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October 2016

 The changing self-image of the contemporary artist

SARN workshop

October, 26th 2016 - 16:00-20:30

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Place and time:

October 26 2016, Gallery Bernhard Bischoff, PROGR Bern (Waisenhausplatz 30, Bern)

16 – 18.00  Workshop including survey ‚The new artist’
18 – 19.00  Break and small meal
19 – 20.30  Panel Discussion

Panel discussion with the following artists:
Marianne Eigenheer, Basel/London
Florian Graf, Basel/Amsterdam
Tamara Hauser, Bern
Laurent Schmid, HEAD - Genève
Moderation: Johannes M. Hedinger / Priska Gisler - HKB, Bern

Workshop registration

Kindly requested until Oct 19 2016 to Mara Ryser :

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Past events 


June 2016



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SARN is joining the program of TRANSACTIONS !

SARN-Talk June, 22nd at 18:30pm

Wednesday 22.6. 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Künstlergasse 12, Aula (KOL-G-201)

11 June – 10 July 2016

University of Zurich Main Building
Entrance Künstlergasse 12

see program here



March 2016


In which direction does research direct the artist? 


SARN Workshop at Haus Konstruktiv

Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich

by Flavia Caviezel & Markus Schwander


Sabine Schaschl, Sadie Murdoch, Sabine Hagmann

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 Colloque Home Zone

  Ecole cantonale d'art du Valais

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January 2016



 The Exhibition of a Film

The exhibition of a film ist ein interdisziplinäres Projekt, das Künstler, Filmemacher,

Musiker, Performer, Choreographen und Autoren rund um die Frage vereint: Können wir uns eine

Ausstellung in Form eines Films vorstellen?

Schweiz, 2014, 100 min, DCP, OV, Regie/Drehbuch: Mathieu Copeland


23.01.16 KINO REX BERN








Monday January 4, 2016 – 7pm

HEAD, Boulevard Helvétique 9, 1205 Geneva

seminar room CCC, salle 27, 2nd floor







Ausbildung und Forschung :

Die Kunst der Verknüpfung und Verbindung

MI 27. Januar 2016 / Hochschule Luzern

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Open Doors 2016!

HEAD Geneva

ECAV Sierre

HKB Bern

FHNW Basel 








Swiss Design Network Symposia

28-31 January 2016

Grandhotel Giessbach, Switzerland


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November 2015





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October 2015


News about the ongoing SNF Research Projects in the schools of SARN

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June 2015



In octavo – Des formats de l’art 

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In octavo 1

Leaded by David Zerbib.
Texts from Christophe Bruno, Alexandre Costanzo, Elie During, Patricia Falguières, Barbara Formis, Bastien Gallet, Jérôme Game, Jean-Yves Girard, Géraldine Gourbe, Laurent Jeanpierre, Christophe Kihm, David-Olivier Lartigaud, Franck Leibovici, Christophe Leclerc, Anna Longo, Boyan Manchev, Eric Mangion, Julien Prévieux, Olivier Quintyn, Richard Shusterman, Olivier Schefer, David Zerbib.

A collective work bringing together thirty contributors, based on an experimental research project conducted with artists and theoreticians (philosophers, sociologists, historians, scientists...) around the question of the formats of art, a forgotten yet decisive issue that crosses contemporary artistic practices in depth.

Publié avec les Editions de l'ESAAA. 

sur le site des Presses du Réel







July 2015


New SARN Notebook : 87 QUESTIONS ON ARTISTIC RESEARCH  - To receive a copy



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 Summer 2015



New SARN Booklet by Flavia Caviezel & Priska Gisler  ALL WE NEED IS (ART) RESEARCH

Read on ISSUU

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June 2015



SARN is participating at ELIA Conference ECONOMIES OF AESTHETICS in HGK FHNW / Basel  -  JUNE, 19TH 2015

Walking on the Wild Side?
Questioning the Impact of Artistic Research

By Flavia Caviezel with colleague SARN members Priska Gisler, Luzia Hürzeler, Rachel Mader, Siri Peyer and Markus Schwander








April 2015




Conferences from PARENTHESIS are now online

on SARN Vimeo page

Cristoph Lang - Art Handling – a discussion about research methods and outcomes (November 6th 2014)






March 2015




SARN BOOKLETS are Online, to be read and downloaded !


