OAR: The Oxford Artistic and Practice Based Research Platform emerged in 2014 out of a set of conversations held within a theory and practice-led doctoral program at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford. A group of us were trying to find a productive focus for the debates and discussions around the ways the terms ‘artistic research’

Curating for Research Joey Orr

Research and creative processes bring things into the world imperfectly. That is the syntax of making. What kinds of perspectives might we adopt toward the institutional integration of art and research? In conversation with U.S. poet and scholar Joan Retallack, artist and composer John Cage stated: “When I find myself in the position of someone who would

This brief account traces a panorama of the initial growth and formation of visual arts postgraduate programs in Brazil. The origin of Brazilian postgraduate programs in the arts was from inheriting the discipline of art history that originally belonged to the history department. In addition, the development of art programs has received substantial input from the various

Passivity as activity Saara Hacklin

I reviewed an exposition by Lucie Tuma and Jens Badura in JAR 7 called “It’s doing it – towards a phenomenology of passivity.” It has at its heart an attempt to study passivity. My initial reaction was that the submission was approaching themes central for artistic practice – it presents a question (passivity). Further, it dismantles the (practice based) research

DARE is a series of international conferences on Deleuze and Artistic Research organised by the Orpheus Institute (Ghent, Belgium). Held every two years at the Orpheus Institute and in other venues in Ghent, the conference is currently preparing its third edition DARE 2019: Machinic Assemblages of Desire (9-11 December 2019). The conference was initiated in July

Artistic research, like the world of a work of art, is presented in multiple ways in its often-uneven passage from conception through production to dissemination. And like a work of art, it can manifest across a complex distribution of materialisations. This complexity invariably presents challenges. Given the indeterminate nature and material manifestations that might

Speculation around the opening of Cuba

The Havana Art Biennial has probably been a place, ever since it was created in 1984, where collectors seek what is best in young Latin American art. According to Leonor Amarante, the Havana Art Biennial deserves highlighting especially because of the position achieved by Latin American art in significant American collections and in the world. There is speculation


Come noto, in seguito alla riforma avviata dal Bologna Process (1999), in Europa i Conservatori e le Accademie di Belle Arti, Danza e Arte drammatica hanno assunto lo status di Istituzioni di Alta Formazione di livello universitario. In questo quadro, le istituzioni italiane AFAM sono chiamate ad esprimere non solo una capacità didattica di eccellenza ma, in prospettiva, anche una attività

What is artistic research? Julian Klein

Sorry, the question is wrongly put, Good Man (1978). We should ask, when is research artistic? But let us start from the end.


According to the UNESCO definition, research is “any creative systematic activity undertaken in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge about humanity, culture and society, and the

Fictioning a performance Tero Nauha

In 2015 I started a project with two non-digital devices — a vinyl-record turntable and Theremin — in a performance lecture. One of the first presentations took place at the Deleuze and Artistic Research (DARE) conference held at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent, November 2015. Since then I have experimented with these devices in both academic conferences, such as TAPRA in Bristol and