Bill Balaskas

Bill Balaskas is an artist, theorist and educator working across different media and dissemination platforms. His works have been widely exhibited internationally, in galleries, museums, festivals and public spaces. Balaskas is an Associate Professor and Director of Research at Kingston University's School of Art and Architecture, and an advisor to Arts Council England.

  • Institution as Praxis

    Institution as Praxis

    New Curatorial Directions for Collaborative Research

    Carolina Rito and Bill Balaskas

    How creative practices are modifying the ways we think about knowledge production and research in the cultural sector and in academia.

    Institution as Praxis: New Curatorial Directions for Collaborative Research explores new curatorial and artistic practices that contribute to the expansion of institutional, practice-based, and collaborative research methods. Offering an overview of how creative practices are modifying the ways we think about both knowledge production and research in the cultural sector and in academia, this publication outlines new research methodologies and strategies for de-universalizing and de-neutralizing the rigid epistemic schemata of inherited disciplines. Designed as a platform of aesthetic and intellectual exchange, the speculative interface of cultural practices has radically changed the way we consider how research qualities in curatorial and artistic practices have developed. Institution as Praxis aims to identify and advocate for a multiplicity of practices taking place across the cultural sector that not only engage with the quest to deliver cultural activities (e.g. exhibitions, events), but generate new modes of knowledge production and research in the field of visual culture, art, and the curatorial.

    Contributors

    Bill Balaskas, Michael Birchall, Mélanie Bouteloup, Carolina Cerón, Anthony Downey, Pujita Guha and Abhijan Toto for the Forest Curriculum, Joasia Krysa, Vali Mahlouji, Je Yun Moon, Andrea Phillips, Emily Pringle, Carolina Rito, ruangrupa (farid rakun and Leonhard Bartolomeus), Nora Sternfeld, Sian Vaughan

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