The Exposition of Artistic Research

The Exposition of Artistic Research

Publishing Art in Academia

  • Author: Borgdorff, Henk; Schwab, Michael
  • Publisher: Leiden University Press
  • ISBN: 9789087281649
  • eISBN Pdf: 9789400600928
  • Place of publication:  Holland , Netherlands
  • Year of digital publication: 2013
  • Month: January
  • Pages: 268
  • DDC: 111.85
  • Language: English

The Exposition of Artistic Research: Publishing Art in Academia introduces the pioneering concept of ‘expositions’ in the context of art and design research, where practice needs to be exposed as research to enter academic discourse. It brings together reflective and methodological approaches to exposition writing from a variety of artistic disciplines including fine art, music and design, which it links to questions of publication and the use of technology. The book proposes a novel relationship to knowledge, where the form in which this knowledge emerges and the mode in which it is communicated makes a difference to what is known.


  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Considering
    • Notes on Media Sensitivity in Artistic Research
    • Artistic Researching: Expositions as Matters of Concern
    • Exposition
    • Aesthetic Sensibility and Artistic Sonification
  • Publishing
    • The Meaningful Exposition
    • Expositions in the Research Catalogue
    • Practising the Artistic Research Catalogue
    • Artistic Expositions within Academia: Challenges,Functionalities, Implications and Threats
  • Practising
    • ‘ Scaling Parnassus in Running Shoes’: From thePersonal to the Transpersonal via the Medium of Exposition in Artistic Research
    • Integrating the Exposition into Music-Composition Research
    • When One Form Generates Another: Manifestations of Exposure and Exposition in Practice-Based Artistic Research
    • Writing Performance Practice
  • Placing
    • Distant Voices and Bodies in a Market Square
    • From Wunderkammer to Szeemann and Back: The Artistic Research Exposition as Performative and Didactic Experience
    • Between the White Cube and the White Box: Brian O’Doherty’s Aspen 5+6, An Early Exposition
    • Counter-Archival Dissemination
  • Biographies
  • Index


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