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Gabo Camnitzer, Forskningsdagen 2015. Photo: Pia Räty


RESEARCH DAY 2017, 4 DEC, time 09:00 - 17:00

At this year's Research day 27 speakers from Valand Academy will make presentations on their practice and research.

Our Honorary Dr Liz Wells, Professor in Photographic Culture at the University of Plymouth UK, will deliver the visiting lecture.

Liz Wells is an internationally recognised researcher and a key player in photography. Her work has made a great impact on photography theory. Editor of Shifting Horizons: Women's Landscape Photography Now (2003), and author of Land Matters: Landscape Photography, Culture and Identity (International Library of Cultural Studies) (2011), Wells integrates the history of photography with gender and environmental politics.

 Read more about Research Day here

Find Research Day Schedule here

Research Day Speakers, abstracts

Genocide Memorialisation

2017-11-30 kl 09:00 till 2017-12-01 kl 17:00

"Genocide Memorialisation: Political Imaginaries and Public Materialisations" is an international conference organised by the 'Genocide Memorialisation' seminar based at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The conference is an opportunity for curators, commissioners, scholars and researchers across the arts, humanities and social sciences to consider the highly specific, but nonetheless pervasive, cultural phenomenon, of public commemoration of genocide and mass killing. The conference wishes to consider the unsettling intersection of questions of mass murder, historicisation, memory-work, artistic production and public culture at a historical moment marked by a resurgence of xenophobic, ethno-nationalist and racist mobilisations.

The conference is also realised in conjunction with the Public Art Courses of the Valand Academy that have been inititated in partnership with the Public Art Agency Sweden, to provide an opportunity for continuing professional development by artists, curators, commisisoners and policy makers in the public art arena.

Anna Bohlin
Centre for Critical Heritage Studies

Kenneth Hermele
School of Global Studies

Mick Wilson
Valand Academy

Glashuset, court yard of Valand Academy, Chalmersgatan 4, Göteborg

The Genocide Memorialisation seminar is a cross-disciplinary initiative co-convened by the School of Global Studies, the Valand Academy of Arts, and the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies.

Read more about the event here

Download program here

Parse conference 2017 - Exclusion

PARSE Conference 2017 is now fully booked but we welcome all, subject to availiability, to the open sessions. See which they are in the program.

November 15-17, 2017
Venue: HDK and Valand,
Faculty of Fine Arts,
Kristinelundsgatan 6-8,Gothenburg, Sweden

Find program and more info at www.parsejournal.com/conference

How does exclusion operate in the arts, in education and cultural production? How can we, within the arts, improve access to learing and the formation of experience?

The conference takes place over two and a half days in venues in central Gothenburg. Lunch, dinner, tea and coffee are provided for free for all delegates throughout and we encourage people to attend the whole event if possible, to engage with ideas and practices in a discursive environment.

Find program and registration at www.parsejournal.com/conference

Date & hour:
11/15/2017 at 1:00 PM till 11/17/2017 at 9:30 PM

Konstnärliga fakulteten

Högskolan för design och konsthantverk, HDK och Akademin Valand, Göteborg

Read more about Parse conference 2017 - Exclusion here 

Fotografi: Experiment och social förändring

Datum: 21 november 2017 kl 09:00 - 18:00

Photography at the Threshold: Experiments and Social Change [FOTOGRAFI PÅ TRÖSKELN: EXPERIMENT OCH SOCIAL FÖRÄNDRING] förenar forskare, konstnärer och författare från ett tvärdisciplinärt fält av fotografi och kulturstudier med fokus på 1920- och 30-talet.

Symposiet undersöker olika sätt att forska och skriva om samt skapa fotohistoria. Projektet kommer även att utforska reflektioner kring och paralleller mellan mellankrigstiden och nutiden.

De ämnen som tas upp omfattar montage,(anti-)fascism, eugenik och fotografi, könsrättigheter och representation, flygfotografi, militarism kommersialism och modernism.

Bland talarna finns konsthistoriker, foto-forskare, konstnärer, curatorer och författare som Sabine T. Kriebel, Maja Hagerman, Claes Gabrielson, Mats Jansson, Mhairi Sutherland, Katarina Leppänen, Anna Dahlgren, Eva Dahlman och Susanne Kriemann.

Akademin Valand, i aulan

Fri entré 

Matter of Concern – Photography in a Changing Environment

Datum: 14 september 2017 kl 10:45 - 17:00
Plats: Konstfack, LM Ericssons väg 14, Stockholm

Welcome to a symposium in memory of Hans Hedberg.

What are the most important question and challenges for photography today? How can we rethink the formats of production and presentation? And who are the practitioners formulating new possibilities for photography?

As a photographer, critic, curator and educator at Konstfack, Hans Hedberg played a decisive role in the establishing of photography as an artistic practice in the 1990s. During his time at the School of Photography, prefect of Valand and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Gothenburg, Hans Hedberg had a great significance for the emergence of artistic research in Sweden in the beginning of the 21st century. To commemorate the memory of Hans Hedberg, Konstfack and Valand Academy will host a symposium focusing on the important tendencies in contemporary art – entirely in the spirit of Hedberg. Practitioners from various photographic fields have been invited by professionals who met Hans Hedberg during different stages of his life. They will give their view on the current state of the medium and challenges for the future.

