CITATION is the 2019 edition of the European Artistic Research Network (EARN) conference, which was curated by Dr Azadeh Fatehrad from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds in partnership with Leeds Art Gallery and Pavilion. During the conference we explored the pluralised viewpoint that our contemporary critical methods demand, addressing the ways in which artist-researchers or curatorial practices take positions on or emphasise shifting patterns of coexistent temporalities within the historical, social, political and economic contexts of contemporary visual culture. Contributions addressed questions such as; (a) How do viewpoints that fragment, multiply or compete bring into question notions of proximity and complicity, i.e. the distances and engagements that artists can choose to have or not have in the societies they live in and the industries they depend upon? and (b) How do contexts and histories bear on all of our sensory experiences of making and viewing—building upon existing images, events, documents, materials, performances, theories and testimonies, all of which are themselves already intertextual, mediated 'migrations'? The keynote speakers include Anselm Franke (Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin) and Catherine Grant Birkbeck, University of London. Artistic and academic contributions for Citation 2019 included Anneke Kampman (The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL), Assel Kadyrkhanova (University of Leeds), Cole Robertson (Royal College of Art, London), Denise Ziegler, Petri Kaverma and Tero Heikkinen (University of the Arts Helsinki), Doreen Mende (Geneva University of Art and Design), Elliot Mason (Kings College London), Emma Bolland (Sheffield Hallam University), Hermione Spriggs (The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL), Hoda Siahtiri (LUCA School of Arts, Brussels), Jane Boyer (Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University) , Alex Anikina (Goldsmiths University of London), Jaana Kokko (University of the Arts Helsinki), Małgorzata Dawidek (The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL), Marie Hallager Andersen (Independent Dance Artist), Marloeke van der Vlugt (HKU University of the Arts Utrecht), Naomi Siderfin (The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL), Nick Aikens (Valand Art Academy, University of Gothenburg), Alan O’Leary (University of Leeds), Tuula Närhinen (University of the Arts Helsinki) and Vivian Kuang Sheng (University of Hong Kong). Further details can be found here (https://earn2019leeds.com/Scarlet-Runners-copy)
EARN (European Artistic Research Network) was established to share and exchange knowledge and experience in artistic research; foster mobility, exchange and dialogue among art researchers; promote wider dissemination of artistic research; and enable global connectivity and exchange for artistic research.
The network operates through a variety of means including regular international working-group meetings, workshops, seminars, symposia, conferences, winter/summer-school programmes, exhibitions and publications.