The planned aim of the symposium is to bring closer the actual international theoretical approaches related to this issue to the Hungarian professional public. The actuality and need for such a discourse is gaining more importance also due to the confusing status of the recently established academic degrees (such as PHD or DLA) in the art academies throughout Europe.
Besides this, in the last decade many research institutes have been established, approaching this link from the point of view of the new communication technologies. By inviting both artists and scholars the symposium makes an attempt to present this parallelism of the relationship art-research, focusing on the following questions:
What are the similarities and differences between the historical and the present content of the notion "artistic research" and where can the borders of artistic "production" and "research" be drawn?
What were/are the methodological and conceptual connections between art and science, what role the language plays in artistic research?
Is it possible to speak about "research" in the case of an artistic practice which deals with conventional mediums or has it relevance only in interdisciplinary context?
Is there any discipline able to host this activity such as: artistic practice itself, aesthetics, cultural sciences, computer sciences, sociology, philosophy? How can the research widen its perspective without loosing its autonomy?
What type of institution is entitled to legitimate and form the background of "artistic research": art academies, independent research institutes, museums, galleries, art laboratories, festivals?
What is the composition of the scientific community that would legitimate the outcome of such an activity: scholars, university professors, art historians, artists, scientists?