The symposium consists of two keynote speakers and a series of shorter artist talks. In conjunction, one of the exhibitions arranged at Fotografins Hus is shown at Konstfack, and after the symposium there will be a book release of The Hans Hedberg Reader.

The symposium is open to all and requires no pre-notification. Everyone interested is warmly welcomed.

Language: English
Keynotes: Joanna Zylinska and Benedict Ramade

Read more here


Bénédicte Ramade - participate in the Hans Hedberg memorial research symposium

Valand Academy Doctoral seminar
Datum: 13 september 2017 kl 13:00 - 17:00
Plats: Glashuset, Chalmersgatan 4, Akademin Valand

Guest lecture by Bénédicte Ramade, Ph.D Art history, Postdoctoral Fellow, Arts editor and Free-lance curator, trained in France, works in Montréal.
About Bénédicte Ramade: Art historian, critic, journalist and curator, frequently explores environmental issues in relation to art. She did her PhD work on Environmental Photography and recently at Ryersen Image Centre in Toronto curated The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video featuring recent and historic work by a range of pioneering and visionary artists from around the world. To accompany the exhibition, the RIC with Black Dog Publishing published a book with the same title with Bénédicte Ramade and T. J. Demos. Ramade is invited to participate in the Hans Hedberg memorial research symposium in Stockholm to contribute to the theme of the Environment and discussions on photography and visual communication in climate change research.

13:00-14:00 Bénédicte Ramade
14:00-14:30 Coffe/discussion
14:30-16:30 Seminar on time plans (seminar leader: Hanna Hallgren)
At the seminar each one of you will make a short presentation (7-10 minutes) of your research project in which you focus on the realisation of the project. Here are some short instructions:
* Make a time plan from this Semester until the last Semester of your studies
* Describe what will happen each Semester (collecting materials, art work, writing, taking PhD courses, going to conferences, teaching and so on)
* Try to formulate one or a couple of problems that might occur on your way from today until you finish your thesis – and relate it to your specific project
* Try to formulate some needs/requirements you have to be able to realise your project
* Try to formulate a vision you have connected to your project

In the first hour you will present your time plans, problems, needs and visions, and in the second hour we will discuss your plans together and try to help each other to solve problems and think of how your needs/requirements can be handled in a productive manner. Questions to think about for all of us:

Is the time plan realistic? This question is asked every time you send a research proposal to a funder, and it can be productive to try to figure out with other scholars if one’s time plan seems to work.
Does your plan relate in a conscious way to the Degree Objectives (for Doctor in fine, applied and performing arts) in your ISP?
What do you need to solve the problems that might occur on your research path?
Why is your vision important to your project?

16:30-17:00 On forthcoming seminars and contents

Public Talks: Swiss Psychotropic Gold as part of Draft

Datum: 2017-03-16, 18:00 - 19:30
Plats: Akademin Valand, Glashuset Chalmersgatan 4

Swiss Psychotropic Gold
For more than three centuries Swiss commodity tradings have influenced vivid cultural, affective and moral economies. They have contributed to Swiss wealth, safety and white supremacy. An artistic and ethnographic project re-narrates global gold trade - from mining in former colonies to its refining and re-diverting in and out of Switzerland. It explores the moments when gold looses its stable form, its dissipation and dispersion into derivative, psychotropic and molecular dimensions. How to engage with such different discursive materialities has been asked by philosopher Nina Bandi, anthropologist Rohit Jain, the mixes of Fred Hystère, the body of Teresa Vittucci and the critical fabulations of knowbotiq.

Swiss Psychotropic Gold is an interdicispilinary research project developed a spart of Draft.

Initiated in 2015 Draft is a longue durée project, which in its inaugural episode involved nine interdisciplinary collaboratives from nine cities: Beijing, Cairo, Cape Town, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Mumbai, St. Petersburg and Zurich. Each collaborative was inivited to explore how contemporary art can produce, contribute to or provoke public debate.

How do such artistic projects change their context, our worldview or concrete action? How do they maintain dissent and promote complexity? What do they appeal for?

The year-long undertaking was bookended by two conferences. At the Mumbai conference in June 2015, positions and working methodologies of the collaboratives and their members were presented. Thereafter, a range of engagements, including research and workshops, were actualised in each of the cities. Expanding on the conference´s discussions these set the pace for the site-sensitive artworks that were realised in 2016. The projects-some of which are ongoing-intervened in contexts of action, production and discourse, by exploring the imaginary, rendering the latent visible or critiquing concrete circumstances.

The 2016 conference in Zurich was focused on the artworks developed and carried out by the collaboratives in their local contexts. It provided insights into the art activities, and discussed them in terms of their sources and research materials, approaches adopted and their consequences for life-worlds.

Gitanjali Dang is a curator, writer and shape-shifter. In 2012, she founded Khanabadosh, an itinerant arts lab. Khanabadosh lives off latitude, magic and agnosticism, and is interested in everything. It is particularly interested in constantly rethinking what it-and everything around it-is about. In 2015, Khanabadosh, in collaboration with Institute for Contemporary Art Research, Zurich University of the Arts, cofounded Draft, which explores contemporary art that produces, contributes to or provokes public debate. Gitanjali is currently taking time off from Khanabadosh to work on her first novel because it's about time she finished. She lives and loves in Mumbai and wherever else this living, and loving might take her.

