Foundation of SAR 2010 in Bern (CH) with an installation by Manuel Burgener, comissioned by Florian Dombois. Photo: Florian Dombois, 2010
Foundation of SAR 2010 in Bern (CH) with an installation by Manuel Burgener, commissioned by Florian Dombois. Photo: Florian Dombois, 2010

The 11th SAR Conference in Bergen has been cancelled, more info here.

The Society for Artistic Research (SAR) is a non-profit organization that nurtures, connects and disseminates artistic research as specific practices of creating knowledge and insight. SAR facilitates a range of encounters for its community of artistic practitioners in the pursuit of transformative understanding that impacts on political and societal processes as well as on cultures of research and learning.

SAR has an international membership drawn from individual artists, as well as academic and non-academic institutions.

SAR is an international organization, based in Switzerland and seated in Zurich.

The SAR RC Prize for Best Exposition 2019 has been announced!

The jury received 12 submissions for the SAR RC Prize for Best Exposition 2019 and the prize goes to:

Choreo-graphic Figures: Scoring Aesthetic Encounters (2019) Emma Cocker, Nikolaus Gansterer, Mariella Greil-Moebius, Simona Koch

Full jury report can be read here.



The Crisis Collective ! (cancelled)

Due to the current Coronavirus outbreak, we unfortunately find it necessary to cancel the conference in Bergen. We apologize for the inconvenience this entails for the participants.


The decision is founded on an overall joint assessment by the University of Bergen and SAR, based on the current advice from The Norwegian Institute of Public Health in relation to the growing concerns on the quick spreading of the virus.

We find the possibility for an outbreak and the consequent risk for quarantines etc. too high.

We will refund the conference fees and get back to you regarding procedures for this as soon as possible.

NB! Please note that that the conference organizers cannot offer any refund on travel and/or accommodations costs, and we advise you to cancel such arrangements as soon as possible.


The Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design and SAR are truly sorry for having to cancel the conference due to these unfortunate circumstances, but are looking into the possibility of transforming the contributions into a more permanent format,

like a publication or through digital dissemination.


With best regards

SAR11 Conference Committee

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