Asia Pacific Artistic Research Network (APARN)

25 min Presentation (including Q&A)
Olavshallen: Korsalen

Presentation of the SAR special interest group by Kurniawan Adi Saputro and Danny Butt followed by a Q&A 

The development of artistic research has had a strong focus in Europe and the former British colonies, reflecting the critical restructuring of educational institutions and research policymaking in the wake of extensive debates on art’s role in knowledge production. Throughout the Asia Pacific region, initiatives to support artistic research have been sporadic, and not always well networked across disciplines and national contexts. For this reason, the Asia Pacific Artistic Research Network (APARN) has been formed to: • Map artistic research initiatives and activities in the Asia Pacific region • Provide a regional framework for practical collaboration between individuals and institutions • Develop an understanding of local cultural dynamics influencing artistic research activities in the Asia Pacific region

Kurniawan Adi Saputro

Dr Kurniawan Adi Saputro is a lecturer at the Department of Photography, Indonesian Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta. He is a communication and media researcher, recently focusing on the intersection of climate communication and the arts.

Danny Butt

Dr Danny Butt is Senior Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Practice at Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. He is the author of Artistic Research in the Future Academy and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal for Artistic Research.