Rohit Jain is an anthropologist and anti-racism activist based at Zurich and Berne. He has done research and published on the entanglements of racism, humor and anti-PC in TV comedy, on transnational politics of representation of "second generations Indians" as well as on the connection of the Swiss public spectacle of Bollywood, yoga and IT with postcolonial anxieties. Recently he has collaborated in projects in artistic research on the "An/aesthetics of Suburbia" an on "Psychotropic Gold" (both at IFCAR Zurich) and on urban citizenship (at Shedhalle Zurich). He is co-founder of "Laugh Up. Stand Up! Antiracist Humor Festival" and of "Salon Bastarde", a series of postmigrant happenings in Zurich.

knowbotiq (Christian Huebler, Yvonne Wilhelm) have been experimenting with forms and medialities of knowledge, political representations and epistemic disobedience. They have participated in the 48th Venice Biennal (1999), Seoul Biennal (2002), Hongkong Shenzen Biennal (2007), Rotterdam Biennal (2009), Moscow Biennale (2011), exhibited in Museum Ludwig Cologne (2000), New Museum New York (2002), Witte de With Rotterdam and MOCA Taipeh (2004), Kunsthalle St. Gallen (2005), Skuc Gallery Ljubljana (2006), NAMOC Beijing (2008), Aarhus Kunstmuseum (2009), and has received major awards including the Swiss Art Award (2012), the international ZKM Media Art Award. knowbotiq has a professorship at the University of the Arts Zurich.

Public Talks is a series of seminars which will take place during 2017 and organized jointly by Valand Academy, Region Västra Götaland, Public Art Agency Sweden and a number of other art institutions in Sweden.



All Academy Research Day

Datum: Måndag, December 5
Plats: Akademin Valand

Välkommen till den fjärde årliga forskningsdagen vid Akademin Valand.

Den årliga forskningsdagen uppmärksammar den verksamhet som sker inom forskningen vid Akademin Valand och innefattar även bidrag från internationellt kända gästforskare som även bjuds in för att kommentera de aktuella frågeställningarna inom Akademins pågående forskning. Vi har äran att meddela att årets gäster är Christine Quinan och Hans Abbing.

Läs mer Information om Research Day här.

Anatomising the Museum: Contemporary Art and the Decolonisation of Museums

Boka in 30 november - 1 december 2016 redan nu!
Världskulturmuseet och Akademin Valand i Göteborg

Vad är avkolonialisering av museer? Hur kan konstnärer och museer samarbeta för att synliggöra och ifrågasätta museets koloniala arv? Vilka är de praktiska och ideologiska begränsningarna när kulturarv och konst möts och vilka frågor kan konstnärliga praktiker väcka på ett museum?

Många museer är idag medvetna om och förhåller sig till sitt koloniala arv. Det har också blivit vanligare att kombinera konstnärliga och vetenskapliga praktiker för att arbeta med och och utmana museologiska föreställningar.

Symposiet samlar museimedarbetare, konstnärer och forskare för att diskutera hur avkolonialisering kan förstås och hur samarbeten mellan konst, museum och vetenskap kan skapa möjligheter att komma vidare i arbetet med att synliggöra och ifrågasätta kolonialismens spår i samhället och på museet.

Genom internationella exempel undersöker symposiet hur konstnärliga praktiker kan användas för att belysa regionala och nationella frågor kopplade till kolonial historia och dess spår; så som kolonialiseringen av Sápmi, krav på repatriering av föremål, såväl som rasismens dynamik, ojämlikhet och strategier för inkludering i samhället.

Symposiet syftar till att gräva vidare i dessa ämnen, fördjupa debatten om museers koloniala arv och den politiserade rollen som museer har som platser för minne och kulturarv, och väcka nya frågor om konstens plats på kultur– och naturhistoriska museer.

Symposiet vänder sig till museiprofessionella, curatorer, konstnärer, forskare inom konst, samhällsvetenskap och kulturarv och studenter inom dessa ämnesområden.

Medverkar gör bland andra:
Charlotte Bydler, lektor i Konstvetenskap, Södertörns högskola, Stockholm
Klas Grinell, docent i idéhistoria, Göteborgs universitet, och intendent, Världskulturmuseet
Julia Kelly, Research Associate, School of the Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough University
Gerald McMaster, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture and Curatorial Practice, OCAD University, Toronto
Katarina Pirak Sikku, konstnär, Jokkmokk
Sara Wajid, Senior Manager, Public Programmes, National Maritime Museum, London
Jason Bowman, konstnär, lektor vid Akademin Valand, Göteborg

Begränsat antal platser Anmäl dig här
Avgift: 500 SEK (för 2 dagar inklusive lunch och kaffe). Fri entré för studenter.

Se hela Symposiet här

Se hela programmet här

Symposiet arrangeras i ett samarbete mellan Riksutställningar och Akademin Valand.
Programgrupp: Jason Bowman; Alyssa Grossman, antropolog och forskare i Fri Konst, Akademin Valand; Mathias Strömer, senior curator Riksutställningar, Visby; Giorgiana Zachia, forskningsutvecklare Akademin Valand.

