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14: Art and Perception

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in englischer Sprache

All art is perceived, but how much of art is explained by the principles of perception? The seminar takes up this question: when and to what extent is perception useful for understanding art? There are very divergent discourses of the arts today, from reductionist scientific accounts (biology of art) to purely culture-based theories (visual studies). We are facing a new kind of ‚Two Cultures.‘ To address this gulf, our lectures center on such themes as the ecology of making and viewing pictures, irrational behavior related to images (iconoclasm and animism), and end with the question of culture s relation to perceiving. Our hope is to move beyond stale dichotomies and create a truly inclusive discourse about art and perception.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Art History, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Dr. Ian VERSTEGEN

Adjunct Professor, Department of Art History, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Instructor, Temple University Visiting Assistant Professor, Ursinuns College
1997-2002
2002-2003

Seminarwoche

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14.08.2008

15:00 - 15:30Eröffnung des Europäischen Forums Alpbach 2008Plenary
15:30 - 17:00EröffnungsreferatePlenary
17:00 - 18:30Vorstellung der SeminarinhaltePlenary
18:30 - 21:00EröffnungsempfangSocial

14.08.-20.08.2008

Seminar 11: Transatlantic relationsSeminar
Seminar 08: Who is in control? How the brain controls our thoughts and actionsSeminar
Seminar 10: Public opinion, opinion research and political decision-makingSeminar
Seminar 09: PredictabilitySeminar
Seminar 14: Art and PerceptionSeminar
Seminar 13: Wahrnehmung von Verantwortung im „globalen Verfassungsnetzwerk“ – Möglichkeiten und Grenzen (inter)nationaler HöchstgerichteSeminar
Seminar 12: Understanding fundamentalism: An interdisciplinary analysis of „Strong Religion“Seminar

14.08.-21.08.2008

Seminar 01: Climate change and what we need to do about itSeminar
Seminar 07: Security policy becoming a European issueSeminar
Seminar 05: A European people? Perception and formation of European citizensSeminar
Seminar 06: Ethics and biomedicine: Analysis of decisions and value judgementsSeminar
Seminar 03: Wirtschaftsforschung und WirtschaftspolitikSeminar
Seminar 02: Utopias and alternative (visions of) worldsSeminar
Seminar 04: Geschichtliche Situationsdeutungen und historische EntscheidungenSeminar

15.08.2008

18:30 - 19:30Special Lecture: Europa – Strategische Entscheidungen für den KontinentPlenary

16.08.2008

15:30 - 17:00Plenarveranstaltung: Klimawandel und VorhersagbarkeitPlenary

18.08.2008

17:00 - 18:30Plenarveranstaltung: 40 Jahre Prager FrühlingPlenary

19.08.2008

15:30 - 17:00Plenarveranstaltung: Was blieb von 1968?Plenary