Operating at the intersection between art and research
The Syrian biennial is not a 'refugee biennale'
We want to deliver another narrative. It is a way of breaking the stereotype about the Syrians, the artists themselves, and the refugee crisis.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Courtesy Chisenhale Gallery
I started to do more research (…) there is always an interrelation between sound effects and experienced events; people describe sounds as eggs cracking or watermelons smashing.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Earwitness Inventory (detail) (2018). Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London in partnership with: Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; and Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Andy Keate.
Abigail Reynolds: Changing Perspectives on the World
I was bringing together two seemingly disparate groups of people, both of whom can be considered as important to British identity .
Image: Still from The Mother’s Bones, 2016 - Courtesy of the Artist
Multaka is Arabic for Meeting Point. Multaka is the link between the past, the present and the future.
We never recycle logic. One of the things that we do in organizing is re-present the research in the form of action.
Dr Annabelle Boissier interviewed MTL in New-York, May 2017
Fieldwork as a convivial and undisciplinary practice
The anthropologist Bernard Muller accounts how he explored the uniqueness of an original practice, which goes beyond traditional research frameworks.
Interview by Dr Annabelle Boissier, 2017
The Agency of Art. When will we take art seriously?
Politics always come first. We are not able to just start to look at art practices and simply see how they produce imaginary settings in which people are creating political and other possibilities. Once more, it’s the agency of art that is underestimated.
Dr Annabelle Boissier interviews Art Anthropologist and Historian Kirsten Scheid, 2017
TOURAB is the ache of the burning cities and their poisonous air
Alma Salem Tourab, Syria Art in Brussels
Svetlana Sequeira Costa interviews Arts Cabinet Advisor Alma Salem, as she opens Tourab in Brussels, an exhibition sponsored by Goethe Institut and designed to provoke, challenge and give voice to unheard and vulnerable individuals in Syria and the world. Brussels, April 2018
Being in the world through art
Art certainly does play a part in knowledge production: we understand a lot about our being in the world and our cultural histories through art.
Dr Laurie Benson interviews Lola Frost about the relationship between her own artistic practice and research.