För frågor kontakta gärna:
Mathias Strömer, mathias.stromer@riksutstallningar.se
Annica Grönhagen, annica.gronhagen@riksutstallningar.se 

Tidigare seminarier:
April 25, 2016
Anatomising the Museum II - Contemporary Art and Museum Collections
November 26, 2015
Anatomising the museum: Contemporary Art & Museum Collections
Läs mer om symposiet här

Symposium: Photography in Print & Circulation

Datum: November 17 - 18
Plats: Akademin Valand

Valand Academy and the Hasselblad Foundation are co-hosting a symposium on the expanded field of contemporary photo books.

'Photography in Print and Circulation' addresses the critical and creative use of photography's reproducibility. Easier than most other visual media, photography can be multiplied, appropriated, printed and distributed. The symposium will focus on the current and expanded field of photo books. The book is one of photography's most important formats for going public, and the contemporary photo book culture has developed different modes of - and strategies for - editing, publishing, financing and distributing. The emphasis will be on networks for production and sharing, curatorial perspectives, and the experimental use of books as alternative space for mediating photographic images. Read full description here.

Speakers include: 
- Lotta Antonsson, artist based in Berlin
- Mike Bode, artist and researcher based in Sweden
- Charlotte Cotton, curator based in Los Angeles
- Cecilia Grönberg, artist and researcher based in Stockholm
- Alfredo Jaar, artist based in New York
- Hanna Nilsson Sköld, filmmaker based in Gothenburg
- John Pilson, photographer based in New York
- Mette Sandbye, professor at University of Copenhagen
- Eva Wienmayer, artist based in Gothenburg and London
- Lars Willumeit, curator based in Zurich.

More information and registration here.

Let's Mobilize: What is Feminist Pedagogy?

Datum: Oktober 12 - 14
Plats: Akademin Valand

Welcome to a three-day investigation of feminist and queer pedagogies. What do they mean today, why are they urgent, and how can they be enacted inside and outside of institutional settings? Download complete description here.

Confirmed instigators include: Andrea Phillips, Annette Krauss, Bedfellows (Artists, Jenny Moore, Chloe Cooper, Phoebe Davies, London), Berit Larsson, Erika Alm, Eva Weinmayr, Hanna Hallgren, Isabell Lorey, Jenny Tunedal, Johanna Gustavsson, Khash Naderehvandi, Rosalie Schweiker, Sarah Kember, Zahra Bayati.

This mobilisation is the culmination of Valand Academy's 150 year anniversary and builds on two previous events: the Critical Practice Conference (October 2015) and the Meaning Making Meaning exhibition (March-April 2016).

Website: www.whatisfeministpedagogy.tumblr.com

NB! Registration required. Book your place today.

Action: Co-Organise!

Datum: Måndag, oktober 3, 09:30 - 19:00
Plats: Skogen, Masthuggsterrassen 3, Göteborg

Valand Academy students invite artists, students, bureaucrats, researchers, institutional representatives & art's self-organisers to debate: how does self-organisation platform a future in this place?

Speakers: Megs Morley/Para-Institution, Sarah Munro/BALTIC, Andrea Phillips/Valand, Henrik Sputnes/author of Kluster För en Självorganiserad Samtidskonst. With Jason Bowman/Valand and Johan Forsman/Skogen.

Arrangör: Akademin Valand och Skogen

This event is part of Jason E. Bowman's ongoing research project 'Stretched'.

Mer information här och anmäl dig här.

On a Par? A colloquy on enquiry, working together, and curating.

Datum: Fredag 30 september 2016, 10:00 - 19:30
Plats: The Pearce Institute in Govan, Glasgow then at The Glasgow School of Art

Promiscuous and partnered, convivial and over-socialised, networked and atomised, diligent and precarious, generous and indebted, imaginative and exhausted?

We need to meet. Let’s work together.

Presentations and discussions by:
Jason E. Bowman, Ben Cranfield, Julie Crawshaw, Benjamin Fallon, James N. Hutchinson, Kirsten Lloyd, Kirsteen Macdonald, Megs Morley, Andrea Phillips, Mick Wilson and Lesley Young

This event is part of Jason E. Bowman's ongoing research project 'Stretched' and is co-organised by Framework and Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg.

Symposium om digital poesi

Datum: September 20 - 21
Plats: Humanisten, Renströmsgatan 6, Lilla Hörsalen och Akademin Valand

Tvådagarssymposium om digital poesi 20-21 september. Första dagen är öppen för alla, andra dagen kräver inbjudan.

Bland talarna finns J. R. Carpente, Astrid Ensslin, Christian Yde Frostholm, Johannes Heldén, Christian Yde Frostholm, Johannes Heldén, Imri Sandström, Kajsa Sundi och Thomas Andersson.

Symposiet hålls på engelska, förutom framträdandena på Göteborgs Litteraturhus på kvällen som hålls på svenska. Workshopen/symposiet finansieras av institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion och Akademin Valand. Arrangörer är Nätverket för poesi som kunskapsform och Centrum för digital humaniora i samarbete med forskningsprojektet RepRecDigit och Litteraturbanken.

