On Thursday 11 January 2018 Janneke Wesseling will give a key lecture at the Subjectivity in practice-based artistic research conference at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain. The conference is organised as part of a larger programme ''laSIA - sujeto, investigación, arte'' (subject, research, art) subsidised by the University of the Basque Country. The goal of this project is to explore the research dimension of artistic practice. See the project website for more information.
In her conference presentation ''Artists and Academia'', Wesseling focuses on the the position of artists in academia, which is by no means self-evident. How do artists do research and why would it be called research? How does their research relate to academia? Wesseling will discuss dilemmas and outcomes of artistic research by means of two completed PhD trajectories in artistic research, of artists Lilo Nein and Ruchama Noorda. Other key speakers are Mika Elo, professor in Artistic Research at the University of Arts of Helsinki, and Mafe Moscoso, interdisciplinary reseacher and artist.