International Symposium on Theories of Art / Design and Aesthetics. Akdeniz University (in collaboration with Asian Society of Aesthetics), Antalya, Turkey, 19-21 October 2011

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The Scope of the Symposium

Art and Aesthetic Theories investigate and define the cultural, social and political world

views that are reflected in the works of culture and art that express meanings of human value

through their forms. Until quite recently philosophical aesthetics seemed to be mostly an

attribute of the West. In recent decades, international symposia and publications have shown

the historical and conceptual richness of art and aesthetic theories in the East and in non-

Western cultures. This symposium intends to present these diverse cultural approaches to art

and aesthetics by bringing together scholars from Asia and Europe. Accordingly, it is

observed that the theoretical foundations of contemporary art which is of Western origin are

questioned and that the Asian and Anatolian roots of its aesthetic values are discussed in

terms of creation processes. This symposium will not only deal with these issues from a

historical and contemporary perspective in which Asian, Anatolian and European art and

aesthetic theories are defined but will also try to treat the very important and actual subject of

technology in relation to art and aesthetics.

The Aim of the Symposium

The Symposium on Art and Aesthetic Theories aims to bring together active theoreticians and

thinkers from different parts of the world and in particular to present to scholars and students

of art and design the very actual and contemporary Asian and Anatolian discourse on art and

aesthetics. It also intends to view the issue of technology in relation to these from a

philosophical perspective. The Mediterranean has always been a region of intercultural

relations and interaction. Therefore, as the University of Akdeniz (Mediterranean) we feel an

incentive to create a platform of intercultural discourse on art and culture.


1. Asian Roots of Aesthetics (in Collaboration with Asian Society of Aesthetics)

2. Anatolian Roots of Aesthetics

3. Contemporary Approaches to Art and Aesthetic Theories

4. Art Theories / Technology / Aesthetics

5. Design Theories / Technology / Aesthetics


Important Dates

May 15, 2011 Deadline for sending abstracts

May 15, 2011 Announcement for abstracts accepted

July 15, 2011 Deadline for sending papers

July 15, 2011 Deadline for the payment of the symposium fee

August 15, 2011 Announcement for papers accepted

September 15, 2011 Printed books

19-20-21 October, 2011 International Symposium on Theories of Art / Design and Aesthetics

Organization Committee

Prof. Dr. Burhan Vark?vanç

Asst. Prof. Dr. Özand Gönülal

Asst. Prof. Dr. Zehra Yi?it

Assistant Dr. Rana ??neci Süzen

Instructor Ebru Nalan Sülün

Instructor S?d?ka Benan Çelikel


Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. O?uz Adan?r

Prof. Dr. Ali Akay

Prof. Dr. U?urcan Akyüz

Prof. Dr. Erol Alt?nsapan

Prof. Dr. Hasan Aslan

Prof. Dr. Semra Ayd?nl?

Prof. Dr. O?uz Bayraktar

Prof. Gören Bulut

Prof. Dr. Özlem Er

Prof. Dr. Simber Atay Eskier

Prof. Dr. Semra Germaner

Prof. Dr. Zeynep ?nankur

Prof. Hasan Pekmezci

Prof. Dr. Günsel Renda

Prof. Dr. ?nci San

Prof. Abdullah Uz

Prof. Dr. Ertan Y?lmaz

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cihan Camc?

Assoc. Prof. R?fat ?ahiner

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zeynep Yasa Yaman

Asst. Prof. Dr. Aren Kurtgözü

Asst. Prof. Dr. Dilek Tunal?


Symposium Fee


Graduate Students:100 $


200 $

Bank Account

Türkiye ?? Bankas?

Dollar Account

Number: 6202-68952

Name: Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi


Contact Persons

Asst. Prof. Dr. Zehra Yi?it

Assistant Özgü Günde?o?lu

Assistant Mustafa Kemal Özkul

Assistant Özge Ya?c?


Assistant Dr. Fuat Akdenizli

Instructor Benan Çelikel

Contact Info

Address: Akdeniz University Dumlup?nar Boulevard 07058 Campus Antalya / Turkey

Telephone Number: + 90 242 2274400

Fax Number: + 90 242 2275540

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