Fine Art research


Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Man looking out of Window, (for SM), 2006. Photograph, aluminium 193 x 121 cm. Courtesy the Artist and Collection Charles Asprey.

In the Research Assessment Exercise 2008 over half of the work submitted by Fine Art was judged internationally excellent or world leading, highlighting the excellence of our exhibition and curatorial initiatives, theoretical texts and publication projects.

Research in Fine Art seeks to engage with both the production and distribution of art, exploring the interlinking roles of artist, curator and author, and the transforming categories of practice, theory and criticism. We believe that emerging and innovative practices demand new forms that question both theory and practice without presupposing where exactly the distinction falls, and this is where the Department's research seeks to intervene. Our aim is to develop innovative art research that migrates between the production, distribution and mediation of art, in an environment which is academically stimulating. Key areas of focus include exhibition and curatorial practice, publication projects and critical art writing, underpinned by an emphasis on digital media as a format for both the production and dispersion of artworks.

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