Articles by keyword "research"

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In this essay, the author discusses the reader that accompanied the South African Pavilion at the 58th Venice International Art Biennale—The Stronger We Become: The South African Pavilion (edited by Nkule Mabaso and Nomusa Makhubu). The author concludes that the book argues for ‘epistemic justice’ and that resilience in art can be understood as positive (resilience through laughter) or negative (resilience through neoliberal absorption).

EN 18+

As we grapple with this pandemic-altered reality, institutions seek for new ways to present curatorial research online. With a focus on considered, attuned, and meaningful ways for presentation, this essay will explore the possibilities afforded by presenting curatorial research through the concept of ‘digital gardens.’ 

EN 18+

The goal of this special issue is to consider how research is integrated into museums’ future strategies, to reflect on how collaborations among researchers, artists, and curators work, and outline the key applications of practice-based research. In order to address these concerns, the materials selected for the issue focus on the question of method, which allows a new conceptualization of the museum as a research hub.


The Making of Voids is a research-based artwork that reflects on what has happened since the summer of 2019 in Hong Kong, when large-scale protests against plans to allow extradition to mainland China took place. The coronavirus crisis came shortly after mass arrests shrank the protests. Crisis after crisis has made Hong Kong an altered island for many, much like what the pandemic has done to all parts of the world. The Making of Voids is a portal between one world and the other. It is an attempt to break with the past, to imagine a world anew. 

What is the role of collaborative research in contemporary museum practice? How can an art institution support research in the arts and humanities? These are some of the questions that were sent to a panel of interlocutors—among them multi-disciplinary researchers, curators, and art managers. Their responses are presented in the form of a discourse about contemporary art institutions and research; its focus is on how art institutions can generate knowledge, support research, and build inclusive environments.