WATCHED! Konstnärsamtal

Datum: 12 - 15 september
Plats: Akademin Valand

James Bridle och Mishka Henner
Måndag, 12 september, 16:00 - 18:00
Akademin Valand, Glashuset

Omer Fast och special visning av filmen 5000 Feet is the Best (2011)
Onsdag, 14 september, 17:00 - 19:00
Akademin Valand, Bion

Manu Luksch och special visning av filmen Faceless (2007)
Torsdag, 15 september, 17:00 - 19:00
Akademin Valand (Bion).

Anatomising the Museum II - Contemporary Art and Museum Collections

Datum: Måndag 25 april kl. 10:30 - 18:30
Plats: Glashuset, Akademin Valand, Chalmersgatan 4

Join us for the seminar Anatomising the Museum II - Contemporary Art and Museum Collections on Monday, 25 April 2016 at Valand Academy. This is the second seminar that further probes the effects of interventions and incisions in museum collections by contemporary artists.

Among the speakers are: Reader in Art History and Theory Dr. Joanne Morra (University of the Arts, UK); visual anthropologist Dr. Alicia Grossman (University of Gothenburg, SE); senior lecturer at Art, Design and Museology Dr. Claire Robins (UCL Institute of Education, UK).

The event is part of the programme for the exhibition Helt sjukt! (Totally Sick!), by the Academy's MFA: Fine Art Programme year one, at Medicinhistoriska Museet in Gothenburg. The events are co-organized by the MFA: Fine Art Programme, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg and the Gothenburg Medical History Museum, Sahlgrenska University Hospital with financial support by the University's Heritage Academy and Centre for Critical Heritage Studies and the EU NEARCH project. Läs mer här. Tidigare symposier: Anatomising the Museum I

Bild: It Is What It Is, 2009 © Jeremy Deller. Courtesy of Imperial War Museum, London, UK.

Antalet platser är begränsande så anmäl dig senast 22 april här.

Public Enquiries symposium - Göteborg

Se hela Public Enquiries symposiet dokumenterat här

Datum: Torsdag april 21, kl. 12:00
Plats: Glashuset, Akademin Valand, Chalmersgatan 4

Public Enquiries är ett forskningsprojekt som utgår från konstnären Kerstin Bergendals arbete, med särskild referens till hennes tidigare PARK LEK projekt. Det består av tre symposier och en publikation som är tänkt att färdigställas 2017.

Symposiet i Göteborg är det tredje och tittar närmare på bland annat hur tidsbaserade och tillfälliga konstnärliga projekt har påverkat diskussioner kring hållbarhet, stadsplanering och kulturplanering, hur situerade konstnärliga praktiker kan fungera som undersökningsformer samt varför dessa konstnärliga praktiker är högst relevanta idag.

Ett samarbete mellan Akademin Valand, Marabouparken konsthall (Sundbyberg) och Somewhere (Köpenhamn) med stöd av Region Västra Götaland.

Tidigare symposier: 
Public Enquiries Symposium Stockholm, Marabouparken konsthall, 25 november 2015
Public Enquiries Symposium Copenhagen, Somewhere, 28 januari 2016
Se video här.

Symposiet börjar med lunch och beräknas avsluta ca kl 17.30. Detaljerat program kommer inom kort. Antalet platser är begränsande så anmäl dig senast 12 april här. Symposiet hålls på engelska. Fri entré.


Datum: Fredag april 8
Plats: Hemlig plats - 10:00 - 18:00, Skogen - 18:00 to 23:00

Performing Therapy är det tredje seminariet inom det konstnärliga forskningsprojektet Performing Resistance av Annika Lundgren. Keynotes ges av Nina Möntmann, Malin Arnell, Valentina Desideri och modereras av Annika Lundgren. Yak Kallop kommer också att presentera sin performance Än mindre Hamlet (Ego Boy Going Chronos). Läs mer www.performingresistance.org och ladda ner programblad här.

The Research Show

Datum: 6 April - 23 April 2016
Plats: A-venue, Göteborg

The Research Show är en work in progress utställning av doktorander från konstnärliga fakulteten vid Göteborgs universitet. I utställningen visas verk av André Alves, Eva la Cour, Kerstin Hamilton, Annelies Vaneycken, Arne Kjell Vikhagen, and Eva Weinmayr. Under utställningen kommer det finnas tillfällen att diskutera utställningen och de individuella forskningsprojekten med de olika doktoranderna.

The Research show tar sin början den 6 april då installationsprocessen sätts igång. Utställningens innehåll kommer sedan att byggas upp kontinuerligt under de följande veckorna för att slutligen avslutas med ett festligt finissage onsdagen den 20 april 16:00-18:30. Utställningen fortsätter sedan fram till den 23 april. Det kommer erbjudas lunchsamtal med de medverkande doktoranderna, schemat kommer att uppdateras kontinuerligt så håll utkik.

Utställningen har kurerats av Cora Hillebrand, Ram Krishna Ranjan och Mick Wilson.

