Art and/as Research at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
Els De bruyn & Johan Pas (Eds.)
In celebration of its rich history in the arts and design community, the 350-year-old Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp undertook assembling a five-year overview of its arts research programs. In both text and image, AND/AS reflects on what research in the arts means for the artist, for art education and for the art world. The comfortably sized and well-illustrated book offers at its core visual insight into the strategies, processes and results of artistic research in a variety of disciplines including photography, painting, video and installation, revealing the unique approach of artists-researchers at the Antwerp academy. Organized into sections by theme, including memory/archives, tools/instruments, art research and education lists, master classes, previous research projects, doctorates and publications, the publication is introduced by editors Els De bruyn and Johan Pas. A register with brief summaries at the end gives a clear overview of the research conducted between 2010 and 2015.
336 pp / Extensive b&w and color
Retail Price: $30.00
ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, ANTWERP
Some Case Studies
Sven Johne & Sebastian Orlac
From Edward Snowden and Mark Zuckerberg to a 71-year old German pensioner, Rosa Wolf, along with many other known and unknown people, Anomalies captures the stories of winners, dropouts and outcasts in the early 21st century. Sixty-six stories—some fictional, some documentary and some a hybrid of the two—comprise case studies of ordinary and famous individuals. Each beginning with a compelling quote, these stories are about people who have turned their back on “society,” live self-sufficiently, reject the mainstream or were forced to drop out—the unemployed and homeless, as well as a happy few who have succeeded in the neo-liberal program of capitalization. Told against the backdrop of the global market fundamentalism of the last 25 years, these affecting prose portraits are dedicated to the “fallen souls.” Color images from the Internet of famous and lesser-known figures are included in this compact volume from artist/writers Sven Johne and Sebastian Orlac.
4 ½ x 7 ½ in. / 304 pp / 32 color
Retail Price: $22.00