promises to be a bunfight between biennialists and new media-ites - shd be a larf
The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand in association with the Art Gallery of
New South Wales and Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics, UNSW present the
Transforming Aesthetics Conference 7-9 July 2005
Key speakers include: Nicolas Bourriaud, Andrew Benjamin, Ernst van Alphen, Jane Taylor
and Sean Cubitt
See the website for programme and registration details:
PLEASE FORWARD TO YOUR COLLEAGUES. THANKYOU
Register for the full conference, one day or the keynote address by Nicolas Bourriaud.
Transforming Aesthetics explores the response of aesthetic theory to new forms of art and
exhibition practice, emerging in relation to post-9/11 politics, globalisation,
post-colonialism and the demise of Euro-centrism.
The entanglement of art with politics frequently prompts art theorists to import concepts
from cultural/political theory. But art is not simply a field of application for theory;
rather, concepts and theories may be understood to emerge from the visual. For this reason
it is crucial to attend to the specifics of visual or aesthetic languages. New forms of
political and post-colonial practice call for a new set of critical terms - for an
expansion and re-evaluation of the field of aesthetic theory. Thus this conference maps
the ongoing transformation of aesthetics.
This project has been assisted by the Federal Government through the Australia Council,
its arts funding and advisory body.
Project Officer Curatorial Services
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney 2000
T: 02 9225 1615
F: 02 9221 6226
Transforming Aesthetics Website: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/aaanz
Sean Cubitt ? Screen and media Studies ? University of Waikato ? Private Bag 3105 ?
Hamilton ? New Zealand ? +64 (0)7 838 4543 ? seanc(a)waikato.ac.nz
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