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New Ontologies of Art
University of Warsaw
14th - 16th December, 2016
Tiziana Andina (University of Turin)
Arto Haapala (University of Helsinki)
Jason Gaiger (University of Oxford)
The aim of this conference is to shed light on the role of ontology in contemporary aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Ontology of art is flourishing, with a plethora of papers appearing each year dedicated to this area. It is commonly believed that ontology of art is the main field in aesthetics. This is not surprising since many (if not all) aesthetic questions presuppose some level of ontological inquiry. On the other hand, lasting achievements in this area have proved elusive. The artworld constantly brings forth new art objects and practices that undermine established ontological categories and concepts. This indisputable fact is a trigger for new investigations within and beyond traditionally understood ontology of art. We warmly invite papers that reconsider the value and methods of ontology of art – broadly understood – by exploring new concepts and fields of inquiry.
No specific methodology or philosophical orientation is required in submissions.
Do we (still) need ontology of art?
How can ontology of art help in understanding or experiencing artworks?
New concepts and/or methods in ontology of art.
The ontology of emerging art forms.
The descriptivism/revisionism debate in ontology of art.
Ontology of art influenced by other disciplines such as law or science.
The conference fee for both established academics and PhD students is 20 Euros. There is also a separate (optional) fee for the conference dinner of 40 Euros.
Organizer: Adam Andrzejewski
Dear Colleagues and Candidates for Young Scholar Award,
I am pleased to announce that the deadline for the application for Young Scholar Award has been extended till 20 May 2016.
The Organisers of ICA 2016 Seoul encourage all interested colleagues to submit their paper for consideration.
Please, find further info on the submission criteria here, or by clicking on this link:
Call for Papers and Panels: Engagement: Symposium for Philosophy of Dance and Performance
We invite scholars to submit abstracts for an interdisciplinary symposium investigating philosophy and dance. Featuring live performances and keynote speakers from the fields of ballet, modern, and popular dance, aesthetics, philosophy of art, dance theory, choreography, and multi-media dance; the symposium will also include interdisciplinary panels for scholars, practitioners, and students, and will result in a book and two special issues of scholarly journals. Invited keynote speakers include, Julie Van Camp, Arnold Berleant, Richard Shustermann, Robert Crease, and Barbara Montero. The performing dance companies will be Mark Morris Dance Company (Brooklyn, New York), Erick Hawkins Dance Company (NYC, New York), and ARCOS (Austin, Texas).
We plan an exploration of aspects of dance that impact our understanding of what it means to be a human being, through discussion and dialogue as well as practice and performance. There will be workshops and master-class sessions held in conjunction with the symposium.
Please note: We invite individual papers, as well as panels of professors and students.
Papers are to be limited to 20 minutes to allow time for discussion. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, and a CV or professional bio.
Panels will be scheduled for 1-hour, and can include 3-5 participants. Please submit a 500-600 word abstract of your topic and panel, along with the names and short bios or CVs of panel participants.
What: Engagement: Symposium for Philosophy of Dance and Performance Where: Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
When: September 8 - 10, 2016
Submit Proposals and Learn More: www.txstate.edu/philosophy/SymposiumPhilosophyDancePerformance.html
Submission Deadline June 1, 2016
Current Sponsors: Texas State University Division of Dance, Texas State University Department of Philosophy, Texas State University College of Fine Arts and Communication, and the American Society for Aesthetics.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS EDITOR OF THE IAA YEARBOOK
THE PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR AESTHETICS
INVITES PROPOSALS FOR EDITOR OF THE YEARBOOK OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR AESTHETICS VOLUME 19
The topic is open to any subject relevant to international scholarship in Aesthetics.
Please submit proposals to the the IAA Publications Committee for consideration of the IAA Executive Committee meeting by June 1, 2016.
Proposals recommended by the Publications committee will be reviewed at the Executive Committee of IAA at their meeting in July 2016.
