The current situation of research-based artistic practices could be considered an experiment-based experience where predominantly laboratory-type settings and working methods produce artistic thought processes connected with specific forms of knowledge.
The issue of idiosyncratic forms of presentation is the starting point for “Staging Knowledge,” a two-day event organized by Changing Identities and Contexts in the Arts (CICA), curated by İnci Eviner, Jan Kaila and Henk Slager in collaboration with SALT.
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.
CICA is coordinated by the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Other partners are the Community Relations and Development unit of the Finnish National Gallery, The University of Gothenburg, Goteborgs Konsthall, The University of Leeds, The Henry Moore Institute, and Project Space Leeds. CICA examines artistic and arts research as well as changes in the European artists’ identity. “Staging Knowledge” rethinks and repositions these issues in conceiving İstanbul as a place of connectivity: a place where different models of understanding and thinking are mutually inspiring.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
The program will be held in English.
* İnci Eviner, “Rehearsal for Parliament”, 2009