Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Naukkarinen, Ossi
Organisation AALTO
Project title Artification and Its Impact on Art
Decision No. 126624
Decision date 26.09.2008
Funding period 01.01.2009 - 31.12.2012
Funding 400 000
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Project description
The project deals with the phenomenon that can be called artification. The neologism refers to situations and processes in which something that is not regarded as art in the traditional sense of the word is changed into art or into something art-like. Changes may happen on the conceptual-linguistic, institutional, and art-practice level, and the main question of the project is how artification may affect art on each of the three. Four intertwining points of view are used: conceptual analysis from the point of view of philosophical aesthetics, art history analysis, institutional analysis from the point of view of cultural politics and art education, and art-practice analysis from the point of view of art education and art profession. The results will be presented as scientific articles and monographs, and can be used in further art research as well as in developing art education and policy. As the phenomenon is international, so will the results be internationally useful.