Monday, February 25, 2008

"Aesthetics and Contemporary Art," Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Middlesex University, March 13-14, 2008.

The Drawing Room, Trent Park Campus, Middlesex University, London N14.
Day 1 9.30-10.30 Registration and Coffee 10.30-10.45 Introduction: Peter Osborne, CRMEP 10.45-12.30 Sensate Thinking: Aesthetics, Art, Ontology
  • Christoph Menke, SfB/Institute for Philosophy, University of Potsdam "Not Yet – The Philosophical Significance of Aesthetics"
  • Eric Alliez, CRMEP "Undoing the Image"

12.30-13.45 Lunch

13.45-16.00 The Dissolution of Artistic Limits: Objects, Events, Ideas

  • Juliane Rebentisch, SfB/Institute for Philosophy, University of Potsdam "Aesthetic Autonomy and Contemporary Art"
  • Sebastian Egenhofer, University of Basel "Aesthetic Materiality in Conceptualism"
  • Peter Osborne, CRMEP "The Fiction of the Contemporary"

16.00-16.30 Coffee

16.30-17.45 Keynote lecture 1 Art & Language – artists and writers title tba (a three-hander)

18.00-19.00 Drinks reception

Day 2

09.30-10.00 Coffee

10.00–11.15 Keynote lecture 2 Luis Camnitzer, artist and writer "The Two Versions of Santa Anna's Leg and Other Things"

11.15-13.30 Aesthetics of Post-Autonomy: Institution, Collaboration, Participation

  • Susanne Leeb, SfB "Human Rights as 'Compass' for Art"
  • Stewart Martin, CRMEP "The Subsumption of Art by Capital"
  • Brian Holmes, writer and critic "Rules of the Game: the Artistic Device and the Articulation of Public Speech"

13.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30-16.45 Exhibition-Value: Aesthetics of Curation in a Global Artworld

  • Dorethea Von Hantelmann, SfB "The Rise of Exhibitions and the Exhibition as Art"
  • Charles Merewether, curator "A Work in Progress"
  • Pamela Lee, Stanford University "Not Politics as Usual: on the Political 'Problem' at the Venice Biennale"

16.45–17.15 Closing Discussion

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