Henk Slager

Conference: Contemporary Art Biennials – Our Hegemonic Machines in States of Emergency

28 June 2020, 10.00 am

on BB9

Henk Slager’s focus has been on research and visual art for the last fifteen years. He was dean of MaHKU Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design (HKU Utrecht) and is currently working for the same school on the development of a practice-based doctoral program. He co-initiated the European Artistic Research Network (EARN), a network investigating the consequences of artistic research for current art education through symposia, expert meetings, and presentations. Departing from a similar focus on artistic research he recently published The Pleasure of Research, an overview of curatorial research projects (a.o. Tbilisi Triennial, 2012; Aesthetic Jam Taipei Biennial, 2014; 5th Guangzhou Triennial, 2015; and Research Pavilion Venice, 2015-2019). He is currently working on setting up the 9th Bucharest Biennial, Farewell to Research, 2020.

The conference is organised by Prof Dr Dorothee Richter (Head of PhD in Practice in Curating, University of Reading/ Zurich University of the Arts) and Ronald Kolb, Scientific researcher PhD in Practice in Curating.) Respondents to the speakers are PhD Candidates of the PhD in Practice in Curating (University of Reading/ Zurich University of the Arts) and students of the MAS in Curating.

The online conference is supported by Goethe Institut Bucharest, The Suisse Arts Council ProHelvetia, and Zurich University of the Arts.