Art as Research. Research as Art.
A post about work by MOMA, the Museum of Modern Art in the USA, about art as a form of discourse, experiential learning, research and political activism.
Joshua Dudley Greer - photogrpher. Very evocative images of America.
I visited the Cumbria University staff show and was drawn to this work by the artistic partnership Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson. It captured a combination of the outdoors as art and art as research, showing a long-established mode of working combining the outdoors, art and research.
Using art as research to explore and express bird flight through drawing and poetry. Weekend April 26-26, 2020. Chris Reed.
A piece exploring ideas about masculinity, empathy and cruelty and art as research.
This is a post about French conceptual artist Salomé-Charlotte Camors. She uses art as research and says 'Research is fundamental in my work – probably more than technics because the meaning is the only thing that really matters to me and I have to transcribe this meaning in my work in an understandable way for the viewer.'
Pat B Allen, art therapist, says 'Art is a way of reserching what you believe.'
This is a great use of photography as research. Of particular interest is the power of the snapshot, the image we take without thinking, rather than the 'artistic' image we make through a deliberate act with a clear aesthetic, political or personal intention. Posting, showing or sharing a snapshot, however, is deliberate and gives us insight into the photographer as much as the thing being photographed.