvention of their own artistic practice, even up to the extent that one could easily speak of a continuum of artistic criticality. Words matter to these artists, their verbal articulations lead to a sharpening of their artistic intuition. Would it be possible and/or desirable to found today's increasing demand 'to write' within art education and research on that very artistic tradition? And if so, what does that take, e.g. in relation to how we understand 'writing' and making a thesis?
Tom van Imschoot: Professor of Literature, Cultural Theory and Writing at LUCA School of Arts, Ghent, and Guest Professor in the Arts at the Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven.
After his talk Tom van Imschoot was joined by guest auditors
Sarah Charalambides (MRes Art History, Goldsmiths University of London Recently published:http://www.metamute.org/editorial/articles/precarity-activism)
and Nienke Terpsma (Co-editor, together with Rob Hamelijnck, of the self-initiated art magazine Fucking Good Art. She has a MA in Typography and book design at Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem), Florian Göttke, David Maroto and the audience, to discuss in a round table conversation the relationships between art practice, writing, and intuition.