A (self)portrait of a young artist in the style of institutional critique
The research is ongoing and it is based on research on how the current global sociopolitical and technological changes influences artistic roles. Although I’m using the “cultural field” idea of Pierre Bourdier to analaze cultural fields that are “breeding”, “charging” and “shaping” artists, I’m using the “theory-fiction” methodology (a good example could be Reza Negarestani’s book “Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materialswhich”, 2008) to theorise and speculate on possible artistic roles in the present and near-futures.
Every year doctoral candidates of Vilnius Academy of Arts present their practice as research in exhibitions and other professional events. This year due to Covid uncertainties instead of physical exhibition, expositions at Research Catalogue were developed. They present individual artistic research positions by 2nd and 3rd year candidates. We are grateful to Michael Schwab for facilitating workshop and helpful review process. You are welcome to dive into the expositions which lay-out positions of artists and designers.
dr. Vytautas Michelkevičius