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The Strength, Power, and Force of Images from an Intercultural Perspective
Philosophical and Interdisciplinary Approaches
25th Anniversary Conference of the Society for Intercultural Philosophy
Department of Philosophy | University of Vienna | NIG, Sept 21–24 2016 Universitätsstraße 7 | 1010 Wien
Julia ALLERSTORFER (Linz) | Emmanuel ALLOA (St. Gallen) | Sigurd BERGMANN (Trondheim) Gottfried BOEHM (Basel) | Arno BÖHLER (Wien) | Madalina DIACONU (Wien)?Rolf ELBERFELD (Hildesheim) | Elmar HOLENSTEIN (Zürich) | Monika KIRLOSKAR-STEINBACH (Konstanz) Monika LEISCH-KIESL (Linz) | Ram Adhar MALL (Jena) | Gabriele MÜNNIX (Düsseldorf) Ryosuke OHASHI (Kyoto) | Wolfram PICHLER (Wien) | Hans SCHELKSHORN (Wien) Mohammed TURKI (Tunis) | Niels WEIDTMANN (Tübingen)?Lambert WIESING (Jena) | Christoph WULF (Berlin)
The EAIAA focuses on promising projects of contemporary aesthetics and thus aspires for its creative renewal and further fruitful development. The main projects in this context are: (1) creating the International Electronic Dictionary of Contemporary Aesthetics; (2) publishing the “Esthesis-&-Arthesis” e-journal and (3) establishing a web portal where information about the activity of the EAIAA and its main projects will be presented online. There also will be an opportunity to participate in these projects as well as to efficiently discuss them in a forum-like manner and in projects of online videoconferencing.
The President of the Association is Lev Zax from Ural Federal University, while the Coordinator is Boris Orlov.
Website of the International Electronic Dictionary of Contemporary Aesthetics, published by the EAIAA.
The Finnish Society of Aesthetics, established in 1972, aims to promote discussion on aesthetic matters in Finland and provide a meeting place for people interested in aesthetics. Currently the society has c. 160 members. The board of 2016 comprises of chairman PhD. doc. Max Ryynänen and five other members. The society organizes seminars on aesthetics twice per year and provides a newsletter on actual issues to its members. In addition, the society awards annually "The Aesthetic Deed of the Year" for persons or organizations who have significantly contributed to the promotion of aesthetic issues in Finland, as well as "The Global Aesthetic Deed of the Year" for a significant global aesthetic deeds and the "Article of the Year" for a significant article in the field of aesthetics. In 2016 the society is also preparing to launch a new journal of aesthetic and art research.
Website of the Finnish Society of Aesthetics
The competition between philosophy and the arts can be traced back to the ancient times. In the Twentieth Century, this competition reached its culmination when art was pronounced reaching its end while aesthetics was declared irrelevant to the arts. Formalism abandoned the beautiful in aestheticism, Dadaism betrayed the autonomous or artistic merit in formalism, finally the contemporary conceptual art rejected the aesthetic, and so aesthetics or philosophy of art was totally expelled from the art world. Now we reach a historical stage where art and aesthetics are seeking for a reconciliation. The essays in this book show this new tendency in different ways.
Peng Feng is professor of aesthetics and art criticism at Peking University. He is also a playwright, freelance art critic and curator of exhibitions at international level. He has curated over 200 art exhibitions including the China Pavilion at the 54. international art exhibition of Venice Biennale 2011, The 1. International Sculpture Exhibition of Datong Biennale 2011, and The 1. International Art Exhibition of China Xinjiang Biennale. He has published 15 books including Return of Presence: Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory (Beijing: China Federation of Literary and Art Circles Press, 2016); Arts Studies (Beijing: Peking University Press, 2016), Cross- Disciplines: The Adventure of Aesthetics in Contemporary Art (Beijing: Beijing Normal University Press, 2015); Modern Chinese Aesthetics (Nanjing: Fenghuang Press, 2013); Pervasion: China Pavilion at the 54. International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (Beijing: People’s Art Press, 2012); Introduction to Aesthetics (Shanghai: Fudan University, 2011); Return of Beauty: 11 Issues of Contemporary Aesthetics (Beijing: Peking University Press, 2009); Perfect Nature (Beijing: Peking University Press, 2005); The Western Aesthetics and the Western Art (Beijing: Peking University Press, 2005), and so on. Since 2013, his musical The Red Lantern has been travelling in China.
Announcement from the Nominating Committee of IAA:
New officers of the IAA, serving from 2016 to 2019:
President: Jale Erzen (Turkey)
1st Vice President: Krystyna Wilkoszewska (Poland)
2nd Vice President: Miodrag Suvakovic (Serbia)
Secretary General: Zoltan Somhegyi (Hungary / United Arab Emirates)
Assistant Secretary General: Tanehisa Otabe (Japan)
Delegates-at-Large: Kathleen Higgins (United States), Eva Kit Wah Man (Hong Kong)