January 8, 2015

Research Week 2015& Open Studios

Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm

Image: Maryam Fanni.

Research Week at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm is a diversified programme of presentations and activations that unfolds around the subject of artist research and development projects relating to the expanded fields of contemporary visual art, architecture, urban research, and science. The programme is launched on 26 January with a lecture by French philosopher Catherine Malabou,  titled “Plasticity versus Inscription: A Change of Paradigm,” as part of the recently initiated institutional research platform The Domain of the Great Bear.

Research Week includes presentations by the institution’s PhD candidates Olivia Plender (“Blind Eye”), Emanuel Almborg (“The Utopian Image, Absolute & Incomplete”), Melanie Gilligan (“The Common Sense”), and Ana Džokić with Marc Neelen/STEALTH.unlimited (“Practicing Engagement & Disengagement”). Presentations by visiting PhD candidates will include those by Michele Masucci (“Human Agency & the Wellness Imperative: Computable Bodies, Poetic Disruptions”), Kim West (“From Culture Centre to Information Centre: Kulturhuset & Its Alternatives, 1963–1977″), and Josefine Wikström (“Practice in/As Contemporary Art vs. Practice in/as Research in Art”). Additional projects and presentations will be made by the institution’s Mejan Residents (Theodor Ringborg, Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris, Jenny Yurhansky, Stefan Constantinescu) as well as externally funded researchers (Ellie Ga and Andjeas Ejiksson). Contributions will also be made by faculty staff, current, and alumni postgraduate students as well as by external collaborators and invited guests involved with the institution’s artistic research and development funding projects.

The Material Institute, a long-standing forum for investigation around art materials and now a cabinet of curiosities with a collection of about 1,000 pigments dating back to the 1850s will be open for public visitation as will the Cringe Bar, an event-based performance evening scheduled on Friday, 30 January.

In tandem with this year’s Research Week, the Royal Institute of Art will host open studios. All enrolled BA and MFA candidates’ studios will be open to the public and each student will be available to discuss his/her work in an informal setting. Also the first year BA students will open an exhibition of their work commencing Monday, 26 January.


About the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm
The Royal Institute of Art is a leading art institution of higher education located in Stockholm that offers both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Fine Arts and Architecture. Applications for enrollment in autumn 2015 have a deadline of submission by March 2 and April 15. Applications and relevant information is available on our website. For information regarding applications, please contact Anneli Hovberger, Director of Academic Administration at [email protected].

Åsa Andersson, Research Coordinator: [email protected] / T +46 8 614 40 48
Anne Joki Jakobsson, Communications Manager: [email protected] / T +46 8 614 40 31

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