Bild: André Alves. - From the provisional to the permanent [series]
A-venue webbsidan

Meaning making Meaning

Datum: 16 Mars - 2 april 2016
Plats: A-venue, Göteborg

Mellan 16 mars - 2 april 2016 kommer A-venue gästas av konstnären och curatorn Gabo Camnitzers utställning och workshopserie, Meaning Making Meaning. Utställningen är en del av Akademin Valands 150-årsjubileum och bygger vidare på den konferens som hölls i oktober 2015 om kritisk konstutbildning. Utställningen har som mål att synliggöra konstens roll och estetik i olika pedagogiska metoder genom att att belysa olika praktiska exempel. Meaning Making Meaning vill visa att konstnärligt pedagogiskt utövande inte bara ska placeras i det konstpedagogiska området utan att det istället kan appliceras på all pedagogisk praktik. Utställningen och de workshops som kommer att hållas rymmer därför ett brett spektrum av lärare, teoretiker och konstnärer och innehållet spänner från tidig barndom, genom utbildningsåren, till världen utanför de institutionella strukturerna. Till webbsidan

Symposium: How institutions think

Datum: Februari 24 - 27, 2016
Plats: Arles, France

The symposium 'How Institutions Think' is being organized by LUMA Foundation with Paul O’Neill and Tom Eccles (CCS Bard), in partnership with Mick Wilson (Valand Academy of Arts, University of Gothenburg); Charles Esche, Alison Green, and Lucy Steeds (Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London); Simon Sheikh (Department of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London); Maria Mkrtycheva ( the V-A-C Foundation, Moscow); and Guus van Engelshoven (de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam) in Parc des Ateliers, Arles, France from February 24 - 27, 2016.

Speakers from Valand Academy include Mick Wilson, Dave Beech, Andrea Phillips and Jason E. Bowman. Symposium link.

Public Enquiries symposium - Köpenhamn

Datum: Torsdag januari 28 kl. 13:00 - 17:00
Plats: Charlottenborg Palace, Kongens Nytorv 1, Copenhagen

Kerstin Bergendal, konstnär och gästlärare vid Akademin Valand och Andrea Phillips, PARSE Professor of Art och Forskningsansvarig Valand Akademin kommer att presentera vid Public Enquiries Symposium i Köpenhamn. Public Enquiries är ett forskningsprojekt som utgår från konstnären Kerstin Bergendals arbete, med särskild referens till hennes tidigare projekt PARK LEK. Symposiet i Köpenhamn introducerar PARK LEK projektet och diskuterar de socialt engagerade projektens förmåga att agera och bygga en grund för demokrati och aktivt medborgarskap.

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On Afrophobia: Towards Decolonial Curatorial Approaches

Datum: 18 January 2016, 15.00-18.00
Plats: Glashuset, Valand Academy

Welcome to the seminar 'On Afrophobia: Towards Decolonial Curatorial Approaches'. Through interventions by curators, artists and researchers, the event will suggest different approaches towards decolonial curatorial practices, seeking to acknowledge and promote Afropean knowledge and visibility, hopefully counteracting through art, on the increasing Afrophobia in today's Europe.

With: Nana Adusei-Poku, Christine Eyene, Alanna Lockward and Christian Nyampeta. Moderated by Kjell Caminha. In English, followed by a chaired discussion and mingle with refreshments.

Free to attend but registration is required here.
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Program videos:
On Afrophobia: Towards Decolonial Curatorial Approaches, Part I
On Afrophobia: Towards Decolonial Curatorial Approaches, Part II

Vår 2016 PARSE seminarier

Torsdag februari 4 kl. 13:00 - 15:00, Glashuset
Application seminar 1 - OBS! Inställt
Deadline for the 2015 applications in artistic research at VR is March 23. As every year the faculty (and now PARSE) initiates application seminars aiming at strengthening the writing of applications. Those seminars have usually been most fruitful to applicants and other participants. Please send your text no later than January 22 to johan.oberg@gu.se, and we will prepare for someone to intervene as an opponent and discuss your writing and your project.

Fredag february 12 kl. 10:00 - 12:00, Glashuset
”A manifesto for education”
In 2010, Carl Anders Säfström (Södertörn University College) and Gert Biesta (Stirling) published their ”Manifesto for Education”, where they stated that we need to talk ”educationally for education”. This means ”to express an interest in freedom and, more specifically, an interest in the freedom of the other ”, ”… in the tension between ‘what is’ and ‘what is not’”, in ”the place where speech is neither repetition nor self-affirmation but is unique and uniquely new.” Departing from the ’Manifesto’ we will discuss what the preconditions are for talking ’educationally for higher arts education’.

Carl Anders Säfström will introduce the text, which can be found here 

Presentation abstract
Education without time - or no time for education

The manifesto for education was written at a time in which a general critique of education in all its forms was massive, both from politics, the general public (media) as well as within academia itself. I will lay bare some reasons for this externally imposed critique, which will also contextualise the second part of the talk. Theoretically the manifesto was written as a response to Jacques Rancière's critique of what he called 'a pedagogized society' and which I will call 'the learning society'; the idea that you need a master to explain the world for you, constantly putting you in an underdog position of 'not knowing for yourself'. The response to this reproduction of hierarchical society through education is starting from the fact that educational thought since the establishment of a 'modern discipline of education' been colonised by psychology, to such a degree that it is almost impossible to understand what educational theory without psychology could be or would look like. How can we talk about education if we do not talk about development and or learning of more, better and measurable results? As an example of such an alternative view of education, I will rather discuss the educational relation in terms of ethics starting from Emmanuel Levinas's first philosophy. In the talk I will argue for an education that see to the freedom of the other as its sole motivation.

