Research Based Art

(by Ruben Arevshatyan)

This workshop focuses on the study of research-based art practices and the implementation of a
research project. Research-based art, as a practice, grew alongside the development of
conceptual art and involves conducting artistic research on a particular subject and presenting
it. Research-based art is a performing practice, since artistic research, unlike scientific research,
is the manifestation of the artist's subjective view on this or that topic. Being institutional by
nature, research-based art has a great cognitive and educational significance.

The workshop comprises two main thematic directions of research:

a) Art explores its inner world,
b) Art explores its outside world, that is, the context in which it evolves.