Proposals to include:
Subject of the proposed Volume
Tentative list of proposed Authors
Name, Curriculum Vitae, and Institutional Affiliation of Editor
Source of Institutional Support
Department of Philosophy Marquette University 1217 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 54233 USA
See Attached Policy Statement
The fifth volume of the ICA Cracow 2013 proceedings, titled “Transacting Aesthetics”, edited by Sebastian Stankiewicz will appear online soon. The volume will contain the contributions of the following authors:
Sebastian Stankiewicz, Adam Dzidowski, Scott Contreras-Koterbay, Lukasz Mirocha, Collin Pointon, Hülya Toksöz Sahiner, Malgorzata Szyszkowska, Pol Capdevila, Norihide Mori, Elzbieta Staniszewska, Vladimir Konecni, Jakub Votroubek, Carolyn Korsmeyer, Adam Chmielewski, Takashi Sugiyama, Heon Kim, Ksenia Fedorova, Saša Hrnjez, Katya Mandoki, Piotr Mróz, James Garrison, Ariyuki Kondo, Eleni Leontsini, Jia Chen, Elena Tavani, Vera Stegman, Yoko Tsuchiyama, Miri Isaka
Call for Papers
The Nordic Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference
26-28 May 2016
Uppsala University (Sweden)
Philosophy, Imagination, and the Arts
Noel Carroll (CUNY Graduate Center)
Stacie Friend (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Jason Gaiger (The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford)
Lydia Goehr (Columbia University)
From whichever perspective we approach the realm of the arts, the imagination has long been considered central to our experience and understanding of it. In some contexts, the purposeful exercise of the imagination is held to be intimately bound up with the role of art and thus also with why we value it in the first place. But has this link between the imagination and the arts come to be felt so surely that we have begun to under-theorize it and take it for granted?
There are at least two pressing reasons to re-examine the relation between the imagination and the arts. First, in the last couple of decades, considerable progress has been made in our understanding of the imagination and its applications. Developments in the philosophy of mind, for example, have equipped us not only with a taxonomy of several different kinds of imagination, but also an enhanced grasp of how the imagination feeds into creativity, mental imagery and our general cognitive architecture. But have these advances been sufficiently introduced into the discourse of aesthetics? Do practitioners, theorists and philosophers working in the arts need to look more closely at our concepts of the imagination?
Second, much 21st-century art challenges our imagination in new and often uncharted ways. How should we approach today’s artworks and with what tools do we best appreciate it? Does the imagination play an increased, decreased or simply different role in the art of today, and how might such changes necessitate revisions to the concepts of art with which we operate in practice and theory? Does the imagination play a different kind of role in different kinds of art and, if so, what are the ramifications for theories purporting to unify the arts?
Proposals for papers on these and other questions related to the theme of Philosophy, Imagination and the Arts are warmly invited.
Conference venue: Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Notification of acceptance: 1st April 2015.
Non-presenting participants are also welcome. (NB Please register before 1st May 2016.)
For more information: http://www.filosofi.uu.se/research/conferences-and-workshops/#2016
Due to numerous requests to extend the deadline of early registration and abstract submission, the Organising Committee of 2016 ICA Seoul is pleased to announce that we will continue to accept abstract submissions until April 15, 2016. Until then, early registration fee will be applied. Those who wish to modify their abstract contents may do so until April 15 as well.
Thank you for your interest and participation.
The monograph entitled “Performing Cultures” is a part of proceedings of 19th International Congress of Aesthetics which was held in Cracow, Poland in July of 2013. The meeting’s theme, “Aesthetics in Action”, provoked a fruitful debate on practical aspects of the discipline, which allowed researchers coming from different countries and cultural backgrounds to indicate and analyze areas where aesthetics applies to daily life actions. The volume contains analyses of aesthetic practices at their roots, coming from different cultural backgrounds. It covers: everyday aesthetics and interculture studies, architecture and urban studies, body and self fashioning researches as well as media and technological researches.
Institute of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University Cracow (Poland)
Naturalizing Aesthetics is a volume which has grown out from the 19th International Congress of Aesthetics which was held in late July 2013 in Krakow (Poland). The papers selected show new openings for the field which is in a constant fluctuation. The book aims to provide the readers with an assessment of the newest state of research on naturalist aesthetics, understood in the broadest way.
Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Selection of papers from the 19th International Congress of Aesthetics in Cracow 2013, "Aesthetics in Action". The title of the monograph, Practising Aesthetics, refers to the various senses of the term practice, its keynote being the paraphrase of the topic of the 19th Congress: Art in Action. In most general terms, its subject matter explores the sphere of the cooperation between aesthetic thought and artistic practice, their interconnections and mutual inspirations. The term practising is intentionally used in the title to point to various projects whose different ways of approaching aesthetic reflection are evident in the way they develop their arguments, their selection of issues to be examined as well as examples from art chosen to illustrate those issues.
Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland