Artistic Research and the Role of Critique


 

Michael Schwab

The proceedings of the 2006 conference 'Reflections on Creativity' have now
been peer-reviewed and edited and can be accessed via the conference
website: http://imaging.dundee.ac.uk/reflections/

Abstract

The proposed paper argues for a close relationship between artistic practice
and its reflection and contextualisation through a process of critique as
not only a necessary component of research but also of art itself.

The paper approaches the question of critique from a philosophical angle
basing the relationship between theory and practice on Walter Benjamin's
dissertation 'The Concept of Criticism in German Romanticism' (1919), which
foregrounds criticism as a function of art. In arguing that the Romantic
definition of modern art is still valid, the paper then moves on to
speculate on some of the themes. It claims that an artistic definition of
research that moves across the divide between theory and practice has been a
fact during much of modern art's history, a fact, however, that only now in
the context of practice-led research can claim its proper status.

Schwab, Michael, Artistic Research and the Role of Critique. In: van Koten,
H. (ed), Proceeds of Reflections on Creativity, 21 and 22 April 2006.
Dundee: Duncan of Jordanstone College, 2007. ISBN:  1 899837 56 6.



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de Bruxelles

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Unexpected Variations
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15-17/09/2010

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GradCam, Dublin

15-19/02/2010

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Components of the Image
Exhibition 036 at SWG3 in Glasgow

09-18/10/2009

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Sensuous Knowlege Conference 6
Bergen, Norway

23-25/09/2009

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International Walter Benjamin Association
Antwerp, Belgium

14-17/09/2009

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First, the Second:
Walter Benjamin's theory of reflection
and the question of artistic research

Journal of Visual Arts Practice (7.3)

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International Seminar 'Light Touches'
Figures of Touch Research Project
University of Art and Design, Helsinki

10-11/06/2009

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The Difference between Art
and Art Research
Züricher Hochschule der Küste

23-24/04/2009

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Creative Practice, Creative Research
York St. John University


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25-17/04/2009

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The Art of Research: Research Narratives
Chelsea College of Art and Design

28-30/10/2008

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Research into Practice conference
Royal Society of Arts

31/10/2008

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/seconds issue 9
vanishing point, the vicious and virtuous circle

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Conference Contribution and Exhibition

'Figurations of Knowledge'
5th Biannual European Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Berlin

02 - 07 June 2008


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Paris

Book Launch

18 May 2008

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The Full Circle
A collaborative project by Eduardo Padilha and Michael Schwab

Studio 1.1, London

11/05 - 01/06/2008

Private View:
10/05/2008 6-8pm


Artists' Talk:
25/05/2008 3.30pm

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Full Circle Family Workshops

Gasworks, London

19 - 22 February 2008

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Keynote Paper and Exhibition

'Art and Research: How?'
International Conference at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn


14/15 February 2008

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Artist Talk

'figure' at the Tramdepot Gallery, London

3 February 2008, 2pm

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Figure

The Tramdepot

Private View Friday 25 January 7 - 11 pm

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As if something once mentioned, now plain to see

Book by COLONY, Birmingham

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The Full Circle
A collaborative project by Eduardo Padilha and Michael Schwab

Huisrechts, Amsterdam

13.9 - 16.10 2007

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Political Art 2007 Almanac
Reunion Projects

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Artistic Research and the Role of Critique.

In: van Koten, H. (ed), Proceeds of Reflections on Creativity, 21 and 22 April 2006.

Dundee: Duncan of Jordanstone College, 2007. ISBN:  1 899837 56 6.