Artistic Research Library

In cooperation with the Library of the University of Applied Art Vienna a search tool was developed, which enables an up-to-date search for the term “artistic research” within the library’s catalogues (Deep Link).

You can find an overview of publications concerning artistic research at the University Library here:

Readings_Artistic Research (PDF, effective: January 2017)

Catalogue Fokus Forschung

A continuous overview of publications of artistic research endeavours in the context of the University of Applied Arts Vienna:

Drawing a Hypothesis – Figures of Thought (2011)

A publication project by Nikolaus Gansterer.

Drawing a Hypothesis is an exciting reader on the ontology of forms of visualisation and on the development of the diagrammatic perspective and its use in contemporary art, science and theory. In an intense process of exchange with artists and scientists, Nikolaus Gansterer reveals drawing figures as a media of research which enables the emergence of new narratives and ideas by tracing the speculative potential of diagrams. Based on a discursive analysis of found figures with the artist’s own diagrammatic maps and models, the invited authors create unique correlations between thinking and drawing. The book is a rich compendium of figures of thought, which moves from scientific representation through artistic interpretation and vice versa.

“Drawing a Hypothesis – Figures of Thought” was published by Springer Verlag Wien/NewYork in the series: Edition Angewandte, 1st Edition, 2011.


Photo: Nikolaus Gansterer, 2011.