In this keynote, Irit explores the ‘Research Turn’ within art and curating and how research has moved from being a contextual activity that grounds production and exhibition of art, to a mode of inhabiting the art world in its own right. Conducting practice based research under current conditions of precarity, contagion, social inequality and security has necessitated evolving new and responsive research methodologies and setting up forms of trandisciplinary practice. This talk explores the changing values of research as it emanates from arts practices and impacts knowledge production.
Irit Rogoff is one of the initiators of the field and has written extensively on the realm of Visual Culture and its theories and practices. Her writing has focused on questions of geography and identity, globalisation and world making, participatory politics and currently on the Research Turn in contemporary practice.