Converged by Artistic Research in Lithuanian and Beyond: Along the Contours of Knowing, 2016, Vilnius Academy of Arts Press


OVERsized (25×35 cm) format book in the times of liquid browsing with more than 60 illustrations and diagrams


TABLE of CONTENTS (In Lithuanian version, English version will be condensed to around 2/3 of Lithuanian)

FOREWORD: Research not Create                                                                                                                                                                                     5

INTRODUCTION: A Monograph as/on* Artistic Research                                                                                                    7

1. THE CONCEPTS OF ARTISTIC RESEARCH                                                                                                                                        11

0 The Premises of the Emergence of Artistic Research                                                                                                                                 12

1.1. Perspectives on the Relationship of Theory and Practice                                                                                       15

1.2. The Definition and Types of Research                                                                                                                                        21

1.3. The Relationship of Art and Research                                                                                                                                         33

1.4. The Definitions of Artistic Research in Various Contexts                                                                                       40

1.4.1. Key Terms and Their Multiple Meanings                                                                                    40

1.4.2. An Attempt at Formulating the Concepts of Artistic Research                                      46

1.5. The Relationship of Artistic Research with Art and Science                                                                                       49

1.5.1 The Relationship with the Art Field                                                                                                                   49

1.5.2 The Relationship with Scientific Research                                                                                   55

1.5.3 The Values and Conflicts of Art and Science Communities                                                     58

1.5.4. The Integration of Artistic Practice in Scientific Research: Arts-Based Research   60

1.6. The Knowledge and Methodologies of Artistic Research                                                                                       64

1.6.1. Knowledge and Knowing (or “Anything Else” Created) in Artistic Research 64

1.6.2. The Methodological Promiscuity of Artistic Research                                                            75

1.6.3. A Methodological Proposal                                                                                                                               78

1.7. The Social Demand for Artistic Research, its Aims and Functions                                                 80

1.8. Identities, Roles, and their Transformations                                                                                                                                83

1.9. Curatorial Research and Curatorship as Research?                                                                                               87

2. ARTISTIC RESEARCH IN PHD PROGRAMMES                                                                                                                                  89

2.1. The Practice of the United Kingdom                                                                                                                                           95

2.2. The Practice of Finland: the University of the Arts Helsinki                                                                                        98

2.3. The Indecision of the Netherlands                                                                                                                                               99

2.4. Efforts in the USA                                                                                                                                                                                             100

2.5. The Rudiments in Lithuania: from Arts Licentiate to Arts PhD Studies                        102

3. ARTISTIC RESEARCH IN LITHUANIAN CONTEMPORARY ART                                                                                      107

3.1. Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas: Non-Academic Artistic Research Practices             109

3.2. Dainius Liškevičius: Collecting as an Artistic Research Method                                                    114

3.2.1. Museum: from the Academic to the Artistic Context                                                                           114

3.2.2. Labyrinthus: an Intuitive Journey through Systems of Cognition                                 119

3.3. Research-Based Art and Design Projects                                                                                                               122

3.3.1. Julijonas Urbonas’ Critical and Speculative Artistic Research                                       122

3.3.2. Indrė Klimaitė’s Artistic Research Projects                                                                                 124



4. A PRACTICE-BASED RESEARCH INTO ARTISTIC RESEARCH                                                                                      129

4.1. A Proposed Method: Mapping and Visualisation                                                                                                   130

4.2. The Plan, Objectives, and Stages of the Practice-Based Research                                                  132

4.3. A Map of Lithuanian Artistic Research: Collective Concept and Local Identity              134

4.4. A Show as/on* Artistic Research: from Individual Interviews with Artists to Exposition

of the Research Findings                                                                                                                                                                                                      140


5.1. What Has the Research Turn in Art Changed?                                                                                                                            148

5.2. Is Artistic Research a New Type of Applied Art?                                                                                                  150

5.3. Or is it Merely a New Short-Lived Trend, a Genre or Kind of Art, or a Definition

Applicable Only to a Specific Type of Art?                                                                                                                                                                         151

5.4. Is Arts PhD a Long-Term Residency Programme or a Means of Value Creation

Spawned by the Neoliberal Climate?                                                                                                                                                                                   152

5.5. Concluding Statements 153

REFERENCES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         156

LIST OF DIAGRAMS                                                                                                                                                                                                         159