Differential Iconography

Authored by: Henk Slager

The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts

Print publication date:  September  2010
Online publication date:  October  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415581691
eBook ISBN: 9780203841327
Adobe ISBN: 9781136897931


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The content of artistic research can be understood as a non-philosophical articulation of how various media – such as photography, public space, and scientific models – present the world visually in the form of perceptual regimes and strategies. Artistic research stands up critically against each mode of visual reduction and cultural disciplining in the form of a dynamic mapping of a series of heterogeneous, open-ended rearticulations, thus showing different forms of knowledge production. In so doing, artistic research deals intrinsically with the crucial question of the artistic image’s role and its medium-specific position in current visual cultures.

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