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SARN Booklets // Artistic Research : The Language Issue - Lucie KOLB, Ronny HARDLIZ, Franz KRÄHENBÜHL, Julie HARBOE, Christoph LANG, Andrea PORTMANN


 PARENTHESIS's Teaser is now online : Watch on vimeo here

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Knotting Time beyond Measure // Amélie Brisson-Darveau, Christoph Brunner, Nicole De Brabandere, Verena Ziegler







November 2014



Parenthesis, Symposium of 24 hours held at HEAD Geneva 2014, November 6 & 7th



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A space to process and resonate questions of form in Artistic Research - an Unconference.


During 24 hours, FROM MIDDAY TO MIDDAY, we will all be part of alarger time-based composition where artistic research is shown and explored through diverse activities. The subject will be approachedwith playfulness and a willingness to experiment. The symposium encourages projects that embed questions of time and space into theresearch itself.

VENUE: HEAD – Geneva University of Art and Design –Boulevard Helvétique 9 – 1205 Geneva

ORGANIZER: Swiss Artistic Research Network &HEAD Geneva, ECAV Sierre

DATES: 6 November 2014 midday – 7 November 2014 midday.

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 ::WORKSHOP I /2014::

Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

Evaluating Artistic Research

Friday, 11 April, 1.30pm–5pm 

3.30pm: Half-hour break for coffee and cake

Venue: Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) Limmatstrasse 65 Room 105, (Art Education) Zürich

Registration is closed.

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Evaluation processes are omnipresent in the promotion of culture, in art, and in science. With the establishment of artistic research in Swiss arts universities, appropriate forms and instruments for the promotion and evaluation of such research are the subject of ongoing controversy and fierce debate. Does the adaptation to certain evaluation processes lead to a dependency that, while doing justice to such processes, is not actually relevant to artistic research? Do evaluation processes format and limit artistic idiosyncrasies, and thereby impede or even render impossible ways of expressing the approximate and the unfinished? Or do funding application requirements on the contrary present both a challenge and an opportunity for artistic research to find out what appropriate evaluation criteria could or indeed should look like and how such impulses might benefit processes used to evaluate other areas of knowledge?

The workshop invites participants to discuss existing types and mechanisms of evaluation for artistic research and those that we aspire to. It continues the debate initiated at the first workshop, held at ZHdK on 31 October 2013.

The first workshop focused on three artistic research projects, which each devised and critically reflected on their use of specific evaluation questions and criteria for documenting certain phenomena.

The second workshop considers how evaluation mechanisms affect artistic processes in their preliminary stages. It explores public funding programmes and their application requirements. Other discussion topics include the procedures used to take publishing decisions, that is, to retrospectively evaluate the quality of artistic projects. One key issue of the workshop will be so-called peer reviews, an evaluation procedure widely used within the (scholarly) research community. One of the main ideas behind peer reviews is that acceptance increases with the number of opinions formed.

The inputs will be in German; discussion in German and/or English.


The NOTES on "we, the public“ SARN's 2012 conference are online.


Activites organized by SARN members


SAR _ Society for Artistic Research - is hosting its annual Symposium:
Loitering with Intent – A Feast of Research, Stockholm, March 5-7, 2014.
Stockholm University of the Arts and the Society for Artistic Research invite artists and others interested in the field for an engaging exchange on research in the arts. During more than two days we will open a space to discuss, experience and share presentations and reflections about knowledge emerging from arts practices. One focus will be on artistic research education. With this feast we will celebrate the rich unfolding of research in the arts. Välkomna!

The full programme will be available at in January



Einblicke in Forschungspraktiken an der Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW 

International hat sich die Künstlerische Forschung seit den 1990er-Jahren zu einem eigenständigen Bereich des Denkens und Handelns in den Künsten entwickelt. Obwohl sie in der Schweiz auf eine weniger lange Geschichte verweisen kann, findet auch hier eine intensive Auseinandersetzung statt. Das vorliegende Buch gibt einen Einblick in die Forschungsaktivitäten der Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst der Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz in diesem Feld und präsentiert in Textbeiträgen und Bildstrecken die Auseinandersetzungen mit epistemischen Praktiken in verschiedenen Themenbereichen wie Raum, Körper, Performanz.

Die Publikation ist beim Verlag Scheidegger & Spiess Züricherschienen und umfasst Beiträge aus Theorie und Praxis von Leyla Belkaïd, Elke Bippus, Daniel Brefin, Flavia Caviezel, Dias & Riedweg, Simone Etter, Beate Florenz, Melanie Franke, Alain Gloor, Damian Jurt, Hannes Rickli, Johanna Rolshoven und Jörg Wiesel. Weitere Informationen unter









University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Academy of Art and Design Basel (FHNW HGK)
Bern University of the Arts (HKB)
Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Valais (ECAV)
Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD)
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Design & Art (HSLU D&K)
Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)
École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL)
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