Futures of Artistic Research is a collection of essays that brings into focus the actual significance and future possibilities of the experimental exercises and critiques emerging across the field of artistic research. The anthology shows how current artistic research discussion reworks older definitions of purposes of art, experimenting, knowledge, and methodologies, and how it also advances new ethical and political insights in the field of research.
The Research Pavilion in Venice, hosted by the University of the Arts Helsinki, has been important as a setting influencing the selection of writers as well as the topics of the book. The editors of the collection, Jan Kaila and Henk Slager acted as curators, and Anita Seppä as the commissioner, of the Research Pavilion in 2015 and 2017.
Futures of Artistic Research – At the Intersection of Utopia, Academia and Power. Writings from the Academy of Fine Arts (5). Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki, 2017.