16 November: NWO & ARIAS Smart Culture Working Conference 09:30-18:00 Het Huis Boorstraat 107 Utrecht

NWO & ARIAS Smart Culture Working Conference

Exposing artistic research, exploring new collaborations


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On 16 November, NWO and ARIAS are jointly organising the Smart Culture Working Conference in Utrecht to explore the concept of Arts, Research & Science. This conference is not a standard meeting. Instead it has an investigative and activating character: there is an ‘exposium’ about research in the arts and four workshops that will explore the relationship between art under four themes: Art and reflection on art’, ‘Bio Art and Design’, ‘Inclusiveness & Queer community’ and ‘Art and Technology’.


This Smart Culture Working Conference displays and questions the diversity of artistic research with special consideration for the four PhD projects of the NWO programme ‘PhD Research in the Arts’. NWO established this programme in 2010, in collaboration with the Mondriaan Foundation. The programme aims to support research in the arts as part of university practice. With this exposium, delegates, the PhD candidates and PhD graduate artists, can explore what the art and science trajectory yields.


Jonas Staal, Lonnie van Brummelen, Jeremiah Day and Yvonne Dröge Wendel have each chosen an appropriate form for exhibiting their research. Four respondents will reflect on the relationship between these four research projects and the wider research field.


Jonas Staal – Propaganda Art, From the 20th to the 21st Century Lonnie van Brummelen – ‘Drifting Studio Practice; a return of the making in the thinking’ Jeremiah Day – A Kind of Imagination that has Nothing to Do with Fiction: Art in Public Life  Yvonne Dröge Wendel – ‘The Performative and Relational Abilities of Things’


NWO is organising the Smart Conference together with ARIAS because they share NWO’s aim of bringing research in the arts to the attention of a wider public.


We cordially invite you to attend this conference. Please note that the event is fully booked.

We look forward to meeting you at the Smart Culture Working Conference!