JAR12 is online – Journal for Artistic Research (JAR)

JAR12 is here

Journal for Artistic Research (JAR)

The online, peer-reviewed journal for the publication and discussion of artistic research.


JAR is open-access, free to read, and to contribute.

We are very proud to announce our twelfth issue with the following contributions:

Cécile Colle and Ralf Nuhn (FR), ’cONcErn: towards a of art, for art, and through art’; Anik Fournier (NL), ‘Rudimentariness: a concept for artistic research’; Joe Graham, Steven Dickie and Chantal Faust (UK), ‘ANCHORAGE: a phenomenology of outline’; Lisa Stuckey (AT), ‘Haunted by last season’s video letters: amateur films performing spectrality’; Jan Schacher and Patrick Neff (CH), ‘Moving through the double vortex’.

Keywords include: amateur film-making, spectrality, mesology, conceptual art, touch, sensate thinking, drawing research, phenomenology, corporeality, interdependence, performance.

Have a look at the full issue here.

Michael Schwab’s editorial for JAR 12 focuses on the role of the abstract, opening it out from its very important functional role in published research in general to consider its role in the specific context of artistic research: “What concerns me is that, in an artistic context, the abstract, like any other element of an articulation, needs to be problematised – that is, challenged regarding its artistic status. Take the title as an example: it is utterly clear from the history of art that the name of a work may make it. (Can you imagine Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s Perfect Lovers without the title?) In the same vein, an abstract is not immune from affecting the meaning of an article and can be deployed as a powerful device.”

Read the full editorial here.

The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an international, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal that disseminates artistic research from all disciplines. JAR invites the ever-increasing number of artistic researchers to partake in (and reinvent) what for the sciences and humanities are standard academic publication procedures. It serves as a meeting point of diverse practices and methodologies in a field that has become a worldwide movement with many local activities. The journal promotes experimental approaches to both writing and reading research. We welcome submissions from across and between disciplines, from artists worldwide, with or without academic affiliation.

If you are considering submitting something to the journal be sure to look at our guidelines.

JAR works with an international editorial board and a large panel of peer-reviewers.

Editor in Chief: Michael Schwab

Editorial Board: Annette Arlander, Sher Doruff, Barnaby Drabble, Mika Elo, Leonella Grasso Caprioli, Yara Guasque, Julian Klein, Jen Liese, Isidro López-Aparicio and Mareli Stolp.

JAR is published by the Society for Artistic Research (SAR), an independent, non-profit association. You can support JAR by becoming an individual or institutional member of SAR. For updates on our activities, join our mailing list.


Contact: jar@jar-online.net