Unpacking the Processes of Artistic Knowledge

Schuppli, Susan. 2018. 'Unpacking the Processes of Artistic Knowledge'. In: Unpacking the Processes of Artistic Knowledge. Amsterdam, Netherlands 24.02.2018. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Sonic Acts Academy is a new platform for speculation and reflection, focusing on critical examination of knowledge production in the field of art. It is an experimental setting free of institutional pressure and privileged classrooms, and it enables us to test and quickly react to changes in both form and content of what we should know. The Academy opts for an inclusive community; it involves those who resist or without access to the privileged spaces of academia. Today, more than ever, it is necessary to address the function of art and the artist and to expand the conversation to include the processes of the ‘decolonisation of thought’ – certainly one of the most critical factors in artistic practices today. By presenting artistic investigations and research – the processes that challenge the notions of the petrified world – Sonic Acts aims to include various dynamic perspectives to the podium. Together, we need to rethink how education can again become a tool for discovery and growth, for development and emancipation, and not just a machine that disseminates dominant modes of thinking. The Sonic Acts Academy Symposium will tackle some of these topics and present various artistic practices and perspectives.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Visual Cultures
Visual Cultures > Centre for Research Architecture


24 February 2018Accepted

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Date Deposited:

15 Aug 2018 08:11

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15 Aug 2018 08:11



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