‘Reflections’ are diverse ‘op-eds’ in which artists, researchers, peer-reviewers, editors and readers express their view on what is going on in the field of artistic research. Reflections are not peer reviewed; restrictions in terms of language, length, topic or theme do not apply.

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Artistic Research and the Need for a Paradigmatic Shift in Art Research

Erlend Hovland

Why is artistic research so disliked? The scorn comes from all quarters, and in particular from academia. Arguably, the most comprehensive attack is the Manifesto of Artistic Research: A Defense Against Its Advocates (Henke et al.). Without mercy, the authors of the Manifesto assault the whole field of artistic research.

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How should I write about my work? Notes on publishing artistic research

Annette Arlander

The obvious way of reporting artistic research is by sharing the process and/or sharing the resulting artworks. Often you must, and sometimes you also want to, write about the research and the works as well. Many artists shun away from this “about” and try to find ways of writing next to or alongside the work, describing the context or other people’s work or ideas related to the topic of the research. This is understandable and can be useful; writing about one’s artworks can be tricky.

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