GizaArtea is a consolidated group by the UPV-EHU, 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.
It is proposed a multidisciplinary and transversal exploration to deep in the knowledge generated from art and its transfer to society. Likewise, the aim is to explore the new formats and platforms with which different ways of existing of art in the social sphere are being proposed. In relation to this, we seek to study the role of mediation devices, such as curatorship and criticism, in promoting, creating or subverting these models. In this way, we want to value what artistic activity entails as practice and research, for its capacity in the creation of imaginary, its power as a place to explore other ways of being and thinking, as well as for its importance in the construction of subjectivities.
We propose three main lines of research from which various ramifications emerge. The first of these lines, Art / Work / Employment / Resistance, focuses primarily on the professional activity of artists and their socio-economic-labor situation. The second of the lines, art and technology, refers to a wide range of relationships and intersections between art and technology that assume the notion of technology considering its material dimension and its symbolic dimension. The third line of research deals with the discursive aspects of art and the forms it adopts within the contemporary world, such as the curatorial or other forms of mediation.
In addition, we highlight the relevance of feminist perspectives as a central pivot of work, but also the permanent updating of the most relevant contemporary discourses, the analysis of emerging forms of social and artistic mobilization and the primacy of risky and different / unusual theoretical and analytical approaches for the fields of Art and Art History.