“Fake Organum: The Uneasy Institutionalisation of Art as Research” presented by Newman, Tarasiewicz and Wagner


Session Title:

  • Institutions in Crisis Panel

Presentation Title:

  • Fake Organum: The Uneasy Institutionalisation of Art as Research




  • Artistic research is still in its infancy and continues to pander to dominant institutional discourses of what research is. In particular artists too often ‘borrow’ methodologies from the sciences to justify their practice as research. There is a need for a Novum Organum Artium that will form the foundation of an artistic method, just as Francis Bacon’s Novum Organum Scientarium did for the scientific method.

    Keywords: Artistic Research, Research Methods, University-Based Art, Methodologies, Scientism, Francis Bacon.

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