17-20 junio 2016
On Ugliness (and other aesthetic monsters)
The negative – whether in judgements of the ugly, experiences of the derelict, or sensations of the revolting – is a phenomenon that is often unacknowledged in the philosophical literature. Are such features properly to be called aesthetic? Are they qualities of objects, forms of judgement, or types of experiences? The 6th Wassard Elea international symposium is dedicated to the precise mapping and conceptualization of the ugly and its kind.
Wassard Elea Refugium for writers, artists, composers, and scholars in Southern Italy
Página Web: http://wassardelea.blogspot.com
24-29 julio 2016
The 20th International Congress of Aesthetics "Aesthetics and Mass Culture"
Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
Noël Carroll (City University of New York)
Gunter Gebauer (Freie Universität Berlin)
Sasaki Ken-Ichi (University of Tokyo)
Vittorio Hösle (University of Notre Dame)
Dominic McIver Lopes (University of British Columbia)
Mark Rollins (Washington University in St. Louis)
Anne Sauvagnargues (University of Paris West Nanterre)
The theme of the Seoul Congress is “Aesthetics and Mass Culture”. The Congress will focus on the various aesthetic aspects of mass culture, which, due to the rapid development of information technology, has become one of the most prominent of contemporary cultural phenomena. We are all familiar with the idea of globalization and with developments in information technology. We have been told that, thanks to the internet and other modes of information technology, there are few, if any, places isolated from the rest of the world today. The importance of globalization, one of whose symptoms is the overwhelming flow of information, is not just that we can learn more about other countries, other people, and other cultures, but also that we become more likely to be influenced by other cultures, especially their ways of life. To try to understand and, in some cases, to accept other cultures and life styles often results in a change of one’s own view of life, even one’s own view of the world, which also includes one’s conception of the arts and sensibilities to the aesthetic. But the revolution of information technology also raises the philosophical or aesthetic issue of mass art and mass culture, which, we think, deserves serious discussion. We hope that the Congress will achieve many fruitful results from the many urgent aesthetic questions arising as a result of these phenomena.
In addition to these questions, the Seoul Congress, as with all other Congresses, will be open to every traditional subject of aesthetics and we welcome papers and panel proposals devoted to all fields of aesthetics. The Congress will consist of several panels and round tables, along with dozens of sessions, including sessions for individual artistic genres. The Organizing Committee will choose the topics for some events, but the rest will be open to the general members of the IAA.
1. Issues of Art Theories in the Era of Mass Culture
2. New Media, Design and Aesthetics
3. Aesthetics of Body and Sports
4. Reflections on the History of Aesthetics
5. Values of Art: Cognitive, Moral and Political
6. Scientific Perspectives on Aesthetics
7. Imagination and Emotion
8. Aesthetics of Environment and Ecology
9. Aesthetics and Theories of Individual Artistic Genres
10. Aesthetics and Art Theories in Asian Traditions
Página Web: http://www.ica2016.org/main/main.php
29 agosto - 1º septiembre 2016
XXIV Conference of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics
University of Vienna, Austria
For the conference we welcome contributions that use scientific methods to investigate aesthetic experience and aesthetic behavior in a wide variety of domains, including encounters with beauty, visual art, music, literature, film, theater, philosophy, or museum behavior.
Página Web: http://iaea2016.univie.ac.at
8-10 septiembre 2016
Symposium for Philosophy of Dance and Performance
Texas State University, San Marcos, USA
Julie Van Camp, Arnold Berleant, Richard Shustermann, Robert Crease, Barbara Montero.
Compañías de danza invitadas:
Mark Morris Dance Company (Brooklyn, New York), Erick Hawkins Dance Company (NYC, New York), ARCOS (Austin, Texas).
We propose an interdisciplinary symposium investigating philosophy and dance. Featuring live performances and keynote speakers from the fields of aesthetics, philosophy of art, dance theory, choreography, and multi-media dance; the symposium will also include interdisciplinary panels for scholars, practitioners, and students. The symposium is meant to build a platform to approach vital questions concerning dance and human well-being in a manner that is accessible not only to philosophers but dancers and people from the more general community. Our speakers and performers will be an international crowd, reaching across the geographical distances. Modern dance has been a vehicle for answering philosophical questions by actually changing cultural norms for many years. The goal of the conference is to approach the aesthetics of modern dance deeply and broadly expanding scholarly interests in aesthetics of dance as a means to identify, understand, analyze, and respond to societal problems such as blocking diversity, elitisms, prejudices, loneliness, anger, and others through music, rhythmic embodiment and profound meaning.
Página Web: www.txstate.edu/philosophy/SymposiumPhilosophyDancePerformance.html