GizaArtea is a consolidated group by the Basque Goverment, composed of research staff attached to the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Faculty of Letters of the UPV-EHU, as well as by artists with or without academic affiliation.
The practice of art and the social context in which it develops maintain constant flows of mutual influence, which we propose to study and question. For this, we situate the practice of art as research and the research about this practice, as backbone nodes of a sustainable creative and cultural biotype. It is through the forms and discourses that art brings to the contemporary world, both at its confluences in the field of creative and cultural industries and those that resist or are excluded, that we question these industries.
In addition, it is important to consider the crystallizations that have emerged from the interactions between art, social movements, and critical thought and discourse in recent decades. This critical transversality leads us to link our study with disciplinary arenas such as the humanities, education, and technology. Likewise, we highlight the relevance of feminist perspectives as an essential point of view. Given these foundations, we deploy the following three lines of research:
• The first will attend to the distinctive forms and discourses of art that participates in and in relation to identity, education, intersectional feminism, postcolonialism and postgenderism.
• We focus the second on the situation of the creative and cultural sector, in relation to the social, economic, labor and legal conditions in which the professional activity of the artists takes place.
• The third deals with the intersections between art and technology, which assume the notion of the technological when considering its material and symbolic dimensions. The meanings of the relationship between art and technology take into account artistic practices (sound, visual, scenic, performative and multidisciplinary), bodies, mediations, networks and social productions.