Art in Academia exhibition and conference
The relationship between art and research can take different shapes and meanings. Recent decades have seen an increase in artists engaging in traditional academic research settings, such as laboratories, collaborating with scientists, philosophers, engineers, and the like. The different interactions between art and academia seem to offer new perspectives to known and complex issues across different fields, allowing artists and researchers to blur the lines between artistic practice and academic research.
Art IN Academia explores a range of possible ways in which academic endeavors can inform, inspire or become complemented by the art created by scholars and researchers within institutional academic walls. Art IN Academia consists of the group exhibition at Galeria Centralis, The Vera & Donald Blinken Open Society Archives and the conference organized by the Department of Philosophy and Center for Arts and Culture, Central European University, in cooperation with Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Doctoral School and Visual Studies Platform, CEU.
Visual project 'Dirty Body Sacred' by Egor Novikov from the department of Sociology and Social Anthropology is a part of Art in Academia exhibition, which brings together art works by 6 young scholars working in various areas of knowledge. The project is a visual inquiry into the symbolic entanglements of transgression, impurity, and sacredness invoked in social work with the destitute populations of Indian Calcutta.