Between 2017 and 2022, the research group Thinking Tools focused on the concept of ‘the photographic’. Through this notion, we investigated how some specific characteristics of the photographic apparatus seeped into the wider field of visual art.

With the organisation of several symposia, publications, residencies and individual research trajectories of photographers and visual artists, the impact of ‘the photographic’ on the visual arts was intellectually and artistically examined. In the following years, we wish to gradually extend the field of research to the whole of artistic practices in which a technical apparatus plays a crucial role. read more