The Exposition of Artistic Research: Publishing Art in Academia
introduces the pioneering concept of ‘expositions’ in the context of art and design research, where practice needs to be exposed as research to enter academic discourse. It brings together reflective and methodological approaches to exposition writing from a variety of artistic disciplines including fine art, music and design, which it links to questions of publication and the use of technology. The book proposes a novel relationship to knowledge, where the form in which this knowledge emerges and the mode in which it is communicated makes a difference to what is known.


Schwab, Michael, and Henk Borgdorff, eds.

The Exposition of Artistic Research: Publishing Art in Academia.

Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2014.


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Michael Schwab & Henk Borgdorff




Notes on Media Sensitivity in Artistic Research

Mika Elo


Artistic Researching: Expositions as Matters of Concern

Ruth Benschop, Peter Peters & Brita Lemmens



Rolf Hughes


Aesthetic Sensibility and Artistic Sonification

Marcel Cobussen




The Meaningful Exposition

Michael Biggs & Daniela Büchler


Expositions in the Research Catalogue

Michael Schwab


Practising the Artistic Research Catalogue

Ruth Benschop


Artistic Expositions within Academia: Challenges, Functionalities, Implications and Threats

Lucy Amez, Binke van Kerckhoven & Walter Ysebaert




‘Scaling Parnassus in Running Shoes’: From the Personal to the Transpersonal via the Medium of Exposition in Artistic Research

Darla Crispin


Integrating the Exposition in Music-Composition Research

Hans Roels


When One Form Generates Another: Manifestations of Exposure and Exposition in Practice-Based Artistic Research

Ella Joseph


Writing Performance Practice

Siobhan Murphy




Distant Voices and Bodies in a Market Square

Andreas Gedin


From Wunderkammer to Szeemann and Back: The Artistic Research Exposition as Performative and Didactic Experience

Pol Dehert & Karel Vanhaesebrouck


Between the White Cube and the White Box: Brian O’Doherty’s Aspen 5+6, An Early Exposition

Lucy Cotter


Counter-Archival Dissemination

Henk Slager