w/k is an online journal that has set itself the task of investigating all connections between science and art (see Goals of w/k).
Concept and w/k categories
In the two areas of exhibition and art history, w/k concentrates on connections between science and the visual arts, distinguishing three types of individuals:
Type 1: We call those who are active both as scientists and as visual artists as border crossers between science and the visual arts. Leonardo da Vinci is a border crosser of particular historical significance.
Type 2: As science-related artists – artists are always to be considered; this also applies to all comparable formulations – we designate those who base their artistic work on scientific theories/methods/results of this or that kind, but who do not conduct independent scientific research.
Type 3: In addition, there is cooperation between at least one scientist and at least one artist.
In the field of art theory, on the other hand, we open the doors somewhat wider than in the other two fields, i.e. we allow more than, for example, only philosophical determinations of the relationship between art and science.
The first target group are visual artists who, at least in certain phases of development, realize one or more of the above-mentioned science-art connections. They are offered three forms of contribution: the presentation of their own works, the artist interview or a text about this artist.
The second target group are scientists who investigate the connections between science and art in general and the visual arts in particular. In the fields of art history and art theory, they are offered a platform on which they can pursue both historical and systematic interests of this kind, drawing on all available theoretical and methodological registers.
w/k consists of a German- and an English-speaking part. For all contributions written in German, the authors are requested to provide an English translation. For articles written in English, however, a German translation is not planned.
Users can write comments on all contributions and thus open discussions or participate in debates that are already underway. The concept of w/k includes many more points, which are described in detail in Our Program. All in all, it is an innovative project in many respects, from which artists, art scholars, art theorists, curators and art lovers can benefit.
In Wer steht hinter w/k the members of the editorial staff introduce themselves, and you will also find information about the contributors, our supporters and sponsors.
Interested artists and scientists from all over the world are invited to contribute. The editors hope for a productive cooperation with artists and scientists, which brings profit to all participants.
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