NEW BOOK: »Kunstforschung als ästhetische Wissenschaft«

New publi­ca­tion on Artis­tic Re­search by Martin Trön­dle and Ju­lia Warm­ers (Ed.) with an es­say on Ma­te­rials Re­search as a trans­dis­ci­pli­nary pro­cess by Thorsten Kloost­er and Heike Kluss­mann.

"Art re­search, artis­tic re­search, art-based re­search or re­search through, with, about arts are cur­rent­ly pop­u­lar terms. How­ev­er, one can spec­u­late about what ex­act­ly is meant here, es­pe­cial­ly when fol­low­ing the in­ter­na­tio­n­al dis­cus­sion of th­ese terms."

The publi­ca­tion »Kun­st­forschung als äs­thetische Wis­sen­schaft« is si­t­u­at­ed within this dis­cus­sion. Art re­search as »aes­thet­ic sci­ence« is con­ceived as a pro­cess that uti­l­izes artist­s’ spe­cif­ic knowl­edge, work­ing meth­ods, and com­pe­tence and ap­plies them to other con­texts out­side of the art sys­tem. It is nei­ther re­search about art that then lies in the field of sci­ence of art, nor is it re­search with art that genuine­ly char­ac­ter­izes artis­tic pro­duc­tion. Cen­tral to the dis­cus­sion are forms of sen­su­al in­sight that are com­bined with sci­en­tif­ic prac­tices to gen­er­ate new knowl­edge.

Please take a look at the pub­lish­er´s web­site for more in­for­ma­tion.