Oct 9 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture and the MFA Visual Studies program are excited to host the US book launches of Lucy Cotter, ed. Reclaiming Artistic Research (2019).
In twenty conversations with leading artists and curators, Reclaiming Artistic Research explores the dynamic nature of artistic thinking, tracing how ideas and forms co-emerge through material, conceptual and embodied ways of working. Foregrounding art’s engagement with diverse fields – from ecology, quantum physics and politics to dance, law and the tech industry – it manifests how artists produce new paradigms and questions, rather than supplementing existing knowledge. Lucy Cotter reclaims artistic research from the shadows of academic definitions and institutional debates, highlighting its artistic significance and mapping an epistemology of artistic creation that radically shifts our perceptions of art.
Dialogues with: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Katayon Arian, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Sher Doruff, Em’kal Eyongakpa, Ryan Gander, Mario García Torres, Liam Gillick, Natasha Ginwala, Sky Hopinka, Manuela Infante, Euridice Zaituna Kala, Grada Kilomba, Sarat Maharaj, Emma Moore, Rabih Mroué, Christian Nyampeta, Yuri Pattison, Falke Pisano, Sarah Rifky, Samson Young, Katarina Zdjelar.
Lucy Cotter is an independent writer and curator. A regular contributor to journals such as Flash Art, Mousse, Frieze and Third Text, she is currently guest curator of Art&Education: Classroom. She was curator of the Dutch Pavilion 57th Venice Biennale 2017 with Cinema Olanda: Wendelien van Oldenborgh and is currently working on an exhibition and performance series entitled The Unknown Artist, taking place at the Center for Contemporary Art and Culture, Portland, USA in 2020.
Published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, Berlin, 2019 with 17, Editorial; a division of 17, Institute of Critical Studies, Mexico City, in partnership with HKU, University of the Arts and LAPS Research Institute for Art and Public Space, The Netherlands. Further details …
The book will be available in art book shops globally from the end of September. The book can be purchased online from Hatje Cantz, and Waterstones. Free global delivery is available from Book Depository.
Free and open to the public.