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*(A)rt and (R)esearch on (T)ransformations of (I)ndividuals and (S)ocieties

July 17, 2023

New publication on visitors’ bodily, emotional, and transformative experience with an installation artwork

Installation art, with its immersive and participatory nature, evokes and necessitates bodily engagement and awareness. A new study shows that these aspects are integral to the overall art experience, appreciation, and transformative outcomes.
February 01, 2023

PhD Candidates Theresa Demmer & Stephanie Miller at the CoBeNe Academy 2023

written by Corinna Kühnapfel UNIVE PhD candidates Stephanie Miller and Theresa Demmer will present their research at the 2nd Annual Doctoral Conference Vienna Doctoral School CoBeNe PhD Academy on Friday, February 2nd at the University of Vienna. The two-day student-organised event brings together researchers from Psychology, Neuroscience, Behavioral/Cognitive Biology and Cognitive Humanities. Please find the […]

Art has the power to change public debate, because it has the power to change each of us — Really? How, when, who, why?

ARTIS (Art and Research on Transformations of Individuals and Societies) is a EU Horizon 2020-funded project under the call “Societal Transformations and the Arts.” 

We represent a first-of-its-kind consortium of research institutions in the social sciences, Art History, Philosophy, Art education, and Art and Cultural Policy:

We argue that to make better policy that advances art’s efficacy, it is necessary to build a systematic program that combines empirical and theoretical research with perspectives of artists, art educators, and other art stakeholders. Our aims are to: Integrate state-of-the-art empirical approaches from psychology, neuroscience, and phenomenology to conduct a series of investigations that identify specific types of experiences with art. Connect these to changes at individual (neurocognitive, emotional, health) and societal (prosocial and political attitudes) levels. Capture these experiences in leading museums and urban centers across Europe and everyday life. Contextualize and challenge the empirical data using theoretical approaches from philosophy as well as political science and art criticism. Combine this empirical and theoretical focus with a series of interventions, workshops, and experimentations co-created with art schools, artists, and galleries. Translate the insights gained by our comprehensive methods and co-creations with artists into policy guidelines disseminated by key stakeholders in art and culture.