Research as Gesture – Workshop 1


What is working in the here and now? The making of art and the undoing of ‘research’

 The term ‘research’ is now commonly deployed at all levels of Fine Art teaching. But, in what way does the term have ‘critical’ purchase and in what way does any kind of critical purchase offer the possibility of questioning its own parameters for research?

What is working in the here and now? proposes to forge a critique of the presuppositions underlying these continuing discussions through a series of workshop seminars with invited artists, and writers.

Professor Adrian Rifkin and John Seth will be presenting and hosting 4 Workshops/Seminars over the Spring and Summer Term on the topic of research as gesture.


Workshop 1: Figures of research or research as figure

Wednesday 13 January, 5:30, Room C303, CSM, KX

The series will begin with asking ‘What anyway is any research and what is it looking for?’


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Research As Gesture is open to all UAL Doctoral Students. Spaces are limited.


Research As Gesture is supported by the Art Programme at CSM .