Changing Identities and Contexts in the Arts
Starting from the concept of artistic knowledge production, the participating artists discuss and demonstrate how performative dimensions play a significant role in various practices.
curated by Inci Eviner, Jan Kaila and Henk Slager
Once the artistic model could traditionally be described as an experience-based experiment. The current situation of research-based artistic practices, however, could rather be considered an experiment-based experience where predominantly laboratory-type settings and working methods produce artistic thought processes connected with specific forms of knowledge. Those forms of knowledge evade knowledge-attitudes that have been formatted, disciplined and instrumentalized by contemporary cognitive capitalism and could be characterized as un-knowledge, non-knowledge, not-yet knowledge, sensuous knowledge, or tacit knowledge. Nevertheless, those other forms of knowledge still relate to institutional environments where they continuously query “theatres of research” with respect to their terms, possibilities, and potentialities. In fact, we could indicate these novel artistic approaches and their specific forms of knowledge as epistemic practices explicitly claiming their idiosyncratic forms of dissemination, presentation, and display.
The issue of idiosyncratic forms of presentation is the starting point for Staging Knowledge, a two-day event organized by CICA in collaboration with SALT and taking place in Istanbul on June 15 and 16.
Starting from the concept of artistic knowledge production, the participating artists discuss and demonstrate how performative dimensions play a significant role in – rehearsing – various practices such as interventions in public space, formulation of artistic and research strategies, development of display systems and curatorial perspectives, and generation of artists’ texts and artists’ lectures.
Vasif Kortun (Director SALT, Istanbul), Opening remarks
Jan Kaila (Head Doctoral Programme, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts), The CICA Project
Inci Eviner (Associate Professor, Kadir Has University, Istanbul), Unknown Knows
11.15-12.15: Jan Svenungsson (Professor, University of Applied Arts, Vienna), The Nature of Artistic Knowledge
12.15 -13.00: Burak Delier (PhD researcher, Yildiz University, Istanbul), Contradiction as a Method
Moderator: Henk Slager (Visiting Professor, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki)
1400 – 1445: Jyrki Siukonen, (Senior lecturer at University of Lapland/Finnish Academy of Fine Arts), Me Tarzan, you research-based artist. Remarks on words and working knowledge.
1445 – 1530: Can Altay (Assistant Professor, Istanbul Bigi University; PhD Bilkent University, Istanbul), COHAB: An assembly of spare parts
16.00 – 1645: Jalal Toufic (Professor, Kadir Has University), Dying Before Dying; or, Living to Tell the Tale
Moderator: Schelte van RuitenEvening:
17.30 – 19.30: Public Programme Staging Knowledge: Performative Lecture, Screenings
- Zeynep Günsur (Assistant Professor Performing Studies, Kadir Has University, Istanbul), Cind-rella/Clay-woman.
- Eija-Liisa Ahtila, The Annunciation
- Mika Taanila, Futuro
Moderator: Mika Hannula (Professor, Gothenburg University)
10.15 – 11.00: Andreas Gedin (PhD Gothenburg University), And so on…
11.00 – 11.45: Güven İncirlioğlu (Associate Professor, Izmir University of Economics; PhD Bilkent University), The Sea Image: On intimate Knowledge
11.45 – 12.30: Roger Palmer (Professor, Leeds University), Spiral and other works
Moderator: Helka Ketonen (Senior Adviser Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki)
1330 – 1415: Silja Rantanen (Doctoral Candidate and Professor, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts), On Puppet Theatre, Gesamtkunstwerk, Museum Displays and Artistic Research as a Style
1415 – 1500: Iz Öztat (PhD Researcher, Yildiz University, Istanbul), Display and Preservation: Installation as Heritage Site
1515 – 1600: Simon Lewandowski (Artist and Lecturer in Fine Arts, Leeds University), The Imagining Machine: A problem
1600 – 1645: Ahmet Öğüt (Visiting Lecturer Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem, The Netherlands), Strategic Diagram for Non-hierarchical Participatory Radical Democracy
1645 -1700: Mick Wilson (Dean, GradCAM, Dublin), Closing Remarks
Moderator: Kimmo Sarje (Research coordinator, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts)
Image: Inci Eviner, Rehearsal for Parliament, 2009
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