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Biennale Sessions: Artistic Research and Architecture

Artistic Research and Architecture: On the Possibilities and Responsibilities of Applied Understanding through Art and Research

25.09.2021, 1 PM

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La biennale Di Venezia
Biennale Sessions
Ca’ Giustinian, Sala delle Collone
San Marco 1364/A
30124 Venice

Welcome: Gerald Bast; Panel with Anderwald+Grond, Alex Arteaga, Tiziano Derme and Daniela Mitterberger, Barbara Imhof, Clemens Preisinger; moderated by Alexander Damianisch

The effort to question fundamentals, to reframe assumptions and to develop perspectives openly: to what extent does the radical in art and the explicit of research in this respect play a role in the context of architecture? Can architecture as a per se inter-, trans- and cross-disciplinary practice be a trend-setting offer for a responsible role model of artistic research and can artistic research with its speculatively open mind set fundamentally challenge architecture? To what extent can artistic research be a research practice that allows established practices in architecture to be held in the dynamic between concept and work, to be rethought? To what extent can work in the field of architecture be considered a best practice of artistic research? It is always about assumptions and change, and thus about the change of understanding and the understanding of change. In an open conversation, the experiences of the panel participants are taken as a starting point to discover what has always been there and can now perhaps be understood in a new way. Responsibly asking how to work together with art, research and architecture in the future, building on experiences and desires, applying the future without submitting to conditions and all their contingencies: because the future is to be applied, artistic research and architecture both a possible offer!

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