Journal article

The Promise of Artistic Research in the Asia Pacific

Daniel Butt

Manusya: Journal of Humanities | Brill Academic Publishers | Published : 2020


Artistic research has sought to gain academic legitimacy through adapting to scientific methods, while also retaining the mandate of the humanities in the reproduction of culture. In both cases, Western epistemologies have structured what constitutes knowledge and how it is circulated and shared. The contemporary university is far more connected to its local environment, bringing the potential of engaging broad publics in the life of the institution. Innovation and experimentation with local artistic forms is one way that artistic research can powerfully animate the 21st century university mission in the Asia Pacific.

University of Melbourne Researchers