Torsdag februari 18 kl. 13:00 - 15:00, Glashuset
Application seminar ll
Same as Application seminar I. Please hand in your texts no later than February 4 to johan.oberg@gu.se


Valand Academy Research Day 2015: 
What do you want to know?

Datum: Måndag december 7, 2015
Tid: 08:45 - 17:00
Plats: Valand Academy, Vasagatan 50
Keynote speaker: Tiina Rosenberg

List of presenters

Dave Beech, Klara Björk, Kalle Boman, Jason E. Bowman, Kjell Caminha
Gabo Camnitzer, Mary Coble, Julie Crawshaw, Andjeas Ejiksson, Kerstin Hamilton, Sara Jordenö, Pelle Kronestedt, Anna Linder, Annika Lundgren, Tyrone Martinsson, Khashayar Naderehvandi, Andrea Phillips, Tina Rosenberg, Ingrid Ryberg, Imri Sandström, Linda Sternö, Fredrik Svensk, Julia Tedroff, Eva Weinmayr, Niclas Östlind, Ruben Östlund

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Anatomising the museum: Contemporary Art & Museum Collections

Datum: Torsdag november 26, 2015, 09:00 - 18:30
Plats: Akademin Valand

Anatomising the museum brings together international artists, curators, researchers and museum professionals to probe at the effects of interventions and incisions in museum collections by contemporary artists. Why are we encountering increased examples of museums engaging artists to work amidst or from their collections? How critical can artistic interventions in collections be when they most often occur at the invitation of the museum? What forms of critical curatorship are authored when museums engage artists to work amidst it practices? Are the procedures of the museum anatomised or consolidated through such projects?

Image: Precarious Prototypes, 2014 © Lauren F. Adams. Custom printed textiles, objects from the museum collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD.

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Konferens: Practice based research in Film

Datum: 23-24 November, 2015
Plats: Akademin Valand

Wits School of Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Jyoti Mistry, Tanja Sakota-Kokot, Damon Heatlie, Eran Tahor

Netherlands Film Academy, Amsterdam School of the Arts
Mieke Bernink, Sander Blom

Huston School of Film & Digital Media, Ireland
Rod Stoneman

Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Klara Björk, Linda Sternö, Kalle Boman, Ruben Östlund, Axel Danielson, Anna Linder, Tommy Spaanheden, Andrea Östlund, Dan Sandkvist, Hanna Sköld, Gustav Annerblom, Cecilia Torquato, Lena Lind Brynstedt

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The 1st PARSE Biennial Research Conference on TIME

Datum: November 4 - 6
Plats: University of Gothenburg, Sweden

The first biennial PARSE conference at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden November 4-6, 2015 takes as its point of departure the question of TIME.

The PARSE journal and conference series has been set up to make more rigorous and complex the already burgeoning (and still contentious) academic field of practice-based or artistic research. This interdisciplinary field draws on a wide variety of materials and intellectual sources for inspiration and production, including the histories and geographies of art in all its forms, the social and physical sciences, philosophy and situational politics. Papers, performances, screenings and installations selected for the PARSE Time conference reflect this contemporary heterogeneity.

Conference organization


Datum: 7-8 Oktober, 2015
Plats: Akademin Valand

How can art and visual theory contribute to the understanding of our current surveil-lance society? On 7-8 October 2015, Valand Academy and Hasselblad Foundation presented a public research symposium. During the two days artists and scholars presented work on surveillance and its relation to representation, migration, community and control.Ladda ner programme

Peter Weibel, Professor (ZKM, DE)
Alberto Frigo, Artist, Södertörn University (SE/IT)
Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson, Ass. Professor, Stockholm School of Theology (SE)
Ann-So Sidén, Artist, Royal Institute of Art (SE)
Meriç Algün Ringborg, Artist (SE/TR)
Susan Schuppli, Artist, Goldsmiths University (UK)
Jason E. Bowman, Senior Lecturer, Gothenburg University (SE/UK)
Marco Poloni, Artist (DE)
Hille Koskela, Professor, Helsinki University (FIN)

Jubileums-konferens: Valand 150 år i Göteborg

Datum: 2-3 Oktober 2015
Plats: Akademin Valand

Göteborgs Musei Ritskola grundades 4 oktober 1865. 150 år senare har skolan omvandlats till Akademin Valand, en konstnärlig institution vid Göteborgs universitet. Valand rymmer idag utbildningar i flera konstarter och utgör en plats för samtal mellan konstnärer, författare, fotografer och filmare.

För att markera skolans historiska kontext och lyfta samtalet om dagens konstutbildning anordnar Akademin Valand en jubileums-konferens den 2-3 oktober 2015.

Den internationella jubileumskonferensen går under titeln "Critical Practices: Educations from Art and Artists" och utgår från dagens villkor och möjligheter för kritisk konstutbildning.

Bland talarna finns; Dave Beech (UK/SE), Maj Hasager (SE), David Larsson, Steven Madoff (US), Per Nilsson (SE), Daniel Peltz (US), Katya Sander (GE/DK)), Rod Stoneman (IRE), Sissi Westerberg (SE) and Mick Wilson (IRE/SE).

