Anja Isabel Schneider

Anja Isabel Schneider is an art historian, curator and writer. She holds an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art and an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London and is currently a PhD candidate in curatorial research at the Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA) and University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography) as part of the research team Art Against the Grain of “Collective Sisyphus:” The Case of Allan Sekula’s Ship of Fools / The Dockers’ Museum (2010-2013).

Javier Gimeno-Martínez

Javier Gimeno-Martínez got his PhD in 2006 from the KULeuven with the dissertation “The Role of the Creative Industries in the Construction of Regional/European Identities (1975-2002): Design and Fashion in Belgium and Spain.” He is Assistant Professor at the VU University Amsterdam where he runs the MA Design Cultures. He is a researcher and a member of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS).

The historical development of research paradigms in modern art: artistic research as an endeavor inherent to the project of the Avant-Gardes

The main aim of this LGC research project has been to arrive at a definition of what artistic research is and how it differs from scientific research. In contrast to the prevailing opinion among art scholars today, the results of this project show that artists do not have to approach the sciences in order to produce research. In fact, my work shows that research has been an integral part of modern art ever since it appeared in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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