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Looiersgracht 60 is delighted to invite you to the launch of Lucy Cotter’s newly published book Reclaiming Artistic Research on 29th August at 19:00. This event takes place in conjunction with Decoders-Recoders: A Dual Solo with Stefani Jemison and Samson Young, organised in collaboration with De Appel.

Detail Summary
Date 29 August 2019
Time 19:00
Bookcover Reclaim

In twenty conversations with leading artists and curators, Reclaiming Artistic Research explores the dynamic nature of artistic thinking, tracing how ideas and forms co-emerge through material, conceptual and embodied ways of working. Seeking to reclaim artistic research from academic definitions and institutionally focused debates, this book highlights its artistic significance. Foregrounding art’s engagement with diverse fields, it manifests how artists produce new paradigms and questions, rather than supplementing existing knowledge.

The book’s contributors include Samson Young, whose work is currently on exhibit at Looiersgracht 60, as well as Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Katayoun Arian, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Sher Doruff, Em'kal Eyongakpa, Ryan Gander, Mario García Torres, Liam Gillick, Natasha Ginwala, Sky Hopinka, Manuela Infante, Euridice Zaituna Kala, Grada Kilomba, Sarat Maharaj, Emma Moore, Rabih Mroué, Christian Nyampeta, Yuri Pattison, Falke Pisano, Sarah Rifky and Katarina Zdjelar. Designed by Tomáš Celizna.

Lucy Cotter is an independent writer and curator. A regular contributor to journals such as Flash Art, Mousse, Frieze and Third Text, she is guest editor of Art&Education: Classroom in 2019. She was curator of the Dutch Pavilion 57th Venice Biennale 2017 with Cinema Olanda: Wendelien van Oldenborgh and is currently working towards an exhibition and performance series entitled The Unknown Artist, taking place at the Center for Contemporary Art and Culture, Portland, USA in 2020.

Reclaiming Artistic Research (2019) is published by Hatje Cantz in conjunction with 17, Institute for Critical Studies, Mexico City with the support of the HKU, Utrecht and the LAPS Institute for Art and Public Space, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. This launch has been kindly supported by the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) and the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory
and Material Culture (AHM), University of Amsterdam.

The launch starts at 19:00 with an informal talk by Lucy Cotter and invited contributors, followed by drinks. Admission is free. Please RSVP by emailing:

We look forward to welcoming you at Looiersgracht 60.