Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship at the Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London in partnership with The Arts Catalyst, London. Recent contemporary arts projects have directly engaged with, or taken as their subject, a range of sites, spaces, practices, ideas, and cultures of science and advanced technology. These trans-disciplinary art projects present highly varied contexts for research, production and exhibition, and working alongside The Arts Catalyst this studentship will investigate the practical, curatorial and production demands posed by these projects. Exploring and potentially participating in the commissioning and curation of arts projects that engage with science critically and experimentally, this studentship will ask research questions including: How do art-science projects engage and extend the practices of curation? What sorts of critical engagements with the spaces of scientific research and artistic production do these projects generate? What lessons can be learnt about the challenges and possibilities these projects raise for cultural producers and curators? How do art-science projects contribute to our understandings of the geographies of art and science? The award is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the studentship pays post-graduate fees at RHUL and an annual maintenance grant. The deadline for applications is 22nd October 2012. The successful applicant will start in January 2013. Interviews will be held in early November.




About Art Selectronic

Art Selectronic is an artist-led initiative, that supports grass-roots contemporary art that remains unswayed by fashion, trends or the whims of government funding. The project involves ongoing research into the placing of contemporary art, it’s audiences and it’s relationship to the everyday. We place great emphasis on context. Our mission is to support new works of contemporary art and foster an audience from a wide range of backgrounds.
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