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Symposium: En skrift på egna villkor

Datum: 21 september 2015
Plats: Akademin Valand

Sedan 2008 har det bedrivits konstnärlig forskning i ämnet litterär gestaltning vid Akademin Valand, Konstnärliga fakulteten, Göteborgs universitet. Denna forskning har till dags datum resulterat i tre slutförda avhandlingar och tre ytterligare projekt som pågår.

Symposiet den 21 september syftar dels till att summera och diskutera de sju första forskningsåren och de avhandlingar denna nya praktik har resulterat i, dels blicka och framåt och diskutera vilka möjligheter det nya, av Akademin Valand etablerade tvärkonstnärliga forskningsämnet konstnärlig gestaltning öppnar för.

Fredrik Nyberg, Helga Krook, Sigrid Combüchen, Martin Glaz Serup

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Exhibition/Non-exhibition: Stretched Out, A Seminar.

Date: June 27, 2015
Location: Inaugural Research Pavilion: Experimentality
Venice Bienniale Collateral Programme
Sala del Camino

This seminar will query this from the multifarious perspectives of other researchers and practitioners who are engaged in investigating the artist-led, instituting, the curatorial, the exhibitionary and the stretching of what may perceived to be artistic practice beyond the sovereignty of ‘art-making’. The aim of this seminar it to interrogate the research question of Stretched from amidst existing and ongoing research and inquiries by others who broadly relate to its knowledge framework. Its objective is to be co-investigative by engaging participants and attendees to probe and worry at its subject to foster further questions through interrogative dialogues that cascade from presentations.

Stretched Research Team, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg:
Jason E. Bowman, artist with a curatorial practice. (UK/SE)
Dr. Julie Crawshaw, anthropologist. (UK)
Dr. Mick Wilson, artist, writer and researcher. (SE)


Valerio Del Baglivo, Curator and Doctoral Researcher, Middlesex University. (IT/UK)
Dr. Emma Coffield, Researcher at the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies, Newcastle University. (UK)
Dr. Georgina Jackson, Director of Exhibitions & Publications, Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art, Toronto. (CN)
Megs Morley, Artist and Independent Curator, Para-Institution. (IRL)
Professor Andrea Phillips, Director of PhD programmes, Art Dept. Goldsmiths College. (UK)

Jason E. Bowman’s presentation introducing Stretched can be viewed here. The remaining presentations are password-protected, for further viewing please request the password at kjell.caminha@gu.se.

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Trust and Dialogue

Dates: 3-4 June 2015
Venue: Valand Academy

The symposium is arranged to mark the conclusions of Professor Esther Shalev Gerz's research project, Trust and the Unfolding Dialogue in Contemporary Art, conducted at Valand Academy.

From 2010-13, through an artistic research grant from the Swedish Research Council, Professor of Fine Art at Valand Academy, Esther Shalev-Gerz led on a research project interrogating the notions and generative interdependencies of trust and dialogue within contemporary Fine Art practice.

Keynote Speaker:
Professor Rosalyn Deutsche, Barnard College, Columbia University.

Prof. Rosalyn Deutsche, Barnard College, Columbia University (US); Annie Fletcher, Senior Curator, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (Netherlands); Lisa Le Feuvre, Head of Sculpture Studies, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, (UK); Livia Paldi, Director of BAC:Baltic Art Center, (Sweden); Esther Shalev-Gerz, artist and former Professor of Fine Art, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, (France); Annika Wik, independent researcher, (Sweden); and others.

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Queer experimentell filmfestival

Datum: 18 - 23 maj
Plats: Akademin Valand
Under en hel vecka, 18-23 maj 2015, kommer det att visas queer experimentell film på Akademin Valand. Alla visningar är gratis och kräver ingen föranmälan, med undantag av Barbara Hammers föreläsning den 21 maj som du behöver registrera dig för.

Akademin Valand - Queera rörliga bilder - i samarbete med FSSK, och Centrum för Genusforskning, är stolta över att presentera filmvisningarna och den öppna föreläsningen med Barbara Hammer; queer feministisk konstnär, pionjär och levande ikon!

Tillsammans med konstnärerna Gina Carducci och Liz Rosenfeld kommer de att förgylla våra liv. Ladda ner programblad här och läs mer här.

Environmental Photography and Humanities - Contributions to Re-search and Awareness

Datum: 23-24 April, 2015
Plats: Akademin Valand

An international symposium held at Valand Academy 23-24 April 2015. The symposium aimed to bring together cross disciplinary questions, practices and studies within humanities, social sciences, art and the natural sciences regarding aspects of per-ceptions of the land, how nature has been valued and used and how human activities and cultures act as part of, or against earths eco-system and the future consequenc-es of those different approaches.

Subhankar Banerjee, photographer, writer and activist (USA)
Joni Adamson, Professor Environmental Humanities, Arizona State University (USA)
Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering and director, Harvard University Center for the Environment (USA)
Anders Wijkman, Co-president Club of Rome (SE)
Mark Klett, Professor Photography, Arizona State University (USA)
Anne Noble, Professor Photography, Massey University (NZ)
Per Holmlund, Professor Glaciology, Stockholm University (SE)
Jem Southam, Professor Photography, Plymouth University (UK)
Heidi Morstang, Lecturer Photography, Plymouth University (UK)
Liz Wells, Professor in Photographic Culture, Plymouth University (UK)


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