University of Applied Arts Vienna

A multi-layered open-ended documentation project (publication – film – exhibition) providing insights into current projects of Art & Research at the University of Applied Arts Vienna about transforming understanding, understanding transformation and the development of the relations beyond.

Curated by Gerald Bast, Alexander Damianisch, Barbara Putz-Plecko.

Based on projects with a focal point on artistic research activities, the Angewandte offers an overview of possible positions and illuminates current research perspectives.

Together we understand research without topical limits — focusing on artistic methods — as a font of vivid examples that can give rise to an inviting milieu of challenge and exchange. A working environment that avoids limits and fosters curiosity heightens achievement. This understanding flows into all areas of activity, including science and art, design and architecture. The transformation of society must constantly be considered anew.

We present

  • different formats of artistic practice, challenging and reshaping our perspectives of understanding,
  • collective endeavours that explicitly open / direct artistic practice towards the development of new ways of understanding and cognising specific themes and topics.
  • We further take “research-based teaching” (Humboldt) to its core meaning as the notion of research-based teaching should be expanded by and grounded in art, making it art-research-based teaching.

Current exhibition dates:
November 19 — November 30, 2018
School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) of Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU)
ADM Gallery: Main Lobby, Gallery 1, Gallery 2
In the context of the conference DANCING OVER IDEAS OF RESEARCH (19. – 21- November 2018).

Image: HammerAlbrecht, 2018.

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The University of Applied Arts Vienna would like to thank the cooperation partner, the Austrian Embassy Singapore, for their support.