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Journal for Artistic Research (JAR)

Journal for Artistic Research (JAR)

The online, peer-reviewed journal for the publication and discussion of artistic research.


JAR is open-access, free to read, and to contribute.

We are very proud to announce our seventeenth issue with the following contributions:

Scott Andrew Elliott and Chris Cottrell, Building Material Conversations

Otso Tapio Lähdeoja, Josué Moreno Prieto, and Daniel Adrian Malpica Gomez, IN SITU: Sonic Greenhouse. Composing for the intersections between the sonic and the built

Kate McCallum, Kate Monson, and Majed Al-Jefri, FanFutures

Ives Maes, Additive Photography

Tyler Payne, The Body + the Lens: Shrink, Wax, Purge, Bleach

Keywords include: new materialism, experimental writing, sound art, greenhouse, carnal sociology, feminist epistemology, photosculpture, 3D printing, fanfiction, AI.

Michael Schwab’s editorial for JAR 17 points out current technical developments in the Research Catalogue, and how they might impact the notion of expositionality central to JAR’s vision of artistic research: RC expositions need to be more flexible to adapt to the many approaches that artists may employ when exposing their practice as research. While the exposing practice need not be conceived as identical with the practice that is exposed, the relationship an exposition creates between layers of practice is vital to the expositional power on which the achievement of, for instance, transdisciplinarity depends between a discipline (or practice) and another.

Take a look at JAR17 and read the full editorial here.

The ‘Network’ pages of JAR’s website offer three reflections on artistic research. In ‘Philosophy AS artistic research:* Philosophy On Stage,’ Arno Böhler proposes a new figure of philosopher, one that, in the wake of Nietzsche’s reversal of Platonism, acts creatively in a way that is close to that of an artist. In ‘Artistic Research in the Global East: A Book with (Pro)Positions from Lithuania,’ Vytautas Michelkevi?ius comments the specific situation of artistic research in Lithuania, pointing out specificities, obstacles, and opportunities related to the Lithuanian cultural and linguistic situation. Finally, in ‘Art Epistemology (Project for a Review),’ Ido Govrin starts from an account of the annual conference of the Universities Art Association of Canada a reflection on the role of artistic research in the epistemic landscape.

The ‘Network’ is a non-peer-reviewed space on the JAR website for discussion, reviews and opinion pieces relevant to artistic research and JAR’s community. It carries no restrictions in terms of language, length, topic or theme. Read all contributions here.

The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an international, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal that disseminates artistic research from all disciplines. JAR invites the ever-increasing number of artistic researchers to develop what for the sciences and humanities are standard academic publication procedures. It serves as a meeting point of diverse practices and methodologies in a field that has become a worldwide movement with many local activities.

JAR provides a digital platform where multiple methods, media and articulations can function together to generate insights in artistic research endeavours. It seeks to promote ‘expositions’ of practice as research. In JAR artistic research is viewed as an evolving field where research and art are positioned as mutually influential. Recognising that the field is ever developing and expanding, JAR remains open to continued re-evaluation of its publishing criteria.

If you are considering submitting something to the journal be sure to look at our guidelines.

JAR works with an international editorial board and a large panel of peer-reviewers.

Editor in Chief: Michael Schwab
Peer Review Editor: Julian Klein

Editorial Board: Annette Arlander, Lucia D’Errico, Barnaby Drabble, Mika Elo, Azadeh Fatehrad, Yara Guasque, and Mareli Stolp.

JAR is published by the Society for Artistic Research (SAR), an independent, non-profit association. You can support JAR by becoming an individual or institutional member of SAR. For updates on our activities, join our mailing list.

If you want to reach us, please use our contact form.

Contact: jar@jar-online.net

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